Avis Car Rental Screw-Up Results in a $2,300 Foreign Transaction Fee

TPG Contributor (and pro photographer) Patrick T. Fallon usually shares tips on exploring destinations, redeeming miles, gaining elite status and improving your own photography while traveling — today’s story is a little different. Between TPG posts, follow his photo work and travels on Instagram. (All photos by the author.) When my friend Pinar Istek used her credit…

Last Chance for 75k AA Miles, United/ Marriott Bonus & More

Update: The offer mentioned below for the Citi Executive AAdvantage World Elite MasterCard is no longer available. View the current offer here.  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…

Credit Cards That Offer Rental Car Elite Status in 2015

Though it may not be as exciting as earning free airline lounge access or status with a hotel, getting perks at a rental car company can improve your trip and help you get on the road faster. Below, TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Nick Ewen takes a look at credit cards that offer status…

Amex’s $2,500-Per-Year “Black” Card, Best Award Destinations for Fall & More

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:…

Yesterday’s News: Amex’s Centurion Black Card, Last Chance for Ink and More

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – Ink Cash Were you busy traveling to exciting locations yesterday (on points or miles, of course)? Never fear — we’ve got your back with a recap of the previous day’s top stories, including news, reviews and more. The Inside Scoop on…

37 Rental Cars in 2 Days: 185,000 Miles Earned

Making the most out of a vaguely worded rental car promotion, new TPG Contributor Max Bennedich tells us how he ended up on the subtropical island of Madeira in Portugal, picking up 37 rental cars in 2 days in order to earn 185,000 frequent flyer miles. Max lives in Sweden and is a member of Star Alliance partner…

Comparing Car Rental Elite Status

Today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Nick Ewen compares the various status tiers at major rental car companies, while providing tips on how to earn these levels. We talk a lot about elite status here at The Points Guy, from identifying which airline is best for low-tier status and earning elite-qualifying miles through a credit card to valuing hotel…

Bonus AA Miles, 25 Miles Per Dollar on Flower Purchases & More

Here’s a roundup of the week’s points, miles and travel industry news you may have missed: IHG Rewards Club Credit Cardholders Can Earn Bonus Points IHG Rewards Club cardholders can earn 10,000 points for a stay at a Holiday Inn Club Vacation resort between now and December 31, 2015. You can earn an additional 10,000 points by…

6x AA Miles with Hertz, 5,000 Club Carlson Points Per Night

Here’s a roundup of the week’s points, miles and travel industry news you may have missed: Earn 5,000 Bonus Club Carlson Points for Radisson Nights Club Carlson members can get 5,000 bonus Gold Points each night at select Radisson hotels throughout the US, Canada and Latin America. You must book the Summer5K rate and use the…

Bonus AAdvantage Miles, New Rewards Program, SkyMall Returns

Here’s a roundup of the week’s points, miles and travel industry news you may have missed: Earn AAdvantage Miles for Avis and Budget Car Rentals AAdvantage members can earn at least 500 miles per qualifying rental with Avis and Budget. You can also earn an extra 250 miles per rental if you have a co-branded Citi…