Dine Out and Citi Will Donate up to $1 Million to Fight Hunger

With bad news constantly filling our news feeds, it’s heartening to hear about companies that are stepping up to make a difference. Citi is doing just that by launching a new program and donating $1 for every $5 spent at restaurants between now and December 1, 2016, to No Kid Hungry, an organization that fights children’s hunger. To participate,…

An Incredible Weekend in Ghana with PeaceJam

I first started working with PeaceJam in 2014 when I learned of the incredible work the organization does with youth around the world. It brings Nobel Peace Prize winners to teach and inspire today’s youth in becoming leaders and creating positive change on a global level. I first went to Accra, Ghana, last year to attend…

Get a Points-and-Miles Consultation with Me — While Supporting Points for Peace

Update: The consultations sold out quickly! Thanks to all for supporting Points for Peace. I’ve been using Membership Rewards points since the ’90s when I used to book my dad’s work travel and use his points for family vacations. Now, they’re my top points balance because I put a huge amount of business spend on my…

Follow Along as I Head to Africa This Week!

I don’t like to play favorites, but I have to say that I get most excited traveling to Africa. I fell in love with the continent when I first went to South Africa several years ago on safari, seeing the Sabi Sands in Kruger National Park and staying at the Savanna Lodge. The whole experience was eye opening. Since…

How to Donate Amex Membership Rewards and Citi ThankYou Rewards to Points for Peace

I just returned from an amazing PeaceJam trip this weekend in Guatemala — the charity hosted a conference with Nobel Peace Prize winner Rigoberta Menchú Tum. And to say I had an unbelievable time is an understatement. Rigoberta is such an inspiration; I think all who attended were moved by her teachings. (Complete details coming soon.) Points for Peace is…

Singapore Airlines Partners with Points for Peace, Matches Reader Donations Up to 250K Miles

Points for Peace is off to an amazing start. If you’re not familiar with Points for Peace, it’s an initiative that allows people to donate points, miles, cash or time to PeaceJam, an organization that encourages peace among youth around the world. Earlier this week, I was excited to announce two new donation opportunities that benefit Points for…

Two New Ways You Can Support Points for Peace

If you’re a loyal follower of The Points Guy, you know that if there’s one thing I’m passionate about (besides points and miles), it’s peace and giving back. A few weeks ago, I was ecstatic to announce our Points for Peace initiative, which allows people to donate points, miles, cash or time to PeaceJam, an organization that encourages peace…

Giving Tuesday: Donate Points & Miles To Those in Need

We often get emails at TPG asking about using points and miles for things other than travel. If you don’t plan on using your points for flights or hotels, donating them is a great way to pay it forward. To help you narrow down some options, TPG Contributor Lori Zaino has mapped out some information…