50k Chase Sapphire Preferred Bonus, AAdvantage Program Changes & 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:…

Hyatt is Offering Diamond Status Matches via Twitter

Update: Hyatt completed my status match roughly 24 hours after emailing in, with my Starwood Platinum status matched to Hyatt Diamond. Not thrilled about the pending Marriott and Starwood merger? Hyatt’s got your back. The global hotel chain, which often offers status challenges, is back with an even better offer. This time, Hyatt is offering status matches,…

Earn a 30% Bonus When You Purchase Hyatt Points

Earning points and miles the traditional method (actually flying or staying in hotels) is just one way to boost your account balance. Fortunately, travel providers make it relatively easy to accrue points and miles without traveling, whether through top credit card offers or by utilizing shopping portals. You can also purchase miles directly, and on…

50,000 AA Miles, Holiday Bonus Shopping, New SPG Hotels & 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:…

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…

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 &…

Your Points & Miles Guide to the 2016 Republican National Convention

As the 2016 American presidential election edges ever closer, many politically minded travelers are turning their attention to the upcoming national conventions. Today, TPG Contributor Whitney Magnuson examines how to maximize travel redemptions for the upcoming Republican National Convention.  The Republican National Convention will take over the city of Cleveland, Ohio from July 18–21, 2016. With more than 50,000 attendees…