Peter Rothbart

Senior Points and Miles Contributor

Peter Rothbart
Peter Rothbart joined The Points Guy as an editor and contributor in 2014. He produces a variety of points and miles content, including strategy guides, industry news and more. Peter became an award travel enthusiast when, prompted and encouraged by TPG’s own storied voyages, he earned his way to a free Hawaiian vacation in 2011. After years of road-tripping across North America and Europe as a touring musician, his interest in loyalty programs paired well with his profound appreciation for air travel and any bed that wasn’t the back seat of a van.

When he’s not writing, traveling or performing, Peter can often be found working with his brother to produce FOUND Magazine, raking in poker chips at Vegas casinos, or ruling the dodgeball courts of the Pacific Northwest with lethal marksmanship.

You can contact him via email at peter@thepointsguy.com, follow him on Twitter, or be overwhelmed by pictures of his dog on Instagram. He welcomes questions, tips, and other correspondence from fellow travelers.

29 Articles by Peter Rothbart

Using Southwest’s No Change Fee Policy to Maximize Points

Southwest has built its brand around providing low fares with no fees. Today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Peter Rothbart describes how you can use the airline’s lack of change fees to stretch your points and save on award travel. Recently, I wrote about how Rapid Rewards offers great value to domestic flyers. Thanks to the program’s cost-based award pricing, you can maximize your points…

Why Southwest Rapid Rewards Is Awesome for Domestic Travel

Southwest Airlines often gets overlooked by those in search of a premium flight experience, but today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Peter Rothbart explains why you should include Rapid Rewards in your points and miles portfolio. Southwest has gained a reputation among domestic flyers for the things it doesn’t do. On the positive side, there are no checked bag fees or change/cancellation…

Using FoundersCard Elite Status Benefits in Las Vegas

Paying several hundred dollars for access to FoundersCard travel benefits may seem steep, but as TPG Contributor Peter Rothbart discovered, membership can come in handy during a trip to Vegas, helping you waive resort fees, enjoy lounge access and more. As a poker enthusiast, I’ve become fond of Las Vegas for its bounty of card rooms,…

Using Visa Offers to Find Travel Discounts and Promotions

Over the last few years, credit card issuers have been pulling out all the stops. Programs like Visa Signature and World Elite MasterCard have continued to widen the range of discounts and benefits available to cardholders in order to attract new business and keep existing customers. On that note, Visa recently updated its Visa Offers program, which is…

Citi ThankYou Rewards Adds eGift Cards to Redemption Options

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – Citi ThankYou Premier This week, Citi announced that eGift cards will now be available for purchase through ThankYou.com, in addition to the physical gift cards that have been offered for years. Emails were sent to ThankYou Rewards members introducing the new redemption option,…

$100 Bonus for Some Card Applications in U.S. Bank Branches

U.S. Bank recently launched a promotion offering a bonus for new card approvals when you apply in branch. Through early December, you’ll receive a $100 statement credit when you’re approved for a qualifying consumer credit card and spend or transfer a balance of at least $1,000 in the first 30 days. Best of all, that $100 is offered…

6 Roomy Las Vegas Suites You Can Book with Points

Las Vegas caters to high-rollers, and there are plenty of suite options along The Strip. Today, TPG Contributor Peter Rothbart highlights several opportunities for award travelers to experience Sin City in style. Las Vegas offers an incredibly wide range of hotel options. On an average night, you can probably find rooms for anywhere from $20 to $20,000, sometimes separated by…

Delta SkyMiles Debit Cards from SunTrust Are Back

After a hiatus of over a year, SunTrust Bank is once again offering the Delta SkyMiles World Debit Card to eligible members, including new account holders. In a marketplace where rewards debit cards have all but disappeared, this could be good news for award travelers seeking opportunities to boost their SkyMiles account balances. For years, this card was a solid…

Testing Visa Signature’s Luxury Hotel Benefits in Las Vegas

There are plenty of ways to maximize your travel even if it isn’t free. Today, TPG Points & Miles Editor Peter Rothbart discusses the Visa Signature Luxury Hotel Collection, and describes his recent experience with the program’s benefits. I use points to cover hotel stays whenever I can. That said, sometimes award availability is scarce, and in many destinations, redeeming points either isn’t…

6 Sure Bet Restaurants On (and Off) the Las Vegas Strip

After his latest trip to Las Vegas, TPG Points & Miles Editor Peter Rothbart shares his list of well-known eateries and hidden gems that you can bank on for a memorable meal. It’s often said that Vegas has something for everyone, and that’s definitely true for anyone with a hearty appetite. The Strip is jam-packed with places to eat, and with so…