Earn Points and Miles

Reviews

We will highlight a handful of credit card reviews in this section of the beginner’s guide. As part of our beginner’s guide, understanding the best credit cards to have in their wallets is important to our readers. This category will be updated constantly when credit cards reviews change and is a great place to look when looking for a new credit card.

Several of the credit cards we’ve highlighted are:

Best Ways to Maximize Purchases at Amazon

Best Ways to Maximize Purchases at Amazon

Because of the amount of money many people spend at Amazon, we will explore the best ways to maximize purchases with credit cards and cash back portals.

Why Rakuten Is the Best for Cash Back

Why Rakuten Is the Best for Cash Back

It might have a funny name that's impossible to pronounce, but the Rakuten shopping portal is one of the best out there right now.

Chase Ultimate Rewards: Earn and Maximize

Chase Ultimate Rewards: Earn and Maximize

Understanding how to earn and redeem Chase Ultimate Rewards with a maximum value is crucial to being successful with points and miles. We'll show you how!

Activate Q2 Chase Freedom Bonus Categories

Activate Q2 Chase Freedom Bonus Categories

A new year has started, so it's also time to activate the Chase Freedom bonus categories for the beginning of 2020.

Chase Trifecta: Easily Earn Ultimate Rewards

Chase Trifecta: Easily Earn Ultimate Rewards

The Chase Trifecta is the quickest way to earn Chase Ultimate Rewards. Everyday people can take advantage of different earning bonuses across three cards.

Activate Q1 Discover Bonus Categories

Activate Q1 Discover Bonus Categories

Even though we write about points and miles, earning 5% cashback can still be valuable. The first quarter Discover bonus categories are grocery stores, Walgreens and CVS pharmacies.

Five Easy Ways to Maximize Earning Points & Miles

Five Easy Ways to Maximize Earning Points & Miles

Earning points and miles can sometimes be confusing. We quickly illustrate five easy ways to maximize earning points and miles.

Ways to Meet Minimum Spend Requirements

Ways to Meet Minimum Spend Requirements

Meeting minimum spending requirements to earn lucrative sign-up bonuses can sometimes be difficult, but we have a list of ways to meet minimum spend.

Understanding Beginner Credit Card Strategy

Understanding Beginner Credit Card Strategy

Understanding beginner credit card strategy is important to understand when deciding which credit card to open to earn points and miles.

American Express Gold Card: Earn Membership Rewards Fast

American Express Gold Card: Earn Membership Rewards Fast

The American Express Gold card is one the more popular Amex cards on the market. It's also a great card for someone getting into points and miles

Rules to Applying for Different Credit Cards

Rules to Applying for Different Credit Cards

Every bank issuing credit cards have different rules on things such as who can get approved for their cards and how many cards a single cardholder can have.

Understanding how credit cards affect your credit score

Understanding how credit cards affect your credit score

A lot of people think that credit cards will ruin your credit. If responsible, credit cards can actually help you move past just an average credit score.

Earning Points with Hotel & Airline Dining Programs

Earning Points with Hotel & Airline Dining Programs

Hotel and airline dining programs are a great way to earn extra points and miles through everyday spending toward free travel.

Maximizing Points and Miles with Shopping Portals

Maximizing Points and Miles with Shopping Portals

Shopping portals are one of the easiest and xx ways to earn extra points and miles. You will be shocked to learn just how easy it is to earn through them.

Cash Back or Points: What’s better to have?

Cash Back or Points: What’s better to have?

The decision between getting cash back and points comes down to how much value you're getting from your point redemption's and where you're at in your life.

Best Student Credit Card: Chase Freedom Student

Best Student Credit Card: Chase Freedom Student

in huge news for younger adults, Chase will roll out a Chase Freedom Student credit card exclusively for students looking to build up their credit.

Airport Lounge Access with Credit Cards

Airport Lounge Access with Credit Cards

Many think lounges at airports will never be reality. But, there are actually many different ways to get airport lounge access with credit cards.

Easily Earn Points and Miles With Mobile Apps

Easily Earn Points and Miles With Mobile Apps

Not all points and miles are created equally. But, being able to earn points and miles with mobile apps is something you should be taking advantage of!

Earn Hilton Points From Lyft Rides

Earn Hilton Points From Lyft Rides

Hilton and Lyft announced a partnership that allows consumers to earn Hilton points for Lyft rides. It's hard to beat earning points with no effort.

How to Get a Credit Card Late Fee Refunded

How to Get a Credit Card Late Fee Refunded

The same guy who has a website about points and miles accidentally missed a payment. Thankfully, I learned how to get a credit card late fee refunded.

Chase Sapphire Preferred Review

Chase Sapphire Preferred Review

The Chase Sapphire Preferred is the most popular starter travel credit card for everyday points earnings. We'll tell you why it should be in your wallet.

Why you need a hotel credit card in your wallet

Why you need a hotel credit card in your wallet

Every day people who don't travel a lot think a hotel credit card won't be worth it, but in reality, it's just the opposite.

Finding Value in American Express Offers

Finding Value in American Express Offers

American Express Membership Rewards is a great option for transferrable points, however, Amex Offers makes it even better.

Chase Freedom Unlimited Review

Chase Freedom Unlimited Review

The Freedom Unlimited Card is a great way to earn Ultimate Rewards. It's powerful when paired with a Chase Sapphire card and also a great starter card!

Points and Miles Beginner’s Guide

Points and Miles Beginner’s Guide

Welcome to our Points and Miles Beginner's Guide! Our hope is this will allow you to understand the points and miles hobby and earn free travel.

Reasons to Start With a Transferable Points Card

Reasons to Start With a Transferable Points Card

Transferable point credit cards allow you more flexibility in redeeming and can be more rewarding when earning points through your credit card spend.

American Express Everyday Preferred Review

American Express Everyday Preferred Review

The American Express Everyday Preferred card is one the more unique cards due to its bonus structure rewarding for number of transactions per billing cycle.

Chase Sapphire Reserve Review

Chase Sapphire Reserve Review

The Chase Sapphire Reserve card is one of the best and most lucrative premium travel credit card on the market due to its benefits and spending bonuses.

Chase Freedom Review

Chase Freedom Review

The Chase Freedom Card is one of my favorite cards on the market. For those of us who aren't spending a ton of money, it's easy to rack up a ton of points

Why the Chase 5/24 Rule Isn’t so Bad

Why the Chase 5/24 Rule Isn’t so Bad

The Chase 5/24 Rule is a newer development to the points and miles game, but one that cardholders need to understand. It's not as bad as most make it seem!

Best credit cards for building your credit

Best credit cards for building your credit

In the event you don't have a high credit score for a premium credit card, we have a list of the best credit cards for building your credit.

Best Starter Credit Cards to Earn Points and Miles

Best Starter Credit Cards to Earn Points and Miles

Finding the best starter credit card to earn points and miles will be crucial to building a good foundation of cards in your wallet.