Amex Membership Rewards 25% Discount on Hotels Transfers and Gift Cards

I’m always excited to check out American Express’ Membership Rewards homepage on the first and 15th of every month because that’s when they normally launch transfer bonuses. Especially coming off some recent good ones like the 50% British Airways and Starwood bonuses, I was expecting something decent this month. Yet sadly there’s currently not a…

Destination of the Week: Hawaii, The Big Island

Since The Points Guy had such an excellent time on Kauai last weekend, we decided to continue our Destination of the Week series with a look at: Hawaii, the Big Island. Hawaii Island The island the rest take their name from is also the largest in the chain, and one of the least developed, with…

Destination of the Week: Whistler, BC

For the second installment of our new Destination of the Week Series (the first was last week’s on Park City), we continue with ski destinations in honor of the winter weather we hope will eventually come to the U.S. and provide fantastic skiing for alpine enthusiasts. In the meantime, we heard from a bunch of…

Help Me Plan My Long Weekend in Budapest

I’m off to Budapest tonight for the first time and in typical fashion, I don’t have my trip planned out. I’m staying until Monday evening, so I hope to take in all the city has to offer – hit up some baths, eat some good food and even try some Hungarian wines (which my former…

Four Seasons To Become an American Express Membership Rewards Redemption Choice

I got my 2011 Membership Rewards catalog in the mail recently and I noticed that Four Seasons is going to be a new redemption partner. The catalog didn’t highlight the redemption rates, but merely said, “Free room nights starting from 40,000 points.” I’m not jumping for joy over this because hotel redemptions are generally pretty…