Citi Launches Smart Savings to Compete with Amex Offers

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – Citi ThankYou Premier Card In addition to sign-up and spending bonuses, another great feature of American Express cards is Amex Offers, which is a great source of deals. This weekend, Citi launched its own take on this program: Citi Smart Savings. TPG Contributor JT Genter…

Planning Your Ski Trip with Points and Miles

It’s that time of year again — when the weather turns cold, the mountains get their first snowfall and people start planning their next ski or snowboarding trip. TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Jason Steele shares his tips for booking award travel to the slopes. For those hoping to use points and miles for a trip…

Award Travel Honeymoon in Europe — 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…

Comparing Top-Tier Hotel Elite Status

There’s no question that holding elite status at a hotel chain can improve your stays, thanks to benefits like late checkout and complimentary room upgrades. Below, TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Nick Ewen takes a look at the top-tier statuses across all hotel programs, to help you determine which is the best fit based on…

10 Destination Spas That Take You Away From It All

Never one to shy away from a good spa treatment, TPG Contributor David Hoffmann of the travel blog David’s Been Here shares some of his favorite spa experiences around the world, from beaches to cities to the heart of the Arabian desert.  Timeless Spa at Al Maha Desert Resort and Spa — Dubai, UAE Being stranded…

Hilton Plans to Offer up to 30% Off Cyber Monday Bookings

Now that Halloween is over, the feeling that the holiday season is not far away is beginning to set in – and with that comes the sometimes anxiety-inducing process of shopping. Brands are starting to announce holiday deals – although in some cases, like with Amex’s Small Business Saturday statement credit, some of this year’s offers aren’t quite what we’ve…

Top 10 Travel Rewards Credit Card Offers for November 2015

The sign-up offer for the Chase Sapphire Preferred card has been increased from 40,000 to 50,000 points after $4,000 spent within the first three months. You can earn an additional 5,000 points when you add an authorized user and make a purchase within the first 3 months as well. Points and miles programs constantly change,…

3x Miles, AA’s New Dining Room, Starwood Award Guide & More

Each Saturday, we round up news stories that you may have missed from the week before, including several that already appeared on The Points Guy, and some more that we haven’t covered yet. If you’re an avid TPG reader, scroll down for the new stuff. Here’s the top miles, points and travel news you may have missed this week:…

Redeeming Hotel Points for Non-Hotel Awards

There’s no denying you can’t get some excellent value out of hotel award nights — especially if you nab a room that usually goes for $700 a night. If you’re sitting on a huge stash of points, though, you might be wondering if there’s any other way to use your rewards. TPG Senior Points &…