Save Big on Flights, Hotels and Cruises Using Amex Offers

Amex Offers are opt-in, limited-time and generally targeted deals for American Express cardholders. Among the many mediocre and decent offers, there are some compelling travel deals that we don’t want you to miss. In this new series, I’ll be rounding up the best travel-related Amex Offers each month. If you’ve ever looked through the list of Amex Offers,…

Amex Offer: Get $50 Back after Spending $250+ at Westin Hotels

Amex Offers (limited, targeted, opt-in deals like this one for $200 after spending $1,000 with Delta) released a new hotel discount: Get $50 back after spending $250+ at Westin Hotels and Resorts. And though Amex offers are targeted (so you won’t necessarily see this offer on all your accounts), the Westin deal is also available…

Hotels Are Now Targeting a New Demographic: People Who Don’t Want a Room

Ask someone — anyone — to explain the basic way a hotel makes money and the answer is likely to sound something like, “They charge out-of-towners $150 or so a night for a temporary home away from home.” While this does sum up the basic business strategy of any type of lodging facility, today’s hotels…

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…

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…

Thursday Giveaway: Enter to Win 15,000 Starpoints

The Starwood Preferred Guest program has been in the news this week, with a great deal on buying Starpoints, as well as a 10,000 Starpoint referral bonus for the Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express. We thought we’d continue the Starwood theme of this week and give away 15,000 Starpoints for this week’s Thursday Giveaway….

Top Hotels Attached to Airports

While there are plenty of reasons to choose a centrally located hotel in your destination of choice, there are also several circumstances where staying at an airport hotel makes more sense. TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Jason Steele explores some of the best properties connected to airports both in the US and abroad. Most of…

6 Spots to Hit the Slopes with Points This Winter

A ski trip to a luxurious mountainside resort can be a spendy vacation, but TPG Contributor Lane Nieset reminds us that cashing in your hotel points can smooth out the moguls and bring six of the world’s most fabulous, redemption-friendly ski destinations within closer reach. Be sure to see the bottom of this post for suggestions of credit cards that will…

Hotel Review: The Westin Austin Downtown

On a recent trip to Texas with her family, TPG Points & Miles Editor Sarah Silbert enjoyed a two-night stay at The Westin Austin Downtown. Read on for details about the experience. (All photos are by the author.) After a lovely stay at the St. Anthony, a Luxury Collection hotel in San Antonio, my family…