American Express Business Gold | Limited Time 75,000 Sign Up Bonus

Tweet American Express Business Gold Card 75,000 American Express Rewards Bonus Points This is a limited time offer, and you must apply on or before March 14th to get the bonus points. The $175 annual fee is waived for the first year. The minimum spend is a whopping $10,000 in the first four months of […]

Best Current American Airlines AAdvantage Credit Cards Bonuses

Tweet Thanks to some reader feedback, last week I discovered that my listed links to the 50,000 American Airlines Visa and American Express cards were no longer working.  I’m actually surprised that they’ve hung around for this long. So, the question is now, what’s the best current credit card sign up bonus for American Airlines? […]

The Travel Credit Card that Yields the Most Satisfaction Feedback (and the Card with the Most Horror Stories)

Tweet I get emails. In some of the emails I receive, people lavish me with thanks because they’re so glad they’ve been able to start to travel for less than they ever imagined. The card I’m thanked most often for suggesting is the Chase Sapphire Preferred. While I hate to say there is a ‘best credit […]

How to Organize, Track, and Manage Points & Miles so it Doesn’t Become a Full-time Job

Tweet When people object to this little game of collecting miles and points, there are two common objections. 1.  I’m afraid it will hurt my credit score.  The truth is that it impacts your credit score, but not by as much as you might think. 2.  It takes too much time and effort. While it […]

Confessions of a Hypocritical Travel Blogger | I Don’t Do App-O-Ramas

Tweet One of the goals of Help Me Travel Cheap is to share my travel knowledge and insight so you can benefit from what I’m learning about nearly free travel. But the other day I realized that there is one piece of advice I’ve shared on this blog that I don’t actually follow. So, you […]

Travel Credit Card Reward Spending Guide By Bonus Categories

Tweet By owning Help Me Travel Cheap, I sometimes get to cheat.  I get to do things that I’d like to do anyways and turn it into a blog post. If you’re going to turn credit card rewards into nearly free travel, you’ll need to know which is the best card to use for different […]

The Anatomy of a Mini-App-O-Ramma: Re-Evaluating the Best Current Credit Card Offerings

Tweet In the next week or so, my wife and I will be applying for a few new credit cards.  In this post I will walk you through the thought process I go through when deciding which cards to apply for and which cards to pass over. App-O-Ramma I honestly don’t know where this term […]

Why the Chase Sapphire Preferred is the Most Recommended Card

Tweet Over the last few years, I’ve done hundreds of credit card consults.  While I haven’t kept any records, I know for a fact that the card that I’ve recommended most often is the Chase Sapphire Preferred. Why? My credit card consults are personalized (in that I read them myself and reply to each request personally […]

How to Get an Almost Free Around the World Trip with 6 Credit Card Approvals

Tweet Greetings from Buenos Aires, Argentina. Yesterday, we burned another 100,000 miles. I flew with my wife and three kids from New York City to Buenos Aires, Argentina (via Santiago, Chile).  We’re here for two nights before heading down to San Carlos De Barlioche.  Tickets here cost us 100,000 BA miles (accumulated from a single […]