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Comparing Top-Tier Hotel Elite Status

December 7, 2012

Update: The offers mentioned below for the Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Cards from American Express has expired. View the current offers here – personal, business. To follow up on my post from yesterday about whether or not going for Hyatt Diamond status is worth it, I asked TPG contributor Nick to write up a comparison of the top-tier status […]

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Saturday Recap: Triple JetBlue Points, Marriott Seasonal Awards, Amex Discounts, New Airline Alliance Members

November 24, 2012

Here’s a recap of the interesting points and miles news from this week: Triple JetBlue True Blue Points For Rest of Year For travel now through December 31, 2012, register to earn triple True Blue points on all JetBlue flights booked on JetBlue.com and completed by the end of the year. You usually earn 3 […]

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Travel Tuesday Top 10: Hotel Apps

October 16, 2012

TPG contributor Jen Jones Donatelli downloaded, plugged in and played with dozens of hotel apps to bring us today’s Travel Tuesday Top 10. When it comes to booking travel and checking points on the go, you can take it with you. Available for a range of devices, apps are now offered by just about every […]

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How to Use New Marriott Cash and Points Redemptions

October 1, 2012

Earlier this month, Marriott announced a new Cash + Points option for award redemptions. Unlike Starwood’s Cash & Points option, which is one of my favorite value redemptions, and which allows you to redeem for free nights using a discounted amount of points and a set price based on the hotel category, Marriott’s option will […]

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Destination of the Week: Halifax, Nova Scotia

September 7, 2012

Fall is almost upon us, so we decided to investigate one of North America’s best leaf-peeping destinations: Halifax, Nova Scotia. A jumping-off point for folks looking to experience Maritime Canada’s amazing natural beauty, wildlife, fishing, dramatic coastline and more, Halifax is a quaint little city with plenty to offer, and plenty of opportunities to earn […]

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Maximizing Marriott Rewards Points for Room and Suite Upgrades

September 6, 2012

This is part of my series on using points for premium rooms and suites. Other posts include: Maximizing Starwood Points for Rooms and Suite Upgrades, and Maximizing Hilton HHonors Premium Room Rewards and Room Upgrade Rewards. Update: View the current offer for the Marriott Rewards Premier Credit Card here. With the current  50,000-point sign-up bonus […]

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Destination of the Week: Rome

August 31, 2012

For today’s Destination of the Week, we asked TPG contributor Melanie Wynne to guide us through one of the world’s greatest all-time travel destinations, a city that administered sprawling empires, spawned legendary artists, not to mention mouthwatering cuisine that has permeated every corner of the globe. Today we visit the Eternal City: Rome. Fiumicino Airport serves as a hub […]

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Up to 12,000 Southwest Points With Marriott Gift Card Purchases

August 28, 2012

From now until November 30, 2012 Southwest is offering bonus points for buying Marriott gift cards. A $500 gift card nets 6,000 Southwest points and you can buy up to $1,000 in gift cards through this promotion for a maximum bonus of 12,000 points per account. This is the same promotion they ran last year […]

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Travel Tuesday Top 10: Future Hotel Openings for Point Redemptions

August 28, 2012

The trend with hotel credit cards lately has been to increase the sign-up bonuses to about 2 free nights in a top tier property, like with the new  Citi Hilton HHonors Reserve and Chase Hyatt Visa. I’ve gotten in on these cards and several others, so with so many free nights to use I wanted […]

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New Canadian Marriott Rewards Premier Visa Card

August 21, 2012

Chase recently launched a Marriott Rewards Premier Visa Card for Canadian residents and while it’s not the most earth-shattering deal (especially compared to their US offers) it does have a bunch of benefits that might make a lot of sense for Canadians. It does not have foreign transaction fees, which is a relatively unique feature in […]

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And The Winner Of The 50,000 Marriott Rewards Points Giveaway Is…

August 20, 2012

Last week, I posted a contest where one lucky reader could win 50,000 Marriott Rewards points by playing Marriott’s “What’s Your Travel Type” Facebook game where members to choose one of six grand prizes tailored to their personal travel tastes and preferences and then commenting on my blog post. Well, I got nearly 1,000 responses […]

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Saturday Recap: 50,000 Marriott Points Reminder, Up To 48,000 Wyndham Rewards, 1,000 Free Avios, Flying Blue Promo Cities Announced

