Maximize Valentine’s Day Purchases with Shopping Portals

Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching, and if you plan on purchasing flowers, jewelry or any other gifts for that special someone, make sure to maximize your spending by going through a shopping portal. Why Use a Portal? For the uninitiated, shopping portals are sites that offer loyalty program members bonus miles or points for each…

6 Things to Consider When Choosing a Credit Card for Large Purchases

If you’re planning to purchase an expensive item in 2016 or beyond, make sure you choose a good credit card to pay for it. As TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Nick Ewen explains, the best options include purchase protection, extended warranties and more — and they earn you valuable points or miles for your…

What’s the Best Way to Redeem Points for Merchandise?

TPG reader Bertie sent me a message on Facebook to ask about redeeming points for merchandise: “I have a sizable stash of Membership Rewards and Ultimate Rewards, which I’d like to redeem for TVs and iPads for my new store. What’s the best way to do this?” One piece of advice I find myself repeating often is that you…

TPG in Travel + Leisure, On Board Qatar’s Inaugural A350 Flight & 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:…

Earn Bonus United Miles For Holiday Purchases Through MileagePlus Shopping

The holiday season brings a variety of point and miles earning opportunities. Whether it’s buying gifts for your favorite traveler or using the best credit card for these purchases, you can do many things to boost your account balances before the end of the year. One of the best ways to do this is through…

Earn Bonus American Miles For Your Last-Minute Gifts Through AAdvantage eShopping

The holiday season brings a variety of point and miles earning opportunities. Whether it’s buying gifts for your favorite traveler or using the best credit card for these purchases, you can do many things to boost your account balances before the end of the year. One of the best ways to do this is through…

The Best 6 Cards for Holiday Purchases

Update: The Chase Freedom bonus categories mentioned below are no longer available. View the current bonus calendar here  It’s December and the holidays are creeping ever closer, so if you haven’t reached the end of your shopping list, you’ll want to do so soon. To make sure you’re maximizing your holiday gift purchases, TPG Senior…

16 Fabulous Holiday Gifts for Travelers

Finding a great gift for the traveler in your life can be a daunting task — especially for someone who seems to have it all. This year, TPG Contributor Lori Zaino has rounded up some great gifts for our annual TPG Gift Guide For Travelers. It’s that time of year again! Holiday shopping is in…

7 Great Low-Tech Travel Accessories for $15 or Less

With the holiday travel season upon us, TPG Contributor J. Keith van Straaten offers his recommendations for travel accessories that are so simple and inexpensive, anyone can use and afford them. (All photos are courtesy of Amazon.com, unless otherwise noted.) There are a lot of great electronic gadgets and apps out there to help make traveling…

The World’s Best Duty Free Shopping Scores

From the moment you step into an international terminal to the time you clear customs, duty-free shopping is everywhere — even in-flight. To help you find the best bang for your buck, TPG Contributor Lane Nieset shares some of the best duty-free buys around the globe. I once looked at duty free as a last-minute souvenir spot where I could…