How to Avoid Excess Toll Road Charges for Rental Cars

An important part of maximizing your travel is minimizing your costs. Today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Jason Steele explains how you can trim your car rental budget by avoiding excess toll charges. Toll roads are becoming increasingly common in many major cities. Sometimes these tolls are imposed to fund new construction, while other times…

Bonus AA/US Miles & Marriott Points, Double Etihad Miles

Here’s a round-up of the week’s points, miles and travel industry news you may have missed: 1,000 Bonus AAdvantage Miles and 25% Off National Car Rentals You can save up to 25% and earn 1,000 bonus AAdvantage miles for renting any car for two days or more with National Car Rentals. Make sure to request Contract…

Win a Marriott Stay, A Week in Florence, Trip to Hawaii

Check out this week’s travel contests and sweepstakes to try your hand at winning Marriott stays & Marriott bedding, a Tuscan getaway to Florence, a trip to Hawaii’s big island, a free car rental at Silvercar or a long weekend in Miami. Win Marriott Stays and Marriott Bedding From ShopMarriott You can win several prizes…

2x Southwest Points, Bonus SkyMiles, New Hyatt Centric Brand

Here’s a round-up of the week’s points, miles and travel industry news you may have missed: Earn Double Points on Southwest (Targeted) Check your email to see if you’ve been targeted to earn double points and double Tier Qualifying points on flights booked on Southwest Airlines by February 1, 2015 and completed by February 28,…

Top Credit Cards, Free Breakfast at Marriott, Hertz Bonus

Here’s a round-up of the week’s points, miles and travel industry news you may have missed:  Reminder: Check out the Top Credit Card Offers for 2015 Here’s my list of the top credit card offers for the month of January, 2015. For more information and details on each card, visit this post. 1. Platinum Card from American Express …

Last Chance For Elite Status, Bonus Marriott and Club Carlson Points

Here’s a round-up of the week’s points, miles and travel industry news you may have missed:  Reminder: Just a Few More Days To Qualify For Elite Status You have until December 31, 2014 to qualify for airline or hotel elite status for 2015. If you find yourself short, you still have a couple of days…

Delta Medallions Receive Hertz Elite Status Benefit

We’ve written extensively about Delta changing their Skymiles program for 2015, and most of the changes have been negative. However, Delta promised that there was “more to come” and one of those new additions is a partnership with Hertz, allowing Gold, Platinum, and Diamond Medallion members to enjoy complimentary elite status in the Hertz Gold Plus Rewards…

Silvercar Review: Luxury Car Rentals for the Tech Generation

Lifestyle Editor Shayne Benowitz recently gave Silvercar a spin, an Audi-only, on-demand car rental service catering to the next generation of travelers, which is currently the TPG Thursday Giveaway, for a whole year’s rental, a $9000 value! Here’s her review of the new premium service. For travelers in search of luxury rental cars and on-demand…

5 Cool Car Rentals from Ferraris to Bulldozers

Rental vehicles are among the more mundane aspects of travel, but today TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Jason Steele shares 5 fun rental options that should interest savvy travelers and car lovers alike. By now, you know the standard rental car drill, including a schlep to a distant parking lot, picking up some boring econobox, and trying not to get stuck…

3,000 Bonus AAdvantage Miles, Hyatt Sale, and Bonus Starpoints

New offer: The IHG Rewards Club Select Credit Card is a great way to pad your IHG balance with 70,000 points after $1,000 spent within the first 3 months. Here’s a round-up of the week’s points, miles and travel industry news you may have missed: Save up to 35% and Earn up to 3,000 AAdvantage Miles on…