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Hyatt Summer 2014 Promo: Earn Triple Airline Partner Miles

April 29, 2014

Hyatt released the details of its summer promo today and while not amazing, it’s still an interesting option. May 1 – August 31, Hyatt Gold Passport members can earn triple miles (instead of hotel points) with eight of the program’s airline partners including American and United after your second stay. Here are the registration pages […]

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Using Hotel Points in Las Vegas and Maximizing New Partnerships

April 28, 2014

There was a lot of news out of Vegas in the past year with established Sin City properties launching new points partnerships with the likes of Hyatt, Starwood and Marriott, so we asked TPG contributor Nick Ewen to cover the basics of these partnerships and how you can maximize each. As a former Las Vegas […]

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Saturday Recap: 10,000 Club Carlson Gold Bonus Points, Double Miles For ANA, Amex Virgin America 30% Transfer Bonus & More

April 26, 2014

Here’s a recap of the interesting points and miles news from the week: Earn 10,000 Bonus Club Carlson Gold Points For Stays At Radisson Hotels In Canada: You could earn 10,000 bonus Gold Points for the Club Carlson loyalty program on weekend stays of two or more nights at Radisson hotels throughout Canada with their “Reward Your […]

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The Top Airline and Hotel Credit Cards With Anniversary Bonuses

April 24, 2014

One of the questions I’m asked the most is, how to decide when to cancel a credit card. This comes up a lot because many of the best points-earning travel credit cards carry annual fees ranging anywhere from $49-$495. That’s why, every year when it’s about to hit their statement, readers write in asking whether […]

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The Best Hotel Credit Cards For Earning Elite Status

April 22, 2014

Update: The offers mentioned below for the Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Cards from American Express has expired. View the current offers here – personal, business. Yesterday I posted about the best credit cards that help you earn miles toward airline elite status, and I thought it would be helpful write up a companion piece exploring hotel credit cards that […]

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Reminder: Register For Hyatt Endless Possibilities By March 31 – Free Nights Or Bonus Points

March 29, 2014

Hyatt’s current first quarter promotion, which actually runs through April 30, 2014, is called Endless Possibilities and includes the option to earn either free nights or bonus points. If you haven’t done so already, you need to register here before March 31 and choose one of the two earning options. Free Nights Earn a free […]

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Hotel Review: Park Hyatt Sydney City Harbour Deluxe and City View Rooms

March 5, 2014

So far in my series on my trip to Australia with TPG Managing Editor Eric, I’ve covered how I used miles to book my award ticket, my flight from LAX-MEL in United GlobalFirst, the day I spent wine-tasting out in the Yarra Valley, a restaurant review roundup of all the fantastic places we ate in the city, my review of […]

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Saturday Recap: AAdvantage Bonus Miles Using Shopping Portals, 30% Off Loews Hotel Stays, 2,500 Bonus Points For Southwest Rapid Rewards Signup, Free 100 Bonus Hyatt Passport Gold Points & More

February 8, 2014

Here’s a recap of the interesting points and miles news from the week: Bonus American Miles For Shopping Through AAdvantage eShopping: Earn up to 1,500 bonus miles by shopping via the American AAdvantage shopping portal. No registration is required, and the spending requirements are: spend $150 in collective spending on the AAdvantage eShopping portal and […]

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Saturday Recap: Citi Executive AAdvantage World Mastercard 100,000 Mile Bonus, Boost Or Renew Your American Elite Status, Virgin Atlantic Transfer Ratio To Hilton HHonors Devaluation, Hyatt Credit Card Winter Points Promo & More

February 1, 2014

Here’s a recap of the interesting points and miles news from the week: Reminder – Citi Executive AAdvantage World Mastercard Bonus Up To 100,000 Miles: Citi launched a 100,000 mile bonus on this card which you can earn when you spend $10,000 in the first 3 months; in addition, you can receive $200 in statement […]

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Hotel WiFi – Where It’s Free and What Elite Status You Need

January 30, 2014

In this day and age, having WiFi during hotel stays is essential, whether it be for business, personal use, or simply convenience. This is especially true when traveling abroad and wanting to avoid expensive data roaming charges for your personal devices. However, many hotel chains, especially the higher-end ones, still do not offer free WiFi, […]

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Saturday Recap: 25% Virgin Atlantic Award Discount, 50% American and US Airways Miles Bonuses, 2X Miles with Rocketmiles and More

January 18, 2014

Here’s a recap of the interesting points and miles news from the week. 25% Percent Off Economy Awards With Virgin Flying Club: Almost all routes are discounted by 25% on Virgin Atlantic when you redeem your Virgin Flying Club miles for economy travel by January 27, 2014. Blackout dates are between April 4-21,2014 and July 16-September […]

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Top 11 New Hotels To Check Out in 2014

