Can I Earn Bonuses for Different Amex Platinum Cards?

TPG reader Vishal sent me a message on Facebook to ask about Amex cards: “Is the Mercedes-Benz Amex Platinum card considered the same product as the regular Platinum card? Can I earn a sign-up bonus for each one, and do they have the same benefits?” Most credit card issuers have application restrictions that limit how many accounts you can…

5 Reasons To Visit Barcelona

There are some cities in Europe you can keep visiting again and again. Today, TPG International Contributor Lori Zaino shares why you should plan a trip to her beloved Barcelona. (All photos are by the author). Barcelona is a beautiful, sprawling city famous for having some of the most magnificent architecture in the world. Not just to be…

10 Photos: Exploring Exotic Myanmar

Formerly known as Burma, Myanmar is a mythical destination that’s relatively undiscovered thanks to its only recently relaxed borders. TPG Contributor Lori Zaino recently returned from a trip to the bustling city of Mandalay and the ancient town of Bagan, where she explored temples, parks and monuments, and experienced the country’s local charm. (All photos are by author —…

Maximizing Rapid Rewards, Status Challenge Round-Up, a Sneaky Hotel and More

Each Saturday, we round up news stories that you may have missed from the week before, including several that already appeared on The Points Guy, and some more that we haven’t covered yet. If you’re an avid TPG reader, scroll down for the new stuff. Here’s the top miles, points and travel news you may have missed this week:…

Insider Series: A Day in the Life of a Pilot — Preparing for Takeoff

TPG Contributor “Marty McFly” is a pilot for a major US-based airline. In his next few Insider posts, he’ll give you a behind-the-scenes look into what the average day is like for an airline pilot. Imagine you’re waiting at the gate 45 minutes before departure — in spite of the fact that your jet hasn’t even pulled up…

Get a Complimentary Stay at Atlantis in the Bahamas with FoundersCard

FoundersCard comes with some incredible benefits, including several that are specific to Las Vegas. With the card, you’ll get perks like complimentary elite status, waived resort fees, priority lines, lounge access and more. One of the most valuable benefits you can get from the card is complimentary Diamond status with Total Rewards (the loyalty program of Caesars…

Hotel Review: Vdara Las Vegas Studio Fountain View Suite (M Life)

On a recent trip to Sin City for Vegas Uncork’d, TPG Editor-in-Chief Zach Honig had an opportunity to stay at (and review) a Studio Fountain View Suite at Vdara, an MLife/Hyatt partner hotel. There’s no shortage of high-end hotels in Las Vegas, and with new partnerships making it easy to earn and redeem with Hyatt and Starwood — not…

Get 50% Off Uber Rides in New York City This Weekend

If you’re in New York City this weekend, you’ll now have one more reason to consider using Uber to get around. The ridesharing service’s latest promotion gives riders a 50% discount in New York City with the code MDWNYC50. To be eligible, your ride must originate in Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Staten Island or Queens. There are no indications that your end destination…

American’s Increasing Admirals Club Fees on July 25

As we learned in February, American Airlines is spending many millions of dollars to renovate its lounges around the world. Following United’s example, that would mean Admirals Club fees are about to climb — and they are. Interestingly, however, AA isn’t matching the United Club’s pricing, which is what we might have expected. Instead, annual membership…