How to Find the Best Credit Card Reward Program for Free Car Rentals

Tweet This week I had a question from a new Help Me Travel Cheap reader.  It was a question I hadn’t seriously researched, so it was time to fire up my slick Mac and get to work. Wait!  Before I get too far, I guess I should let you know what the question was. Craig, […]

Ultimate Rewards for Flights Vs. American Express Rewards

Tweet Due to the popularity of the Chase Sapphire Preferred card, it seems as though we need to put it against a long time non-mileage card to see how the Ultimate Rewards compare to American Express Rewards cards. For a basic introduction, I’ve done a review of American Express Rewards. Annual Fee Comparison We all […]

How to Redeem Capital One Venture Rewards Points for Travel

Tweet The Capital One Venture Rewards program only has one serious drawback that I’ve discovered so far – their customer service is horrible.  I’ve had to call a couple of times about some issues, and I’ve had a very, very hard time understanding the phone representatives. Otherwise, I’ve actually been quite impressed with the card, […]

American Express Membership Rewards Review and Value Analysis

Tweet As we analyze and review the American Express Membership Rewards (MR) program, we’ll be continuing our series where we’re on the hunt to find the most valuable travel related credit card rewards program. To date, here are the other credit card rewards programs that I’ve reviewed: Capital One Venture Rewards – 3/4 out of […]

Capital One Venture Rewards Value Analysis

Tweet This post is a continuation of a series where we’re evaluating the value of different travel rewards based programs. Here’s a list of our previous analyses: ThankYou Rewards Chase Ultimate Rewards How do you earn points? Like each of the other programs reviewed, you earn points primarily by spending money on the branded credit […]

Chase Sapphire Preferred and Sapphire Preferred Ultimate Rewards Value Analysis

Tweet Today we’ll be looking at the the points system associated with Chase Sapphire and Chase Sapphire Preferred.  Here at Help Me Travel Cheap I’m in the process of comparing the travel value of different credit card rewards programs. **Update: As of May 16th, 2011 Chase is offering a 40,000 sign up bonus for the […]

Expedia Changes Partnership with ThankYou Rewards

Tweet For several years our family has slowly been accumulating ThankYou Rewards points.  ThankYou Rewards points have never been a primary focus because they typically only offer a decent rate of return for points.  However, one of the things we always enjoyed is the rewards flexibility.  You can use your points for anything from gift […]