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Announcing Our New App: TPG To Go, Available For Download Now!

October 28, 2014

After over a year of planning, I’m super excited to announce the release of our new app TPG To Go! The app has a ton of awesome features that are going to help you maximize your credit card spend and get the most for every dollar you spend and the best news is that you can download for free! […]

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TPG Los Angeles Reader Meet Up and TPG To Go App Launch Winners!

October 21, 2014

Last week we announced a very special contest for our Los Angeles readers to attend a reader meet-up, as well as the launch of our new TPG To Go app! The event will be held on Tuesday, October 28th, and in typical TPG fashion, no one will walk away empty-handed. In fact, we’re working on several monster […]

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My New York – The City for Culture, Foodies and Adventure

July 7, 2014

This week, we introduce you to the TPG staff based far and wide across the United States and Europe. To learn a little more about them, they’re sharing with you their experiences in the destinations that they call home. Today, meet Creative Director Adam Daniel Weiss and his New York City. New York City is the greatest city in […]

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2013 Review: My Year in Points, Miles and Travel

December 31, 2013

As we countdown to the end of the year, I decided to take a look back at my own year in travel, and it’s been a great one! I know you’ve read the trip reports and hotel reviews, so I won’t get into the details of each and every trip, but here’s a look at […]

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Happy Thanksgiving – And Stay Tuned for Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals!

November 28, 2013

Just a quick post to wish everyone a happy Thanksgiving! I hope your travel plans took you to visit friends and loved ones this Turkey Day. My own plans include a whirlwind weekend trip to Paris with friends where I’ll be checking out the newly reopened Prince De Galles hotel, a Starwood Luxury Collection property, […]

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#throwbackthursday: 8 Of My Most Memorable Flights/Trips

May 23, 2013

Throwback Thursday, also known as #tbt on Twitter and Instagram, is when people post old pictures of themselves from the past. Well, I thought I’d do a fun walk down memory lane including pictures from some of my memorable past flights/trips. For me, some of my best trips may not be the best in-flight products, […]

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Tickets Going On Sale for Star MegaDo 5 – Toronto, Tucson and San Francisco With Air Canada

May 20, 2013

Tickets go on sale today for the Star MegaDo 5 starting at 12:00 PM central time. MegaDo’s are events set up by frequent flyers and the airlines, where we charter a jet and fly around to different cities and the airlines/hotels set up really interesting events that provide access to places few people ever get […]

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What Would You Like To See In The Points Guy App?

February 25, 2013

Team TPG is always looking for ways to expand and better the site so one of our next big projects is to design an app. The main functionality of the app will pull new content and posts from the site as they are published and will notify users if an Amazing Deal is posted. We […]

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Reminder: Come See Me at the LA Times Travel Show This Weekend

February 21, 2013

Just a reminder for any readers who are in or around the Los Angeles area, I’ll be speaking on a panel at the  LA Times Travel Show this weekend at the LA Convention Center downtown.  Admission is $10 per day and you can buy tickets here. The other people I’ll be on the panel with […]

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Sign up for the New Daily TPG Newsletter

February 12, 2013

Since we updated The Points Guy back in December, many readers have reported not being able to subscribe to my free daily newsletter, but now the ability to subscribe is back! You can either do so through the link or by filling out the form below. If you are interested in receiving daily updates from […]

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Talking with Nomadic Matt About “How To Travel The World On $50 A Day”

February 5, 2013

Update: The offer mentioned below for the Starwood Preferred Guest Business Credit Card from American Express has expired. View the current offer here. You might know travel blogger Matthew Kepnes as Nomadic Matt. He’s been traveling the world on a budget for over six years now and recently published a book called  How to Travel the World […]

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Expiring Elite Upgrade and Perks Exchange

January 28, 2013

It’s that time of year again – the valuable perks that top-tier elites have earned with airlines and hotels are starting to expire, and if you haven’t gotten around to using some of your systemwide upgrade or suite upgrades yet, rather than losing them, think about helping fellow members of the points community out by […]

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Don’t Forget to Buy Your Tickets See Me At The NY Times Travel Show!

