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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:…

How to Take Full Advantage of Credit Card Benefits in 2016

With 2016 now well underway, award-travel enthusiasts are looking forward to a new year of travel — and, as TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Jason Steele explains, the right credit card will be crucial to earning rewards, benefits and even elite status. In today’s post, I’ll take a look at the wide array of…

What Are Points & Miles Worth? February Monthly Valuations

You can view all posts in the Monthly Valuation Series here. One of the questions I’m asked most often is “How much is a point or mile worth?” The answer varies from person to person and depends on how well you can maximize a particular currency for your needs. Still, some points are worth more than others. To give readers…

Work Toward the Southwest Companion Pass by Transferring Hotel Points

Now that we’re well into 2016, it’s time to really start planning out your earning and redemption strategy for the year. TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Nick Ewen discusses one strategy for earning the most valuable benefit from Southwest: the Companion Pass. For many points and miles enthusiasts, the Southwest Companion Pass is the most…

Airlines Offer Refunds for Travel to Zika-Impacted Areas

As you may have heard on the news, the Zika virus spreads from person to person by way of mosquito bite and although rare, it’s possible for a mother to transmit the virus to her newborn child. In May 2015, the first alert of the virus was reported in Brazil — prior to that, the virus was typically only found…

Christmas in New York City — TPG Reader Success Story

One of the things I love most about being The Points Guy is getting to hear stories from readers about how award travel has affected their lives — the exotic vacations they’ve planned, the trips they’ve made to be with family and friends, the premium seats and suites they’ve experienced and so much more, all…

A Points and Miles Retirement Gift for My Parents

My parents selflessly raised four kids and helped put us all through college. They cringe when I say I “owe” them, because they never did it to be paid back. That’s why it’s so great to be able to do nice things for them whenever possible — such as scoring VIP seats at a Knicks game with…

How to Get Airline Elite Status Quickly in 2016

As we start a new year, TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen offers tips and advice on earning airline elite status quickly in 2016. When it comes to airline elite status, the landscape in 2016 is going to look a lot different than in previous years. Delta and United made enormous changes to their award-mileage and…

Top 10 Travel Rewards Credit Card Offers for January 2016

2015 was a big year in the world of points and miles. We saw the final steps in the merger between American Airlines and US Airways including a total overhaul of the AAdvantage mileage program, devaluations from Aeroplan and British Airways, and a proposed takeover of Starwood by Marriott. In terms of credit cards, we…

Can I Earn Miles from Two Dining Programs at the Same Time?

TPG reader Eric sent me a message on Facebook to ask about airline dining programs: “If I join the Southwest and United dining programs and register the same credit card with each one, will I earn points/miles with both airlines when I use the registered card on eligible dining expenses?” Dining programs offer an easy way to boost your points…