Warning: You May Get a Better Rate of Return By Avoiding an Airline Branded Credit Card

Tweet Over the last year, I’ve done a lot of free credit card consultations. I’ve noticed a pattern with the credit cards that people have on hand. The pattern would appear to be logical, but it actually isn’t. The assumption is that I should have and use the credit card that is sponsored by my […]

The Best Air Miles Credit Cards for Every Day Spending

Tweet I originally wrote this post about the best air miles credit cards in August of 2011.  I never posted it because it’s hard to account for all the variables (as I’m sure you’ll discover as you read through the post). However, I decided it was time to dust off the post and run it […]

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, […]

Best Cash Back Credit Cards with Mileage Transfer Options

Tweet Last week I introduced 7 situations where cash back credit cards beat miles credit cards.  At the end of the article, I alluded to the fact that your best option is to find a card that allows you to do both – earn cash back or earn miles.  A card that allows that will […]

Best Credit Cards for Getting Free Hotel Stays

Tweet I’ve spent a lot of time on this blog helping you get in the air for free with the best airline credit cards.  Today I’ll share some tips on getting free hotels with hotel credit cards. For the sake of this post, I’ll focus on hotel earning opportunities in Honolulu.  Why?  Because I’ve been […]

Get 20-25% More Value Out of 50,000 Chase Sapphire Preferred Points

Tweet The thing to love about the 40,000 Ultimate Rewards offer is the flexibility of the points.  This is especially true if you already have a stash of air miles.  The Ultimate Rewards program will help you to get closer to the ever illusive free vacation. In this post, you’ll learn how to s-t-r-e-t-c-h your […]