Earn 18 United Miles Per Dollar at eBags Today Only

October 17, 2014

For today only (October 17, 2014), the United MileagePlus shopping portal is offering a huge bonus for purchases from Normally Ebags purchases earn 4 miles per dollar through MileagePlus shopping, but today you’ll earn 18 miles per dollar spent. While this offer isn’t as impressive as the 35 miles per dollar bonus we saw last […]

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Maximizing Points, Miles, and Dollars at the Spa

October 14, 2014

From the Away Spa at the W Vieques in Puerto Rico to the Chuan Spa at the Langham Hotel in Chicago, some of my most relaxing travel experiences have come at the hands of hotels and resorts that offer spa services. Today TPG Contributor Nick Ewen offers tips for how to make spa visits less expensive and […]

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Maximizing Points and Miles on Apple iPhone 6 Purchases

September 19, 2014

The day has finally arrived! The Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are finally here. Geeks, I mean technophiles, rejoice! Perhaps you drove past an Apple store over the past few days and mistook it for a campsite as folks stretched out in lines and on the pavement overnight for the chance to be […]

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Maximizing Sports Purchases: Tickets, Apparel, TV, and More

September 9, 2014

Today TPG Contributor Nick Ewen looks at ways to maximize purchases for sports fans. Fall is my favorite time of year, not just for the approaching cooler weather and the holidays it ushers in, but also because fall (in my humble opinion) is the absolute best time to be a sports fan. The college football season is less than two […]

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Maximizing Computer Purchases: Points, Bonuses, & More

September 2, 2014

Today TPG Contributor Nick Ewen offers suggestions for how to get the most out return from a new computer purchase, including how to find the best price, maximize rewards, and protect your investment.  This week, students and teachers across their country are begrudgingly setting their alarms, sharpening pencils, and preparing for a new school year. With more and more […]

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Hyatt 50% Off in China, Bonus Southwest Rapid Rewards & More

August 30, 2014

Here’s a round-up of the week’s points, miles and travel industry news you may have missed: Get a $50 Visa Gift Card For Holiday Inn Stays: If you stay three nights or more at a Holiday Inn Resort, you can get a $50 Visa Gift card via the Hold On To Summer promotion from IHG. You […]

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Maximizing Points and Miles on Summer Road Trips

July 14, 2014

Summer is in full swing, and that means Americans are on the move. According to surveys by both Orbitz and Trip Advisor, nearly 90% of Americans plan to take a summer vacation this year, hardly surprising given the Arctic conditions that had a death grip on much of the country this winter. Over 40% traveled […]

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Bonus AAdvantage, Skymiles, Wyndham, IHG Points & More

July 12, 2014

Here’s a recap of the top points and miles news from this week: Reminder: Buy AA Miles and Earn Up to 16,500 Bonus Miles: American Airlines has a limited time offer for AAdvantage members to purchase up to 80,000 miles and receive bonus miles based on how many you buy. In order to maximize this promotion you […]

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Chase Ultimate Rewards Mall Drops Travelocity and More

July 10, 2014

Online shopping portals are a no-brainer. Never, ever shop online by directly going to a retailer (whether that be Neiman Marcus or American Airlines). Always go through a portal so you get extra miles or cash back. American Express shut their earning portal down last year, but luckily Chase has a pretty generous portal ( […]

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Maximizing Points in Wedding Season: Miles Registries & More

July 5, 2014

Wedding season is in full swing, and there’s a good chance you’ve got a few to attend this summer. Considering the cost of gifts on top of airfare and hotels, wedding expenses can add up quickly, especially if you’re involved in the wedding party (or if you’re the one getting married). To help offset some of those costs, TPG […]

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Getting the Most Miles and Points For Mother’s Day Gifts

April 30, 2014

Mother’s Day falls on May 11 this year (less than two weeks away), and if you still haven’t purchased a present for Mom, don’t worry. The TPG list we put together last year has great gift ideas for the traveling mom in your life, along with several ways you can maximize the points you earn on […]

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Maximizing Points and Miles For Valentine’s Day Gifts

February 10, 2014

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and it’s time to get something special for the loved ones in your life. Though you might be caught up in the romance of it all, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be maximizing your miles on gift purchases. After all, the only thing better than getting a box […]

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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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Citi Discontinues ThankYou Shopping Portal Earning Bonuses

January 28, 2014

You don’t have to be a shopaholic to earn thousands of bonus miles or points through airline, hotel and credit card online shopping portals where you can earn multiple points or miles per dollar simply by logging in with your account and then clicking through to the merchant of your choice. While most US airlines […]

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Can You Double Dip on Points By Using Gift Certificates and Online Shopping Portals?

