80,000-Point Sign-Up Bonus on the Marriott Rewards Premier Card

Good news if you’re interested in booking award travel with Marriott or Ritz-Carlton: The Marriott Rewards Premier Credit Card and the Marriott Rewards Premier Business Credit Card are increasing their sign-up bonuses to 80,000 points after $3,000 spent in the first three months. That’s 30,000 Marriott Rewards points more than the standard 50,000-point offer. This isn’t…

Earn 50% More Points on Big Purchases With the Amex Business Platinum Card

Using your Amex Business Platinum card for big purchases just got a lot more valuable. For a limited time, using this card will net you 50% more points on transactions of $5,000 or more, such as a new car or even a $170 million painting. Obviously most people won’t be using this perk too often, but it’s a…

The 6 Best Cash-Back Cards for 2016

Whether you’re new to the points and miles hobby or simply prefer money in your wallet to accruing travel rewards, cash-back credit cards can offer a great return on your spending. Read on as TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Nick Ewen discusses six of the best options to consider applying for this year. Earning…

5 Must-Visit Wineries Between Sydney and Melbourne

Take advantage of the strong US dollar and start planning your trip to Australia. Here, TPG Special Correspondent John Walton takes us on a delightfully delicious journey from Sydney to Melbourne, stopping at local wineries along the way.  As the third busiest air route in the world, you’ll be one of about eight million passengers flying between…

Earn Up to 20 TrueBlue Points Per Dollar With ScoreBig

Late last year, ticket broker ScoreBig and Southwest Airlines ran a promotion offering customers 2,000 Southwest Rapid Rewards points and up to 22 points per dollar for purchasing tickets through the service. This week, the brand launched a new partnership with JetBlue that offers bonus TrueBlue points if you’re enrolled in both programs. In addition to the points…

Airfares Have Dropped 15% or More Since January 2015

Recent data from Hopper and the Bureau of Labor and Statistics reflects news that’s surely music to travelers’ ears: The drop in oil prices has caused a sharp decrease in airfare. The airfare modeling and forecasting site Hopper recently reported that the average airfare for January 2016 was 2.53% lower than December, and a staggering…

Costco’s Switch from Amex to Visa Delayed Until Summer 2016

Last year, Costco announced it was cutting ties with American Express and signing an exclusive agreement with Citi to provide co-branded Visa credit cards for customers beginning April 1, 2016. Now that roll out has been pushed back until “early summer” because the transition has taken longer than expected. Costco announced it was cutting its 16-year…

Deal Alert: New York to Costa Rica from $281 Round-Trip

Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We recommend that you use Google Flights to find dates to fly, then book through an online travel agency, such as Orbitz, which allows you to cancel flights without penalty by 11pm Eastern Time within one day of booking. Remember: Fares may disappear quickly, so book right away and take advantage…