How Can I Redeem Miles if I Don’t Have Enough for a Flight?

TPG reader Rashmi sent me an email to ask about what to do with small point balances: “I have some leftover Virgin Atlantic Flying Club miles. Are there any redemption options that are under the 10,000-mile minimum for transfers to Hilton, or should I just let them go?” Travel rewards come and go in odd numbers, so it’s…

5 of the Quirkiest Hotel Bars in America

Hotel bars have reputations for being pretty predictable, but if you’re forever seeking an unusual place where you can throw back anything from a top-shelf martini to a kitschy umbrella drink, there’s libation salvation, after all. In her third installment on hotel bars (from way up high to back in time), TPG Contributor Kelsy Chauvin has uncovered a handful of…

Amex’s $2,500-Per-Year “Black” Card, Best Award Destinations for Fall & 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:…

3 Great Last-Minute Fall Destinations for Award Travel

As the temperatures get cooler, you’ll find plenty of relative steals for last-minute award travel. TPG Contributor Jason Steele walks you through some of the best destinations for autumn jaunts, both abroad and within the US. Some of the most frequently cited travel advice is to avoid peak seasons like the summer or the holidays….

Should You Transfer Citi Points to Hilton with a 33% Bonus?

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – Citi ThankYou Premier Card The short answer? NO. Some transferable-points programs offer great hotel transfer rates all the time — with other programs, opportunities come and go. Citi falls into that latter camp with its one and only hotel transfer partner, Hilton…

Top Travel Rewards Cards, Win Alaska Miles, Free HHonors Gold Status & 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:…

Amex and Best Western Ending Transfer Partnership

The Best Western Rewards program isn’t exactly known for amazing redemptions, but it is one of just four hotel partners that American Express Membership Rewards members can transfer to for hotel stay redemptions. However, beginning January 1, 2016, that number becomes three, as American Express and Best Western will end their partnership. This change leaves just a…

Free Hilton HHonors Gold Status with the American Express Platinum Card

Update: Amex has confirmed that this is a new benefit of the Platinum card, not a limited-time offer. Primary card members can register here, while secondary members will need to call the number on the back of the card to receive the upgraded status. Back in 2013, the Platinum Card from American Express was offering…

Top 10 Travel Rewards Credit Card Offers for October 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. Loyalty programs are constantly changing, and so…