August 18, 2012

Here’s a quick recap of the interesting points and miles news from the week. Reminder: My 50,000 Marriott Points Giveaway Ends Tomorrow! This is just a quick reminder that I’m giving away 50,000 Marriott Rewards points, but in order to get in on the contest, you have to play Marriott’s “What’s Your Travel Type” Facebook […]

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Destination of the Week: Orlando

August 17, 2012

For today’s Destination of the Week, we asked TPG contributor Nick to take us through his hometown of Orlando while there’s still time to squeeze in one last family summer vacation before school starts again. With summer rapidly drawing to a close, we decided to head south for today’s Destination of the Week and visit […]

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50,000 Marriott Rewards Points Giveaway

August 16, 2012

Throughout August, Marriott Rewards is hosting a “What’s Your Travel Type” Facebook game where members can win one of six grand prizes tailored to their personal travel tastes and preferences. To celebrate this promo they’ve given me 50,000 Marriott Rewards points to give away to a lucky TPG reader as well, so read on below […]

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Maximize Your Points With Back to School Shopping

August 16, 2012

Back to school shopping can be a major expense, but if you play your cards right (literally) you can rack up a ton of miles and points by leveraging online shopping portals. What are these portals? Basically online retailers pay a commission to websites to refer them business – so these portals are simply intermediary […]

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Assorted Credit Card Bonuses and Offers – 40,000 Alaska, 65,000 Virgin Atlantic, 50,000+ Marriott, 33,150 Flexperks

August 15, 2012

I know I’ve been talking a lot about the Starwood 30k offer (expired), but a couple new and updated credit card offers came up recently with the possibility of earning readers tens of thousands of bonus points, so I thought I’d share them all here for easy reference (though they’ve also been added to the […]

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Travel Tuesday Top 10: Hotel Credit Card Perks

August 14, 2012

Update: The offers mentioned below for the Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Cards from American Express has expired. View the current offers here – personal, business. Apart from the obvious benefit of earning travelers hotel points on purchases, hotel co-branded credit cards offer a variety of other perks and benefits that add even more value to carrying them. Here are […]

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Saturday Recap: 10,000 American AAdvantage Miles with Budget, Marriott Cash and Points, LA Frequent Traveler University, 300 Priority Club Points

August 11, 2012

Here’s a quick recap of the interesting points and miles news from the week. Earn up to 10,000 American miles with Budget. 10,000 American miles with Budget: American and Budget are partnering on a promotion that can earn travelers up to 10,000 bonus American miles and a 30% discount on car rentals at airport locations in […]

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New Marriott Megabonus September-January Promo: Stay 2 Nights Get 1 Night Free

August 3, 2012

It’s still only August, so Marriott’s summer Megabonus promo is still running until the end of the month, and you can get in on the Megamiles promotion until October 31, but the chain has already announced the details of its next Megabonus, which will be in effect from September 15, 2012-January 15, 2013. Registration link. […]

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Destination of the Week: London

July 27, 2012

In honor of the commencement of the 2012 Olympics, for today’s Destination of the Week, we visit the city where it’s all taking place: London. GETTING THERE London is less than seven hours from New York, and under eleven hours from the west coast, and is serviced by five airports—though you’ll likely pass through just […]

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Travel Tuesday Top 10: Ways To Get Free Breakfast At Hotels

July 24, 2012

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day…especially when you’ve got a packed travel schedule of busy days. Often breakfast is the meal travelers skip most at hotels thanks to a lack of options and overpriced menus. However, many hotels and loyalty programs offer their members a variety of perks including free breakfast. Here […]

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Destination of the Week: Pittsburgh

July 20, 2012

In light of the amazingly low $137 roundtrip fares between the west coast and Pittsburgh on Delta from earlier this week, we decided to head back to my college town for today’s Destination of the Week. GETTING THERE Pittsburgh International Airport is located about 16 miles west of downtown. It operates 155 non-stop flights a […]

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Sunday Reader Question: Which Is Better – Hotel Points or Free Nights From Hotels.com?

June 17, 2012

TPG reader Gregory asks a simple but very interesting question when it comes to getting the most value out of your hotel stays: “What is better/more valuable: to get 10% off virtually every booking at hotels.com (aka “free 11th night”) or collect points through hotel chain loyalty programs?” What Gregory’s question really boils down to […]

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Destination of the Week: Santiago and Skiing in Chile

June 8, 2012

Just because summer is about to blossom in the US doesn’t mean it’s warm everywhere. If you missed out on your winter ski trip this year because of crazy conditions across much of North America, you could get a second chance to experience the snow on some Andean ski runs in South America later this […]

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