The Most Undervalued Hotel Loyalty Programs

Most of us are aware of the fantastic value you can reap from collecting and strategically redeeming points from Hyatt and Starwood. And even with Hilton’s award chart devaluation and Marriott’s high point requirements for award nights, you can still maximize the programs through smart redemptions and elite status benefits. However, it’s also worth exploring…

You Can Now Redeem Your Wyndham Rewards at Vacation Properties

Last year, Wyndham Rewards made news when it announced that it was going to offer a flat redemption rate of 15,000 points per night at all of its worldwide properties. In addition, the program’s been consistently making improvements in an attempt to make its offering one of the most compelling in the industry. And with…

[NO LONGER AVAILABLE] Get 4x Wyndham Rewards When You Donate All Your Starpoints to Charity

Update 10/11/16 11:08am ET: Wyndham has suddenly pulled the promotion less than an hour before it was due to begin. Update 10/11/16: Wyndham now has a page detailing this offer. Wyndham’s looking to woo award travelers to its program and away from Starwood Preferred Guest with an interesting approach. Today, if you donate all your Starpoints to…

Wyndham Rewards Cards Add New Status Perks, Drop Foreign Transaction Fees

Over the last few years, Wyndham’s been working hard to improve its loyalty program, implementing changes such as flat 15,000-point award night redemptions and gaining more than 2 million new members in the process. More recently, Wyndham Rewards added elite status tiers, offering members perks like room upgrades, bonus points and more. Now, both versions of the…

Receive Up to 55,000 Bonus Miles When Transferring to Aeroplan

Back in March, there was a great promotion that allowed you to score 55,000 bonus Aeroplan miles when transferring loyalty points. And now, the promotion is back. The current promotion runs through August 15, 2016, and allows customers to transfer hotel loyalty points and receive up to 55,000 bonus Aeroplan Miles, which can then be used toward future award travel. Even…

6 Places to Have a Blast on the Fourth of July

Whether you’re looking to bliss out on a sleepy shoreline, cheer at a hot dog-eating contest or run a 5K, TPG Contributor Adam Erace highlights six destinations — besides the usual Fourth of July holiday hotspots like Boston, Philly and D.C. — where you can be sure to have a fantastic Independence Day. 1. New…

8 Easy Ways to Save Money on Accommodations in Europe

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – The Ritz-Carlton Rewards Credit Card, Citi Hilton HHonors Visa Signature Card Madrid-based TPG Contributor Lori Zaino offers her best tips for saving money on accommodations in Europe. So, you’ve figured out the best way to use some miles to snag an award…

5 of the Best-Value Points Hotels in Dubai

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available – Citi Hilton HHonors Visa Signature Card In the latest installment of our “Points and Miles Destination Guide” series, TPG Contributor Whitney Magnuson explores the many different ways to maximize hotel redemptions in Dubai using points and miles. Dubai is a city that tops many travelers’ bucket lists, whether you’re drawn…

How to Save Big By Buying Points for Wyndham Stays

TPG Contributor Vikram Birring explains a strategy for saving on expensive Wyndham stays when you’re short on points but don’t want to pay the full cash rate. Recently, I was planning a trip to Peru, in which like many travelers, I had an evening arrival flight in Lima but an early morning departure to Cuzco….