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My New York Times Travel Show Presentation: Maximizing Credit Cards For Free Travel, And Reader Meet Up

by on March 3, 2014 · 5 comments

in Appearances, Credit Cards

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It was a busy weekend in New York! What with all the major airline news last week from Delta and American, I had plenty to talk about at the New York Times Travel Show on both Saturday and Sunday.

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My talk Saturday was titled, “Maximizing Credit Cards for Free Travel,” and in it I discussed the basics of what we cover here every day – the best travel credit cards out there, how to maximize your earning and redeeming, the different kinds of points (transferable, fixed-value and co-branded) and what everyone can do to make sure they are leveraging their credit card spending to the fullest.

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I’d like to thank all the TPG readers and newcomers alike who attended the talk, and as promised, below you’ll find my presentation from that evening including relevant links to detailed articles on the topics I covered. The links are embedded in the presentation itself, so if you find a topic that interests you and want to learn more, simply click on the link and you’ll be redirected to the relevant article.

Maximizing Credit Cards for Free Travel

I loved taking reader questions – and there were a lot of great ones afterwards. But the real fun came a short while after the presentation ended when Team TPG and I headed over to the Yotel to host a reader meet up.

Team TPG hosted a reader meet up.

Team TPG hosted a reader meet up.

We had over 100 TPG readers in attendance who won invitations and came to chat the night away, swap those mileage battle stories and take away some new TPG swag – that I hope makes traveling a little easier and more fun!

Reader enjoying the TPG swag.

Reader enjoying the TPG swag.

As always, I had a great time chatting with readers, and I’d like to thank you all for helping make this site what it is and for coming both to my appearance and to the meet up.

Chatting the night away with readers.

Chatting the night away with readers.

I can’t wait to host more of these all over the country and the world so I can hear about the points and miles stories that interest you, and share all the exciting developments that are underway on ThePointsGuy.com.

Thank you again to all who attended, and if you were at my talk at the NYT Travel Show on Sunday, stay tuned for that presentation, which I should have up on the site with relevant links tomorrow.

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  • http://www.havechildstilltravel.com Have Child, Still Travel

    Looks like a great time! I hope to make it to one of your presentations soon!

  • David F.

    You should do one in South Florida

  • http://www.batman.com BobthePlunger

    Kate O’Brien has an amazing body!

  • Justin

    Ah I’ve been sick with pneumonia and sinusitis so I haven’t been able to travel but I appreciate the slide show on here. I’m only an hour and 15 min from the Javits and definitely would’ve made it out there. Thanks Bri.

  • dee seiffer

    It was great! Thanks, Brian and all the TPG Team. I enjoyed the talk Saturday and the party. As the mom of 5, I enjoyed meeting Mama TPG and seeing her beam with pride at her baby boy (as well she should!).

    Can’t wait to use my swag on my April trip to Asia (Japan, Seoul and Beijing)… 2 weeks, party of 4… all on points and miles. Thank you, TPG. I’ll post pics of my tablet sleeve on its trip.

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