Maximizing Charitable Donations this Holiday Season

I often tell new award travel enthusiasts that one of the keys to accumulating points and miles is learning how to earn rewards on every purchase, and charitable donations are no exception. While your first consideration should be to the charity, today TPG Contributor Nick Ewen explains ways you can also get while you give. The focus of this site is to help…

Our New Partnership With PeaceJam & 1 Billion Acts of Peace!

I am proud to announce TPG’s supporting partnership with PeaceJam and the One Billion Acts of Peace campaign. This remarkable organization harnesses the resources and wisdom of 13 Nobel Peace Laureates (from Archbishop Desmond Tutu to the Dalai Lama) to inspire today’s youth to become leaders and create positive change on a global level. With over 17 years of experience, the…

Make-A-Wish Foundation Launches Wishes In Flight Airline Miles Donation Drive

This week, the Make-A-Wish Foundation launches Wishes in Flight, a month-long campaign to raise airline miles donations for wish-related travel. Each year, 10,000 kids and their families travel for wishes granted by the organization. Nearly 75% of all wishes involve travel to places including cultural sites, theme parks, sporting events and everything in between. In…

Will Airlines Let Me Transfer Miles For Free For Charity?

TPG reader Paul posted the following question on my Facebook wall: “My kids’ school is doing a charity auction and I would like to offer up miles as a prize. Can I transfer miles into someone else’s account without fees?” Donating miles to charity can be one of the most fulfilling ways to put your…

(Video) My Ride Along The Snowball Express and My Million Mile Donation

A couple weeks ago, I had the pleasure and the honor of riding along on American Airlines’ Snowball Express, a charity event that helps the children and families of our fallen military heroes and treats them to a weekend of holiday fun and wonderful memories in Dallas-Ft. Worth. I had donated the one million frequent…

Maximize Monday: Giving Points And Miles For Memorial Day

Memorial Day is more than just a long weekend and a chance to get together with friends for barbecue and beer – it’s a chance to honor the men and women who have died serving in our armed forces. So for today’s Maximize Monday, I wanted to take a look at opportunities all of us…

WWE Star John Cena and United Airlines Will Match Your Miles Donation to Make A Wish

For over 30 years, the Make-A-Wish Foundation has become one of the world’s most famous charities thanks to efforts to make the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions come true, and to celebrate that wonderful mission, April 29 marks World Wish Day. To celebrate, the Make-A-Wish Foundation has launched a special nationwide campaign to…