January 17, 2013

Just a friendly reminder that I’ll be giving two talks this weekend at the New York Times Travel Show – one on Saturday and one on Sunday. Here’s the information on both my talks. Tickets are $12 until January 17, and then $17 if you buy them on January 18 and after. Children are free. […]

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The Boarding Pass is Back!

January 9, 2013

So far I’ve gotten great feedback on the redesign of ThePointsGuy.com that came online a few weeks ago, though one of the things that readers commented on most was that they missed my boarding pass logo. Well, I missed it too, so you’ll notice that as of today, the logo is back! I think it […]

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Come See Me at the New York Times and LA Times Travel Shows – January and February

December 24, 2012

Over the next two months, I’ll be appearing at both the New York Times Travel Show (January) and the Los Angeles Times Travel Show (February), so if you are around either city on the dates listed below, I’d love for you to come by and hear me speak and for the chance to meet some […]

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New Year, New Look

December 21, 2012

You might have noticed a new look on the site today. I haven’t changed the site in the last couple of years, so for 2013, I decided to refresh it and add some new features. There is a lot of great information on the site that is buried in the archives so we are going […]

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Registration Now Open for Frequent Traveler University-Tyson’s Corner

November 6, 2012

Registration is officially open for April’s Frequent Traveler University in Tyson’s Corner, VA April 26-28. Tickets are $100 and go towards covering the cost of the event as it’s a non-profit affair. I will be presenting, however my topic is yet to be determined. (Personally, I have the most fun mingling and swapping stories at the […]

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And the Winner of the 3rd TPG Mega Do #GreatSeatMate Contest Is…

October 16, 2012

@Hathaway78! The readers have spoken and your entry topped the online poll, Facebook likes and did pretty well in the Twittersphere as well! Congrats- we will be in touch to get your information and get you registered on the Star Mega Do 4. The winning entry: The runners up will each get 5,000 American Express […]

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And the Winner of the Conde Nast Traveler Gala Event Is… @thedjk!

September 7, 2012

Earlier this week I announced a Twitter contest to be my guest at the Conde Nast Traveler 25th Anniversary Visionaries Gala in NYC on September 18. You had to Tweet me with your choice of which visionary you thought was the most impactful and hashtag it with #tpgguest. I used random.org to select one winner […]

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Saturday Recap: 10,000 American AAdvantage Miles with Budget, Marriott Cash and Points, LA Frequent Traveler University, 300 Priority Club Points

August 11, 2012

Here’s a quick recap of the interesting points and miles news from the week. Earn up to 10,000 American miles with Budget. 10,000 American miles with Budget: American and Budget are partnering on a promotion that can earn travelers up to 10,000 bonus American miles and a 30% discount on car rentals at airport locations in […]

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TPG Twitter 10,000 Point Giveaway Bonanza

June 1, 2012

I’ll be honest, when I first joined Twitter over three years ago I thought it was really stupid. Why would someone need to write mini messages for the world to see? Why do people need to Tweet that they are eating or going to the bathroom? Newsflash: No one cares. However, I quickly realized there […]

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Results from the 2012 Freddie Awards

April 27, 2012

Well, after an eventful evening of awards and fun at the Renaissance Newark, the results of the Freddies Awards were announced. There were a few guaranteed winners, a few surprise upsets, some surprising omissions (Hyatt Gold Passport!) and a lot of miles-related jokes courtesy of celebrity host, Robert Wuhl. Here’s how it came out. AIRLINES […]

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Reminder: Follow Me on Twitter at The Freddies Tonight, The Travel Executive Summit on Friday, and Frequent Traveler University This Weekend

April 26, 2012

Just a quick reminder that The Freddie Awards are being held tonight at the Renaissance Newark Airport. This is the premier award ceremony for travel loyalty programs and millions of votes are cast by travelers around the world for their favorite airline, hotel and credit card promotions. I’ll be there live Tweeting the results (the […]

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And the Winners of the Freddies Tickets Giveaway Are…

April 17, 2012

Thanks to everyone who responded to my post last week about giving away tickets to the Freddies next Thursday in New York. A lot of you had great tips on maximizing British Airways Avios as well as guesses on which airline and which hotel would take home the top honors at this year’s awards ceremony. […]

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