Save 10% and Get up to a 42,500-Mile Bonus When Buying AA Miles

Earning airline miles using the traditional method (actually flying) is just one way to add to your account balance. While it’s increasingly harder to earn miles from flying, airlines make it relatively easy to accrue miles without flying — whether through top credit card offers or by utilizing shopping portals and dining reward programs. If these methods leave you…

This Week Only: Buy IHG Points With a 100% Bonus

Earning points and miles via the traditional method (actually staying in hotels or flying) is just one way to boost your account balance. Fortunately, travel providers make it relatively easy to accrue points and miles without traveling, whether through top credit card offers or by utilizing shopping portals and dining reward programs. You can also purchase…

Hotel Review: A Suite King Room at the Hyatt Regency Belgrade, Serbia

TO THE POINT: If it’s your first time visiting the Serbian capital, the Hyatt Regency Belgrade is worth considering. The pros: nice price point, luxurious room and exquisite service. The cons: tourist attractions aren’t really within walking distance, ongoing construction messes up the current aesthetic and socially speaking, there’s not much going on here. Booking The Hyatt Regency Belgrade is…

Get 1,000 Bonus IHG Points Just Because It’s Your Birthday

If you tend to leave out any optional information in your online loyalty accounts, you might want to make an exception for IHG. The hotel brand is offering IHG Rewards members 1,000 points on their birthday — meaning it’s the rare occasion when filling in extra account info actually gets you something in return. To…

American Updates How It Sells Tickets on AA.com

It’s been a while since American Airlines last redesigned its website. However, after big changes to its mileage program and Basic Economy fares reportedly launching this year, the carrier needed to refresh how it sells flights online — and you’ll see the difference the next time you head to AA.com. Overall, the changes look cleaner: The search process and viewing the…

Here’s Why September is the Best Time to Book Your Trip to New Orleans for Mardi Gras

Celebrating Mardi Gras in New Orleans definitely deserves a spot on your bucket list. From extravagant parades and costumes to traditions like king cake and colorful beads (FYI: gold beads stand for power, green for faith and purple for justice), there’s nothing quite like it. As the festivities come to a head the Tuesday before Lent — which is coming up…

Earn up to 30,000 Bonus AAdvantage Miles for Flights to Europe

Last week, British Airways announced its fall promo: triple Avios for transatlantic flights through December 11. Today, American Airlines countered with its own promotion. Now through December 11, 2016, you can earn up to 30,000 bonus AAdvantage miles when you fly between North America and Europe on American Airlines, British Airways, Finnair, Iberia or OpenSkies. Flights must be booked using mileage-accruing fares (no,…

Transfer IHG Points to United with a 50% Bonus

Did you know you can transfer IHG points to 41 different airlines? If not, you haven’t been missing out anything special. The standard transfer rate is just 2,000 airline miles for every 10,000 IHG points. It seems to be an option so rarely considered that IHG still lists US Airways as a transfer partner — even though…

Should I Redeem Miles Right Away to Avoid Devaluation?

TPG reader Tim sent me a message on Facebook to ask about award redemption strategies: “I currently have a stockpile of AAdvantage miles, but it seems like they’re continuously losing value. Is it okay to hold onto them, or should I try to use them as soon as possible?” I’ve been loyal to American Airlines for years now, and…

Can I Transfer Points From One Visa Card to Another?

TPG reader Jill emailed me to ask about transferring points: “I recently got the Chase Sapphire Preferred card with a 50,000-point bonus. I also have points from another Visa Signature card (from a different bank). Can I combine them to book an upcoming trip?” If you’re new to travel rewards (or even if you’re not), it’s easy to mix up which loyalty programs…