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Getting Your Travel Rewards on the Ground

You've wrung every mile out of your frequent flyer program. Now wring every cent out of your other rewards programs for your hotel, rental car, and more.

Advanced Airline Miles Collection Tricks for High Flyers

How did that guy get upgraded to business class? By taking advantage of these credit card bonus offers and travel rewards program loopholes.

7 Frequent Flyer Rules to Go Farther on Fewer Miles

Travel reward points and miles are like dollars — you work hard to earn them, and you should spend them wisely. Learn how.

5 Best Gas Rewards Credit Cards

Tired of overpaying for gas? Get 5% back or 15 cents off per gallon with these gas reward cards.

Maximize the Value of Your Airline Miles and Points

Should you pay with points or pay with cash? Learn how to apply the Two Cent Rule and maximize the value of your travel rewards.

5 Best Cash Back Credit Cards

If you're responsible with your credit, a rewards credit card can be a nice perk -- free stuff! If you don't want to bother with points programs, choose a cash rewards card.

Get Started With Travel Rewards in 4 Simple Steps

Going far with a credit card travel rewards program is not as hard as it seems. The journey of a thousand miles begins with four simple steps.

Best Rewards Card: The Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express

Our travel credit card expert zips around the world for free using by credit card rewards. Learn why this card is the best in his wallet.

The 5 Best Credit Cards for College Students

Used wisely, these credit cards can be a great way for parents and college kids to share expenses while also building students' financial independence.

Retire Your Credit Card Debt With Citi Simplicity® Card

For the two-thirds of American credit card holders who carry a balance, Citi Simplicity may be the best way to step off the treadmill.

The Platinum Card: Do the Perks Justify the Fee?

No other card comes close to Platinum's pile of perks, services, fee refunds, and exclusives. But few other cards come close to Platinum's annual fee, either.

The Simmons Bank Visa® Platinum Credit Card: The Lowest Standard APR Available

You won't get rewards or perks or concierge service with this credit card, but you will get the industry's lowest interest rate.

5 Best Travel Reward Credit Cards

Jason's family has been earning free travel for over 20 years. These are his favorite travel rewards cards.

Invest Your Rewards With the Fidelity Rewards AMEX Card

Don't just pocket your credit card rewards. With this card you can easily put them to work in an investment account.

Love Travel, But Hate Airline Miles? Try AmEx's Blue Sky Preferred

Credit card issuers are replacing complex airline mile rewards with flexible statement credits. Is AMEX's Blue Sky Preferred the best of the bunch?

Get a Break From Interest for 21 Months: The Citi Diamond Preferred Card

The Citi Diamond Preferred Card doesn't ask you to choose between a great promotional rate (0% APR for 18 months) and attractive cardholder perks and benefits; it offers both.

Travel Rewards Doesn't Get Easier Than This: Capital One Venture Rewards Card

By replacing flighty airline miles with statement credits, the Capital One Venture Rewards card makes redeeming and earning travel rewards easy.

The PenFed Promise Visa Card Offers a Way to Escape Your Big Bank

With industry best interest rates and no fees, the PenFed Promise Visa card may be just the trick for borrowers looking to break the big bank habit.

Chase Slate: Balance Transfers With No Fee

As the only credit card on the market with no balance transfer fee, the Chase Slate card can save you serious cash (and help you make a plan to pay off debt).

NFL Extra Points Card: Fumble or Touchdown?

If you’re willing spend what it takes to amass the required points, this credit card may be the surest way to acquire Super Bowl tickets.