Capital One and Uber Partner to Launch Loyalty Program, Free Rides

Last year, Capital One and Uber announced a partnership, offering riders one of the best returns on an Uber ride when using a Capital One Quicksilver or Capital One QuicksilverOne credit card. If a rider used one of the two eligible cards for their Uber trips, they would get 20% off their ride — in…

Ross Mathews on Travel, Points Strategy and Feeling Guilty in the TSA PreCheck Line

Ross Mathews has come a long way since his days as “Ross the Intern” on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno back in 2001. The man can write (his memoir came out in 2013), host (The View among other shows), play the guest (as on Celebrity Fit Club and Chelsea Lately) and certainly judge (RuPaul’s Drag…

10 Ways to Save Money on Your Next European Vacation — Besides Using Points and Miles

Madrid-based TPG Contributor Lori Zaino offers some of her best tips and tricks for planning an affordable European getaway.  Booking flights and choosing the best hotels are just part of the trip-planning equation, and by now, you may have a good feel for how that works. However, once you get to where you’re going, you’ll no doubt want to explore your…

Credit Card Sign-Up Bonuses That You Can Redeem for Paid Airfare

Award redemptions usually give you the most bang for your buck, but there are many programs that allow you to use your miles and points haul for paid airfares. Today TPG Contributor Cindy Gossett looks at the credit card sign-up bonuses that allow you to redeem miles and points for paid airfare. While you’ll almost…

Get Four Free UberPool Rides This Weekend with Capital One

Uber announced that it’s teaming up with Capital One to offer four free trips with its low-cost service, UberPool, this weekend when riders use a Capital One card. If you have a Capital One credit or debit card that’s not currently synced up with your Uber account, this is the perfect weekend to set that up. If…

Do Airline Miles and Hotel Points Count as Travel Purchases?

TPG reader Mike sent me a message on Facebook to ask about redeeming Capital One Venture miles: “The Southwest flight I’m interested in currently costs 23,000 Venture miles or 12,000 Rapid Rewards points (which I don’t have). Can I use my Venture miles to buy Rapid Rewards points and redeem for the lower amount?” One of…

The 6 Best Cash-Back Cards for 2016

Whether you’re new to the points and miles hobby or simply prefer money in your wallet to accruing travel rewards, cash-back credit cards can offer a great return on your spending. Read on as TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Nick Ewen discusses six of the best options to consider applying for this year. Earning…

The 4 Credit Cards I’ve Added So Far in 2016

I recently shared my current credit card inventory, going over which cards still earn a place in my wallet and which I’ve decided to cancel. Getting rid of a few has made room for some new options, and I’ve already signed up for four new cards — with at least one more on my list…

10 Photos: Gaudí Architecture, Beaches and Sangria in Barcelona

In his travel photo essays, TPG Contributor (and professional photographer) Patrick T. Fallon includes tips on exploring destinations, redeeming miles, gaining elite status and improving your own photography while traveling. Between TPG posts, follow his photo work and travels on Instagram. (All photos by the author.) With the need to earn a few more Elite Qualifying…

Travel Credit Card Resolutions for 2016

With a new year comes new opportunities to maximize your points and miles … if you’re savvy about the credit cards you carry and their benefits. TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen shares this handy list of the New Year’s resolutions everyone should consider to maximize their credit cards and the travel rewards they can reap…