Thursday Giveaway: $500 American Airlines Gift Card

For this week’s Thursday Giveaway, we are giving away a $500 American Airlines gift card in honor of the Citi / AAdvantage Executive World Elite MasterCard recent increased sign-up bonus of 75,000 AAdvantage bonus miles after making $7,500 in purchases in the first three months after account opening. You must enter the giveaway below no later than 11:59pm EST on Monday, July 6….

Earn 75,000 AAdvantage Miles with the Citi Executive Card

It seems hard to believe that we’ve reached the halfway point of 2015! To celebrate the start of the third quarter, I’m excited to share a lucrative new offer for TPG readers for one of my favorite co-branded airline cards. For a limited time, the Citi / AAdvantage Executive World Elite MasterCard is offering an increased sign-up bonus of…

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…

Which Citi ThankYou Rewards Transfer Partner Is Best?

TPG reader DJ tweeted me to ask a question about Citi Transfer partners: @thepointsguy– “I recently got the Citi ThankYou Premier card with the 50k bonus. What is the best Citi transfer partner in your opinion?” One of the hottest credit cards on the market right now is the Citi ThankYou Premier card. I recently…

AA Award Increase, Hilton China Sale, 10k KrisFlyer Miles

Here’s a roundup of the week’s points, miles and travel industry news you may have missed: American AAdvantage Increasing Award Costs for Peak Travel Dates American Airlines has decided to raise the number of miles needed for standard award tickets on four of the busiest days of the year. The exact dates haven’t been announced, but…

Our Dream Vacation to Hawaii: TPG Reader Success Story

One of the things I love most about being The Points Guy is getting to hear stories from readers about how award travel has affected their lives — the exotic vacations they’ve planned, the trips they’ve made to be with family and friends, the premium seats and suites they’ve experienced and so much more, all made possible by points…

Reminder: Earn 20% Points Back from Hyatt Gold Passport

As a reminder, you can receive 20% back when redeeming Hyatt Gold Passport points for award stays, points + cash, suite upgrades and dining and spa activities through July 31, 2015. This promotion is valid only for Hyatt Credit Cardmembers who have already registered for this offer — unfortunately registration closed on March 31, 2015. Hyatt Gold Passport has an award chart…

Should I Use Citi ThankYou Points for Hotels and Rental Cars?

TPG reader Maxwell tweeted me with a question about using Citi ThankYou points: @thepointsguy– “Should I use Citi ThankYou points to book hotels and rental cars at 1.25 cents per point with my Citi ThankYou Premier card?” Maxwell, in general I think using your Citi ThankYou points for car rentals and hotels is a decent value, and…

New Cathay Pacific Redemption Partner, Bonus Avios and Club Carlson Points

Here’s a roundup of the week’s points, miles and travel industry news you may have missed: Best Western 1,000 Bonus Points for Summer Stays Best Western Rewards members can earn 1,000 bonus points with every Best Western stay when travel is booked on the Best Western website. The promotion is valid for stays until September 7, 2015. Make…

10 Ways to Use the Amex Premier Rewards Gold Sign-Up Bonus

I often discuss how helpful credit card sign-up bonuses can be for earning award travel, but it’s important to understand how to redeem those points once you get them. Today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Jason Steele looks at some great uses for the sign-up bonus from one popular Amex Membership Rewards card. American Express made some big changes…