Points vs. Cash Back: Which is Best for You?
Trying to choose between a points credit card and a cash-back credit card? There’s no right answer—just the option that best fits your lifestyle.
Merchant Codes: What They Are and Why You Should Care
Merchant Category Codes (MCCs) determine how bonus categories are assigned for credit card spending.
Why Are Some Points Worth More Than Others?
Some points are a lot more valuable than others. This is why.
Chase Ultimate Rewards Points Value
How much are Chase Ultimate Rewards worth? GigaPoints says 1.8 cents each. Here is how we got there.
The Complete Guide to Accor Live Limitless (ALL)
Accor Live Limitless (ALL) isn’t well-known in the U.S., but it’s an excellent hotel loyalty program if you spend a lot of time in Europe or stay at the upscale Fairmont brand.
The Complete Guide to American Airlines AAdvantage
AAdvantage has a large flight network and lots of partners, but availability can be hard to come by.
The Complete Guide to Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan
Alaska’s Mileage Plan offers some good flight values along with an interesting partner network.
The Complete Guide to United MileagePlus
MileagePlus offers good values for flights, assuming you can find availability which has become harder of late.
The Complete Guide to JetBlue TrueBlue Rewards
The strength of TrueBlue Rewards is in its simplicity. But there are limited ways to use rewards, and the number of points needed to book a flight is tied to its dollar price, so you won’t find any amazing deals.
Booking Experiences With Points
You can use points for much more than flights or hotel nights. But are these unique “experiences” worth it?
The Complete Guide to IHG Rewards Club
IHG Rewards Club members have many different ways to earn and redeem their points, but there isn’t much value in redemption options.
The Complete Guide to Citi ThankYou Rewards
With 15 airline transfer partners, Citi ThankYou Rewards are relatively flexible and can get you some great back-door deals. But only two premium cards let you get full value from the points, and they still don’t measure up to Chase Ultimate Rewards and Amex Membership Rewards.
The Complete Guide to Southwest Rapid Rewards
Rapid Rewards is a lot like Southwest: functional, friendly and focused on good value. Read on for everything you need to know.
The Complete Guide to Marriott Bonvoy Rewards
Marriott has one of the biggest footprints in the hotel industry, but Bonvoy Rewards don’t go very far. Read on to find out why.
The Complete Guide to Hilton Honors Rewards
Hilton points aren’t super valuable, but they are easy to rack up.
The Complete Guide to World of Hyatt Rewards
Hyatt may have fewer hotels than competitors, but its loyalty program gives members great value.
The Complete Guide to Discover It Miles
This may not be the most lucrative program, but Discover It Miles are definitely easy to use.
The Complete Guide to Capital One Miles
CapitalOne miles are easy to use, and new transfer partners offer some interesting value.
The Complete Guide to American Express Membership Rewards
Membership Rewards is one of the top credit-card loyalty programs, because the points can be used in so many ways. But there are weaknesses, too.
The Complete Guide to Chase Ultimate Rewards
The name is fitting. Versatile and valuable, Chase Ultimate Rewards might be the best credit-card points of all.