Why Are TPG Reader Meetups Only Open to Contest Winners?

This week I decided to run a contest for TPG blog readers to win tickets to the Chicago Reader Meetup event in a couple weeks. I got some negative feedback in emails and on the blog post itself, so I wanted to explain why limiting admission to contest winners is done out of practicality, not out of…

Reader Giveaway: TPG Swag Bag and 10,000 Southwest Rapid Rewards Points

Last weekend, I had the opportunity to speak at the 2014 New York Times Travel Show for the third year in a row, and it was a great opportunity to connect with readers about some of the exciting new changes in point valuations, frequent flyer programs (I’m looking at you Delta!) and credit card bonuses….

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

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. My talk Saturday was titled, “Maximizing Credit Cards for Free Travel,” and in it I discussed the…