How to Upgrade Hotel Rooms With Points

Your hotel experience can vary widely, not only across brands and categories, but also between rooms in the same property. Today TPG Contributor Nick Ewen looks at upgrade awards to help you make the most of your stay, and discusses which of these options offer the best value. Whether you’re new to The Points Guy or a long-time reader, you’ve probably…

9 Benefits Every Hotel Credit Card Should Have

I asked TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen to discuss hotel credit card benefits and explain which ones you should look for when applying. There are some standard benefits that every hotel credit card should have, such as earning multiple points per dollar on purchases within the hotel chain, and other bonus categories. There are also benefits that some hotel cards have…

Top 5 Factors to Look for in Transferable Points Programs

Transferable points are the cornerstone of a robust travel rewards portfolio, so I asked TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen to talk about these kinds of programs and what qualities and benefits you should expect from them. When it comes to travel rewards, transferable points like Amex Membership Rewards or Chase Ultimate Rewards—which you accrue in a central…

How to Upgrade Flights on International Carriers: Part One

There’s more than one way to maximize your award travel, and sometimes the less obvious ways are the most valuable. Today, TPG Contributor Nick Ewen explains how you can get yourself into premium cabins on international flights even with a relatively small number of miles. Part of what first drew me to The Points Guy and award travel in general…

Top Credit Cards, Free Breakfast at Marriott, Hertz Bonus

Here’s a round-up of the week’s points, miles and travel industry news you may have missed:  Reminder: Check out the Top Credit Card Offers for 2015 Here’s my list of the top credit card offers for the month of January, 2015. For more information and details on each card, visit this post. 1. Platinum Card from American Express …

Layover Lowdown: Singapore Changi Airport

Our new “Layover Lowdown” series will feature airports and destinations around the world where you’re likely to be stuck between flights. The TPG team will offer tips on navigating and spending time in the airport, as well as some things to do if you find yourself with time to explore the nearby city. TPG International Contributor Lori Zaino starts…

The Top 15 New Hotels Opening in 2015

Another year means another spate of hotel openings and fabulous properties around the world where you can earn and redeem points. We asked TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen to round up some of the most exciting new hotels to look out for as 2015 unfolds. With the global economy recovering, many hotel openings or restorations…

CitiBusiness AAdvantage Card 50,000 Sign-Up Bonus Offer

Today TPG Contributor Nick Ewen looks at a co-branded American Airlines business card with a solid sign-up bonus offer. In November, Citi announced a new offer for the Citi AAdvantage Platinum Select MasterCard with a sign-up bonus of 50,000 miles and 2 Admirals Club one-day passes. The same bonus is currently being offered for the CitiBusiness AAdvantage Platinum Select…

Early Access to Club Carlson 30K Promo + 10K Bonus Promotion

Today I received a targeted invitation for early-bird access to Club Carlson’s next promotion, Extend Your Stay, Earn 30K, where you’ll earn 30,000 Gold Points for each eligible stay of three or more nights at Carlson Rezidor properties (or 15,000 for each two-night stay), and be given the opportunity to earn an additional 10,000 bonus Gold Points…

Delta One-Way Awards, Alaska Award Sale, Bonus Aeroplan Miles

Here’s a round-up of the week’s points, miles and travel industry news you may have missed:  Delta One-Way Awards Now Bookable As of January 1, 2015, you can now book one-way award tickets on Delta Air Lines using SkyMiles. Saver level domestic one-way awards will start at 12,500 miles. Unfortunatately, stopovers on award tickets will no longer…