How the Hotel Industry Is Wooing Millennials

Millennials are the future. Whether that seemingly inescapable statement fills you with hope or with dread, hotels are wising up quickly by bowing down to this new generation of tech-savvy, minimalist travelers born between 1980 and 2000. After all, they make up almost one third of our population and, at 80 million strong, are the…

Maximizing Chase Ultimate Rewards for Trips to the Caribbean

In August, Chase introduced a fantastic new credit card that quickly became a sensation: the Chase Sapphire Reserve Card. The card is currently offering a sign-up bonus of 100,000 Ultimate Rewards points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first three months from account opening. This sign-up bonus is worth at least $1,500 when…

Earn up to 150k Points With the Marriott Rewards Premier Credit Card

The Marriott Rewards Premier Credit Card has been offering an 80,000-point sign-up bonus since February, and just in time for the spending-heavy holiday season it has a new offer. Currently, you can earn up to 150,000 points when you sign up for this card (or 50,000 Starpoints if you opt to transfer to Starwood Preferred…

How Starpoints Saved My Trip to Aruba — 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…

Black Friday and Cyber Monday Hotel Deals for 2016

Be sure to bookmark this post, as we’ll be updating it through Cyber Monday 2016. If you spot a deal that isn’t listed below please share it in the comments. Also, see our Black Friday airfare deal roundup here. With Thanksgiving (and Black Friday) approaching, it’s time to dig in to the various online deals from by your…

Earn 20,000 Marriott Points for Each Credit Card Referral

Know someone that could benefit from the Marriott Rewards Premier Credit Card? Chase and Marriott are offering a 20,000-point bounty for each friend you refer who signs up for the card through your referral link. And there isn’t a catch; those you refer will still get the public 80,000-point sign-up bonus after spending $3,000 in the…

Should I Transfer Starpoints to Marriott for Airline Awards?

TPG reader Faysal sent me a message on Facebook to ask about maximizing transfer partners: “I’ve been stockpiling Starpoints to redeem for an Emirates First Class award (via Alaska Airlines). Should I transfer from Starwood to Alaska directly, or should I transfer to Marriott for a Hotel + Air package?” The merger between Starwood Preferred Guest and Marriott Rewards has…

Marriott Offering up to 25% Off Hotels for Cyber Monday

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and that means plenty of travel discounts will soon hit the internet. While most hotel chains and airlines don’t publicize their Cyber Monday deals until the last minute, Marriott’s giving us all a heads-up about its promotion for this year. From November 25 to November 28, members can book…

Maximizing Chase Ultimate Rewards Points for Domestic Travel

In August, Chase introduced a fantastic new credit card that caused a stir among points and miles enthusiasts: the Chase Sapphire Reserve Card. The card is currently offering a sign-up bonus of 100,000 Ultimate Rewards points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first three months from account opening. This sign-up bonus is worth…

Earn 1,500 Marriott Points or 500 Starpoints Completely Free

It’s November 7, and as the days end sooner and the snow sneaks upon us, so do the great holiday deals and promotions. And Marriott seems to be no exception in joining in on the fun, as today it revealed a “30 Days of Holiday Rewards” promotion, which offers five weeks of daily deals to…