Carissa Rawson, The Points Guy

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Past articles by Carissa:

Points and miles kept me from getting trapped in Central America

Using points and miles during a time of crisis helped me get home safely. → Read More

Everything you need to know about Venmo

Learn everything there is about Venmo, including how to get it, how it works, and whether you can earn rewards with the app. → Read More

How to set up autopay for all your credit cards

Make sure you never pay a late fee again by setting up autopay on all your credit cards. → Read More

Reader Question: Does overpaying hurt me with card issuers?

TPG reader Vaughn asked what happens to his credit when he overpays his credit cards. → Read More

Your ultimate guide to credit card annual perks

Find out which credit cards offer which benefits so you can pick the correct card for your needs. → Read More

Coronavirus relief: The Apple Card is letting customers skip a payment with no interest

Apple has announced that it's Apple Card holders can skip payment for the month of March without incurring interest as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. → Read More

Rustic paradise: A review of Calala Island, a private island bookable with World of Hyatt points

A full review of Calala Island, the private-island hotel bookable for just 40,000 Hyatt points per night. → Read More

TSA allowing passengers to bring up to 12 ounces of hand sanitizer through security

The TSA has put out new guidelines concerning the amount of hand sanitizer passengers can carry-on. → Read More

Choice Privileges Visa credit card review

The Choice Privileges Visa credit card is a relatively unknown card with no annual fee. Featuring 15 points per dollar on all Choice purchase, 5 points per dollar for Choice points purchases and Choice hotel gift cards, and 2 points per dollar on everything else, this card offers a solid return on spend for frequent Choice customers but not much else. → Read More

How to get to Alaska with points and miles

You don't need to break the bank to explore Alaska. → Read More

Why you should be using the Amex offers map feature

Take advantage of this nifty navigational feature to stock up on savings. → Read More

These are the hotels and airlines offering elite status extensions for those impacted by Coronavirus

Your guide to all hotels and airlines offering relief for those affected by Coronavirus. → Read More

Targeted: Earn 4,000 bonus miles on your AAdvantage Aviator card

Check your email to see if you're targeted for this promotion. → Read More

TPG Reader Hall of Fame: $605,000 in vacations for 15 million points

This family of six amassed millions of points with their small business and credit card know-how. Find out how they've traveled the world in style. → Read More

Delta SkyMiles flash sale: Caribbean, US flights from 12k miles round-trip

Head somewhere sunny for cheap with this flash sale. → Read More

Own part of an iconic A380 with these snazzy new luggage tags

Hurry to grab these luggage tags before they sell out! → Read More

Earn 5x points and score a discount on fee-free gift Visa cards now on sale at Staples

Surprise! Staples is back with their no-fee Visa gift cards plus the chance to score an additional discount with a targeted Chase Offer. → Read More

World of Hyatt extending elite status, benefits for some members due to coronavirus

In a serious good-guy move, World of Hyatt has announced tier extensions to some members impacted by the spread of COVID-19 virus, also known as the new coronavirus. Those members residing in the Asia Pacific region will see an automatic extension of Hyatt elite status to February 2022 from February 2021. Other benefits such as … → Read More

Alaska Airlines offering 2-for-1 flight voucher to 17,000+ hockey fans

You'll get the BOGO voucher by attending the San Jose Sharks game on Feb. 27. → Read More

Bougie on a budget: How to do Tuscany for cheap

Sip a chianti in Chianti while saving money with your points and miles. → Read More