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Guide to The Points Guy app

The TPG app is an essential tool for anyone who wants to use credit card rewards to book travel


The Points Guy App promises to be an essential tool for anyone interested in travel hacking, rewards tracking and credit card optimization.

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If you’re the kind of person who is interested in earning and redeeming credit card rewards, you’ve probably visited our sister site The Points Guy at least once – right? Whether you’re checking in on TPG’s latest points and miles valuations or looking for information on the best way to redeem your Chase Ultimate Rewards Points, American Express Membership Rewards Points or Citi ThankYou Rewards, The Points Guy is a great resource.

Now, The Points Guy App promises to be an essential tool for anyone interested in travel hacking, rewards tracking and credit card optimization. Reviews for The Points Guy App from Apple users highlight the TPG app’s ability to help them earn, redeem and maximize the value of their credit card rewards.

Why just Apple users? As of this writing, The Points Guy App is only available for iOS. Those who are hoping to get The Points Guy App on Android can join the TPG App Android Waitlist that will let them know when the Android app is finalized and available.

The Points Guy App is packed with features that will benefit nearly anyone interested in travel credit cards, airline credit cards and maximizing credit card rewards. Want to learn more? Here’s our complete The Points Guy App review.

Cards Wallet

Want to know which credit cards to use for which purchases? Want to keep track of not only how many points you’ve earned, but how many points you might have missed out on? The Points Guy App’s Cards Wallet is ready to help you manage your credit card rewards.

Start by syncing your existing credit cards to the TPG App. Then, use the Cards Wallet to decide which credit card is most likely to help you achieve your rewards goals – whether you need to hit a spending minimum within a certain time period to take advantage of a welcome bonus or whether you’re trying to maximize the points you earn on groceries, gas and other everyday expenses. Below, you can see how the app reports your estimated points earnings.

The Cards Wallet not only lets you know how many points you’ve earned on your recent purchases, but it also keeps track of how many points you left on the table. Let’s say you ordered takeout and paid with a credit card that offered 2X points on restaurants – but if you had used one of the other cards in your wallet, you could have earned 5X points on your restaurant spending. The TPG App will let you know that you missed out on a points-earning opportunity and offer advice that can help you make more strategic credit card choices in the future.

Points Wallet

Want to know how to get the most value from your accumulated rewards? The Points Guy App’s Points Wallet can help you decide how to redeem your credit card rewards, whether you’re hoping to use your points to book a hotel stay, transfer your miles to a participating airline or turn your cash back into a statement credit.

If you’ve been following The Points Guy online, you’re already familiar with the kind of expertise TPG can offer – whether you want to know which redemption options offer the most value per point, which airline transfers offer the best rates or which hotel loyalty programs are most likely to reward you with a free stay. The Points Wallet turns all this information into easily digestible data, providing insights into which redemption options are likely to get you the most value for your rewards.

Below is an example of the Points tab showing you the estimated redemption value for the points the user has earned.

TPG’s Points Wallet also maintains a running total of the net worth associated with any rewards you have earned but not yet redeemed, giving you a good idea of how valuable those rewards could become if you decided to maximize them. Plus, the Points Wallet automatically keeps track of any reward expiration dates – giving you the chance to use your points and miles before you lose them.

Award Explorer

Ready to plan your next big trip? Use the TPG App’s Award Explorer to compare various destinations, maximize your rewards value and calculate how many points you’ll need to upgrade your flight to first class. The Award Explorer will even help you decide whether it’s better to book your trip through a credit card portal or transfer your points to a participating airline or hotel.

You can even use the Award Explorer to track your progress toward a saved trip – and The Points Guy App will not only track the points and miles you’ve already earned but also provide expert advice to help you reach your earnings goals as quickly as possible.

Below is an example of the Award Explorer page in action for a potential trip from Austin to Seattle.

It’ll even help you decide whether cash or points is your better option before you book your travel.

Curated news feed

Want to keep track of the latest credit card news and receive customized information about deals that can save you money on your next trip? The Points Guy App offers a curated news feed that is designed to keep you up to date on the information you care about most – whether you’re interested in learning which credit cards are offering the most valuable sign-up bonuses, which airlines are opening new routes or which San Francisco landmarks are the best for busy families.

Bottom line

The Points Guy App is a must-have for anyone interested in earning points and miles, booking awards travel and taking advantage of everything their credit cards have to offer. With plenty of expert advice to help you maximize your credit card rewards and achieve your travel goals, the TPG App is well-positioned to be your next travel companion – but only if you’re currently using iOS. People who want The Points Guy App for Android are going to have to wait just a little bit longer before they can access all of TPG’s resources, data and insights in app form.

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The editorial content on this page is based solely on the objective assessment of our writers and is not driven by advertising dollars. It has not been provided or commissioned by the credit card issuers. However, we may receive compensation when you click on links to products from our partners.

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