Get a Points-and-Miles Consultation with Me — While 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 Business Gold Rewards card and all of our company flights on the Premier…

Maximizing the Platinum Delta Amex Companion Certificate

To help you decide whether it’s worth taking advantage of the Platinum Delta Amex card’s currently elevated sign-up bonus, TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Nick Ewen takes an in-depth look at the value you can get from its companion certificate benefit. Earlier this month, we wrote about increased sign-up bonuses through July 6 on…

Be Careful When Searching ANA Award Availability

Transferring points to an airline from a program like American Express Membership Rewards is irreversible, so you’ll want to make sure you can actually book your desired award before initiating the transaction. TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Richard Kerr explains why you’ll want to be extra careful when searching for awards on Japanese carrier…

Up to 10,000 Bonus Points for Current SPG Business Amex Cardholders

If you currently hold the Starwood Preferred Guest Business Credit Card from American Express, you could be targeted for a bonus offer of up to 10,000 Starpoints. Today, various members of Team TPG who hold this card received an email inviting them to register for this current promotion to earn either 5,000 or 10,000 Starpoints…

The 4 Best Credit Cards for an Atlanta-Based Traveler

There are plenty of great rewards-earning credit cards to choose from, but depending on where you live and which airlines best serve your hub airport, some of them are better choices than others. Below, TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Nick Ewen takes a look at the top options for travelers flying out of Atlanta….

Costco Members Can Shop at Sam’s Club Through July 4

On June 20, Costco officially switched from accepting only American Express cards to accepting only Visa credit cards. The switch was delayed from earlier this year because the transition took longer than expected, but now the co-branded Visa Costco card is available and open for sign-ups. Last year, Costco competitor Sam’s Club began accepting Amex…

Does the Amex Platinum Airline Credit Cover Lounge Access?

TPG reader Louis sent me a message on Facebook to ask about getting into the Admiral’s Club: “Can I use the airline fee credit on my Amex Platinum card to get into the American Airlines lounge in Chicago?” There are a number of travel rewards cards that offer credits for airline incidentals. These can help you cover expenses like checked bag…

Can I Lock in an Award While I Wait for Points to Transfer?

TPG reader Ahmed sent me a message on Facebook to ask about transferring points: “I’ll be transferring Amex points to Etihad Guest to book an award on American Airlines. I confirmed the availability, but how can I make sure it will still be there once the transfer goes through? I don’t want my points to be stuck with…

Best Cards for Hotel Stays, TAP’s Great New Business Class, Sizing Up the Palladium Card and 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:…

Review: American Express Centurion Lounge — Houston (IAH)

Following a preview event earlier this week, Amex opened the doors to its latest Centurion Lounge in Houston earlier today. TPG Editor-in-Chief Zach Honig flew down from NYC to take the new lounge for a (six-hour) spin. I’m spending the day at Houston’s Intercontinental Airport — entirely by choice. I flew here this morning and I’m…