January 14, 2014

A new year means it’s time to check out some of the newest hotels around the world, including many where you can earn and redeem your hotel points. Some are open already, some have opening dates set for the coming months, and a few will hopefully open their doors by the end of the year […]

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Saturday Recap: Double American Miles, Hyatt Endless Possibilities, Starwood Caesars Partnership and More

January 11, 2014

Here’s a recap of the interesting points and miles news from the week. Earn double American miles to Latin America: To promote its new flights to Latin America, American Airlines is offering double miles on the following routes: Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) and Bogota, Colombia (BOG) Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) and Roatan, Honduras (RTB) Miami (MIA) and […]

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Hyatt Program Changes – 20% Elite Discount and New Points and Cash Awards

January 11, 2014

Among the changes to Hyatt’s Gold Passport program that went into effect on Tuesday were two positive ones, a discount for elites and a new set of Points + Cash awards that can help you stretch your points further by booking awards with a cash co-pay. I was curious about these benefits, so I poked […]

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Andaz Papagayo Standard King and Suite Review (Video)

January 7, 2014

New Year’s Eve is one of my favorite holidays. I usually like to stay in Miami and throw a party with friends, but this year I decided to branch out and explore a new destination. Choosing Papagayo for New Years I toyed around with Mexico City or even Cartagena, Colombia, but I couldn’t get the […]

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Reminder: Book Your Hyatt Awards Before Tuesday’s Devaluation

January 3, 2014

Back in November, Hyatt announced some major changes to its Gold Passport loyalty points program that will take effect on Tuesday, January 7, 2014. You can find out all the official details here, but here are the specifics: Hyatt is introducing a Category 7 redemption (30,000 points per night, up from 22,000) that includes six […]

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Hyatt Announces Free Nights or Bonus Points Winter Promotion January 15- April 30, 2014

December 17, 2013

In my opinion, hotel promotions have become more and more boring lately, with most just offering a handful of points here and there. Gone are the days of free nights after only a couple stays or really lucrative bonuses that actually incentivize you to book stays in order to hit new promotion levels. Hyatt announced […]

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Top 10 New Year’s Eve Destinations That Have Points Availability

December 3, 2013

Thanksgiving is already over and Christmas and New Year’s Eve will be upon us before you know it, if you haven’t booked a spot already – then it is definitely time to start thinking about where you are going to ring in 2014. For today’s Top 10, I am going to cover some great hotels […]

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Hotel Review: Park Hyatt Saigon Standard Park King Room

December 2, 2013

This is the next installment of TPG Managing Editor Eric Rosen’s series on his month-long trip to Southeast Asia. Other posts include: Send in your Southeast Asia Tips, Flight Review: Lufthansa 747-400 First Class and Trip Report: Lufthansa First Class Lounge Frankfurt Terminal 2, Flight Review: Thai Airways A380 First Class, and Hotel Review: Park […]

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Which Valuation Will an August 2014 Hyatt Stay Fall Under?

December 1, 2013

TPG reader ALEXANDERGLD tweeted: “@thepointsguy with the Hyatt devaluation effective 1/7, if I book my hotel reservations now for 8/2014 which valuation will it fall under?” Alex is asking about the recent announcement by Hyatt that it would be revising its award chart starting January 7, 2014. You can find out all the official details here, […]

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Saturday Recap: Earn 25,000 Hilton Points, Get Double AAdvantage Miles to Asia, IHG Rewards Club 50% Bonus, and More

November 30, 2013

Here’s a recap of the interesting points and miles news from this week: Earn 25,000 HHonors Points Towards A Hilton Stay When You Purchase Rosetta Stone: Have you always wanted to learn a language? Well now is the perfect time since Hilton has teamed up with Rosetta Stone so that when you purchase a Rosetta […]

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Buy Hyatt Points Up To 30% Bonus – 1.85 Cents Each

November 25, 2013

Now through November 29, 2013, Hyatt is offering a promotion where you can buy Gold Passport points at up to a 30% bonus. It’s a tiered promotion where the bonus yet get depends on the number of points you buy, and here is how the bonus is calculated: Purchase 10,000 to 19,000 points and get […]

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10% Off Hyatt Gift Cards Through End of 2013

November 20, 2013

Now through the end of 2013 Gold Passport members can purchase Hyatt gift cards at a 10% discount when they enter the promo code GPGIFT at checkout. You can purchase up to $2,000 in gift cards, and the promo code even appears to work on stay certificates as well, which can be potentially very valuable […]

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Hotel Review: Park Hyatt Siem Reap

November 19, 2013

After a couple days in Bangkok, the next stop on TPG Managing Editor Eric Rosen’s Southeast Asia adventure was Siem Reap, Cambodia, where he stayed at the recently opened Park Hyatt Siem Reap. Here’s his review. When my Asia trip was coming together and I knew that I’d have the chance to visit Siem Reap […]

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