January 26, 2014

TPG reader Ruth sent me a question on Facebook about maximizing points with online shopping: “Hi Points Guy, I have a question about double dipping in the AAdvantage shopping portal. If I go to gift and buy a $100 cert at a store that is also on the portal, can one then turn around […]

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Maximize Your Points and Discounts on Post-Christmas Shopping Deals

December 26, 2013

The major gift giving might have come and gone with Christmas Day, but for those of you looking for the real deals out there – or just the procrastinators amongst us – the days between Christmas and New Year’s present some of the best shopping deals around, so don’t forget to check out these sites […]

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Saturday Recap: 50% More Points When Buying JetBlue Points, 3,000 AAdvantage Miles for Shopping, 50,000 Mile Barclaycard Lufthansa Bonus, and More

December 14, 2013

Here’s a recap of the interesting points and miles news from this week: Get Up to 50% More When Buying Jet Blue Points: When you buy or gift TrueBlue points, you or your recipient will receive a percentage of bonus points based on the amount purchased, now through December 31, 2013. Points can normally be purchased […]

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1,500 Bonus Delta Miles With Gilt – And Other Gilt Partner Bonuses

December 13, 2013

Gilt is a great members-only online shopping site that gives members exclusive access to discounted designer brands, deals on travel through Jetsetter, home goods, food, wine, city-specific sales and activities like fitness training sessions and spa treatments, and more. Gilt has also partnered with airlines and hotels to offer members of their loyalty programs bonus […]

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Top 22 Best Holiday Gifts For Travelers

December 10, 2013

Finding a great gift for the traveler in your life can be a daunting task – especially for someone who may seem to have it all. But I’ve put together this list with my 20 top picks of great items for budgets both modest and extravagant based on my own travels and wish list. Before […]

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Maximizing Points and Miles on Cyber Monday Purchases

December 2, 2013

Update: The offer mentioned below for the Capital One Venture Card has expired. View the current offer here.  While tons of stores, airlines and hotels offered fantastic deals starting on Black Friday, today is Cyber Monday, which means there are all kinds of fantastic discounts, rebates and bonuses you can take advantage of by shopping online. […]

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Black Friday and Cyber Monday Travel Deals! 40% Off Starwood, $1 Deals, 50% Off Marriott, $99 Hotel Tonight Rooms and More

November 29, 2013

While Black Friday is traditionally all about getting to the shops as early as possible and standing in line for hours to get grab the best deals, it also offers some great online shopping opportunities (no, you don’t have to wait till Cyber Monday!) that you can take advantage of from the comfort of your […]

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Awesome Deal: 15 AAdvantage Miles Per Dollar Spent at Walgreens

November 21, 2013

While not quite the now expired 35 miles per dollar at eBags, the is now offering 15 miles per dollar spent at Walgreens. This is up from the typical 3x and is at least 3 times better than any other airline/hotel shopping portal, per I value AA miles at around 2 cents a […]

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Thursday Giveaway: 25,000 Skywards Miles And The Winner of a Neiman Marcus Gift Card

November 21, 2013

Prior to take off on Emirates’ A380 on Monday, I posted a picture of myself enjoying a glass of Dom Pérignon in my First Class suite announcing that I would be giving away Emirates Skywards miles while in flight. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to get linked up to the wireless internet once we were airborne, […]

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Chase Freedom Visa 2014 5x Bonus Categories Announced

November 19, 2013

One of the best ways out there to rack up bonus points on specific spending categories is with the Chase Freedom’s quarterly rotating categories of merchants and retailers where cardholders earn 5 points per $1 up to a $1,500 quarterly cap. If you maximize the $6,000 in yearly spend, you are looking at 30,000 Ultimate […]

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