7,500 Bonus AAdvantage Miles, Delta Upgrade Sale, Qatar A350

Here’s a round-up of the week’s points, miles and travel industry news you may have missed: Earn up to 5,000 Bonus QMiles To Celebrate Qatar’s One Year Anniversary with Oneworld Qatar Airways has officially been a Oneworld alliance member for one year, and to celebrate, the airline is offering bonus Qmiles for its Privilege Club members…

United and Hertz Launch New Partnership with Elite Benefits

United Airlines and Hertz announced today that they’ll be launching an exclusive partnership beginning November 1, 2014, where United MileagePlus members can receive exclusive perks when renting with Hertz, including the ability to earn complimentary elite status. With this new partnership, MileagePlus members can earn the following bonus miles with each Hertz rental: 1,250 miles – MileagePlus…

Credit Cards that Offer Elite Status for Car Rentals

At a time when elite benefits are shrinking and those that still exist are becoming more elusive, I’m appreciative of any elite status that I can get and maintain the easy way, even for rental cars. Today TPG Contributor Jason Steele discusses credit cards that let you circumnavigate the elite status requirements at rental car agencies, so you can reap the…

Thursday Giveaway: Free 5-Day Hertz Rental

This past summer, Hertz’s enhanced loyalty program Gold Plus Rewards program celebrated their three year anniversary, allowing participants to earn one Hertz Gold Plus Rewards point for every qualifying US dollar spent on rentals worldwide. In addition, Hertz and Navigation Solutions released the new NeverLost 6, their next generation of their venerable GPS navigation system. The…

Amex OPEN Savings: Membership Rewards, Discounts, and More

It’s been a little over a year since I last wrote about the Amex OPEN Savings program, so I thought it would be useful to give an update on the current partners and benefits involved. Amex OPEN Savings is a benefit of Amex business credit cards and a good reason to consider getting one, because you can earn…

Rental Cars For Family Travel

Today, TPG Contributor Jason Steele looks at strategies for renting cars that can fit the whole family without breaking the budget. When I travel by myself, I have a simple formula for choosing which size rental car to reserve: I pick the smallest and least expensive car available. Rental car agencies rarely stock sub-compact cars,…

Maximizing Points and Miles on Summer Road Trips

New offer: The IHG Rewards Club Select Credit Card is a great way to pad your IHG balance with 70,000 points after $1,000 spent within the first 3 months. Summer is in full swing, and that means Americans are on the move. According to surveys by both Orbitz and Trip Advisor, nearly 90% of Americans plan to…

Enterprise Rolls Out New Enhancements to Its Loyalty Program

Driven by a highly competitive rental car market, Enterprise Rent-A-Car recently announced some sexy new enhancements to its Enterprise Plus loyalty program, including points earning/redemptions in Europe, the option of receiving an e-receipt following a rental, and status match opportunities. First launched in 2012, the Enterprise Plus program earns its members one point per qualifying dollar spent on Enterprise rentals, and free rental…

Making Family Travel Easier with Car Seats & Strollers

For those of you whose adventures come with infants and toddlers in tow, today TPG Contributor Jason Steele advises on how to minimize the hassle of traveling with a car seat or stroller. My wife and I find that the rewards of family travel exceed the challenges, but there really is little upside to towing child car seats and…

Hertz Promo: Double Bonus Points on Weekly Rentals This Summer

Hertz Gold Plus Rewards members generally earn one point for every qualifying dollar spent on Hertz rentals, but now through August 22, 2014, they can earn double Gold Plus Rewards bonus points on weekly rentals of a mid-size or larger vehicle, using promotional code (PC) 199172. Rental cars may be picked up at airport locations in the U.S., Canada or…