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…

Best Credit Cards To Use for Black Friday and Cyber Monday Purchases

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – Ink Plus Business Card As we move headlong into the holiday season, I’m sure that many of you are thinking about the array of gifts you need to purchase for friends, family members, bosses and others in your lives. Today, TPG…

Earning Southwest Rapid Rewards Points without Flying

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – Southwest Rapid Rewards Premier Card, Ink Plus Business Card Not everyone can travel frequently enough to rack up healthy balances in their frequent flyer accounts. Luckily, though, there are lots of other ways to earn Southwest points — and TPG Senior…

Favorite Places: The Magical Zappos Outlet Store

Our weekend series, “Favorite Places,” features beloved travel destinations, attractions, restaurants, hotels and more from different members of the TPG team. TPG Contributor J. Keith van Straaaten gives us the lowdown on his favorite place to shop for travel-gear bargains — the Zappos.com/6pm.com outlet.  In the small city of Shepherdsville, Kentucky  — fittingly set on Zappos.com Boulevard — is…

How About VAT? — Don’t Forget the Traveler’s Tax Break

There are plenty of travel sites that tell you how to do things the right way — but as every traveler knows, sometimes things go wrong. In his bi-monthly travel and credit card mistake series, TPG Contributor J. Keith van Straaten invites you to learn from his mistakes — his many, many mistakes. One of my favorite things to do…