The 7 Best Hotel Credit Cards

Here at TPG we cover any and all travel rewards cards that represent a good value, from those that earn you miles to those that get you transferable points or cash back. If you’re specifically looking for a credit card to earn points toward free hotel nights, though, you’ll want to narrow your search. Below,…

10 Best Ritz Properties for Free Night Certificates

With the new sign-up bonus for the Ritz-Carlton Rewards card, you can enjoy three complimentary nights at any Tier 1-4 property. TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Nick Ewen shares 10 of the best hotels to consider if you’re looking to get the most value out of those three free nights. As we wrote about…

Guide to Q4 Ritz Exclusive Events: New York and New Orleans

The Ritz-Carlton Rewards Credit Card offers several great benefits, including three Club level upgrades per year and an annual $300 travel credit. One lesser-known perk is access to the Ritz-Carlton Exclusive Events — below, TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Richard Kerr introduces the program and explores the options available through the end of 2016….

The Updated Ritz-Carlton Rewards Card Review

Chase recently announced changes to the Ritz-Carlton Rewards Credit Card, including a larger sign-up bonus and a few new perks. Today, I’ll review the updated card, in addition to showing you how to maximize some of its top perks. The Updated Card The most noticeable upgrade to the Ritz-Carlton Rewards Credit Card is the new sign-up bonus of three…

The Ritz-Carlton Rewards Card Gets Major New Perks

Today, Chase announced updates to the Ritz-Carlton Rewards Credit Card, including an improved sign-up bonus in addition to new perks. Here’s a rundown of the card’s latest benefits, including the new sign-up bonus: Earn three complimentary nights at any participating Tier 1-4 Ritz-Carlton hotel after spending $5,000 on purchases in the first three months from account opening….

How an Expat Went From 0 Credit to 7 Cards and 1 Million Miles

If you’re a newcomer to the US or are just starting to build credit with the goal of opening travel rewards cards, the road ahead of you can deem daunting. But, as TPG Contributor Mike Toledo explains, it’s entirely possible to grow your credit score from scratch and eventually get incredible value out of the most lucrative credit cards…

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…

4 Things to do in Chicago This Summer

TPG Contributor Amber Gibson is a Chicago native and still calls The Windy City home. Here, she shares why it’s a good idea to visit this summer — you know, when it’s not frigid and snowing. Follow along with Amber’s adventures on Instagram. It’s always a good time to visit the Windy City — well, maybe not in the dead…

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 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 ticket to Europe — now it’s…