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The Top 5 Reasons I’m Loyal to SPG & 90,000 Point Giveaway

June 19, 2014

Update: The offers mentioned below for the Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Cards from American Express have expired. View the current offers here –personal, business. There are a lot of companies out there competing for our business whenever we leave home and need to rest our heads somewhere. Whether it’s luxury hotel chains or sites that allow people to rent out […]

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Win Tickets To The TPG Cocktail Party in Chicago!

June 12, 2014

One of my New Year’s resolutions for 2014 was to meet more of my TPG readers This past spring after speaking at the New York Times Travel Show, I had the great pleasure to meet up with some of my most loyal readers. We had over 100 TPG readers in attendance who won invitations and came […]

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Thursday Giveaway: Canon Rebel T3 DSLR Camera

June 5, 2014

One of the greatest ways to remember the highlights of a trip is when you get home and review all of your photos, but we all know the feeling of scrolling through your iPhone with great disappointment. Blurry images, out of focus scenes, lost memories: It can be heartbreaking For today’s giveaway, we’re giving you the opportunity […]

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Thursday Giveaway: $400 eBags.com Gift Card and 2 Admirals Club Passes

May 29, 2014

With the amount of traveling that Team TPG does, we are constantly on the go. Be it a trip to Paris to stay at the W Paris - Opera or on a flight on Virgin Australia down to Sydney, we travel extensively and we of course need to ensure that we are well equipped for our journey. […]

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Travel Giveaway: $440 Airline Gift Certificate

May 15, 2014

Yesterday I wrote about the newest product from Barclaycard called the Barclaycard Arrival Plus World Elite MasterCard which replaces the Arrival World MasterCard. The new card has the same features as its predecessor, plus a few added and extended benefits to make the new card even more attractive. The card features the EMV Chip + PIN technology that […]

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Thursday Giveaway: Bally Travel Wallet from TPG Maximizer

May 8, 2014

In February, we launched the TPG Maximizer, which is an all a new tool that takes our expert points knowledge, the best sign-up offers, and big data to recommend the best new card for you, personally. It is still in Beta, but it has helped hundreds of TPG readers analyze their spend and choose the […]

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Thursday Giveaway: $400 American Airlines Gift Card

May 1, 2014

It’s been a very US Airways-centric week here at TPG, with the announcement on Tuesday that you are able to use US Airways miles on British Airways without incurring the huge fuel surcharges, and then yesterday I wrote about the current best sign-up bonus offer of 40,000 miles on the US Airways Premier World Mastercard. US […]

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Thursday Giveaway: 25,000 American Airlines AAdvantage Miles and Admirals Club Passes from Citi

April 24, 2014

Earlier this month, I wrote that during the month of April, Citibank is providing complimentary One-Day passes to any domestic Admirals Club lounge or US Airways Club to travelers whose credit cards no longer provide complimentary access (specifically the American Express Platinum Card and Business Platinum Card) as a way of highlighting Admirals Club access as a perk of both its […]

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Thursday Giveaway: 25,000 American Airlines AAdvantage Miles and Admirals Club Passes from Citi

April 17, 2014

When American Express Platinum cardholders lost access to the American Airlines Admirals Clubs and US Airways Clubs in March, the only cards that would get you into the Admirals Club were the Citi Executive AAdvantage World Mastercard (which comes with full Admirals Club membership) and more recently, the Citi Prestige, which just added Admirals Club access (not membership though) […]

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Thursday Giveaway: Bose Noise-Cancelling QC15 Headphones

April 10, 2014

With all the travel I do, sometimes by the time that I get on the plane and climb into my seat, all I ever want to do is just close my eyes and pass out. Obviously this is easier said than done most days. Between passengers boarding and shuffling about and cabin crew announcements, relaxing can […]

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Thursday Giveaway: Tickets to the New SPG Hear The Music Series

April 3, 2014

Starwood has a strong history of weaving music into their guests experiences, including the partnership with W Hotels Global Music Director Michaelangelo L’Acqua and the release of the multiple albums including Symmetry. Today, Starwood Preferred Guest announced an interesting new music series with Live Nation Entertainment called  Hear The Music, See The World. This year-long initiative will launch June […]

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Thursday Giveaway: Hawaii Swag Bag and 10,000 Hawaiian Airlines Miles

March 13, 2014

This past Tuesday, I wrote a full review the new Barclaycard Hawaiian Airlines Elite World Mastercard, which features several valuable benefits like discounted award levels, companion discounts and vouchers and more. Though the card is best for travelers looking to maximize their Hawaii travel specifically, it’s a solid product. I actually had the opportunity to […]

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Reader Giveaway: TPG Swag Bag and 10,000 Southwest Rapid Rewards Points

March 7, 2014

Last weekend, I had the opportunity to speak at the 2014 New York Times Travel Show for the third year in a row, and it was a great opportunity to connect with readers about some of the exciting new changes in point valuations, frequent flyer programs (I’m looking at you Delta!) and credit card bonuses. […]

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Special Reader Giveaway: TPG Meet & Greet in New York City This Weekend!

February 26, 2014

Following up on my New Year’s resolution to have more face-to-face with my readers, I have planned a very special event in Manhattan this Saturday, March 1, following the first night of the New York Times Travel Show to do just that! I am living my dream – I have the opportunity to travel the […]

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Thursday Giveaway: United GlobalFirst Special Edition Amenity Kit and 10,000 United MileagePlus Miles

February 20, 2014

I recently made my first long-haul trip in United GlobalFirst from Los Angeles to Melbourne and I am currently ‘down under’ at the moment exploring the wonders of Australia – and to celebrate, I am giving away a special edition United amenity kit and 10,000 United miles! On my trip down, I was treated to […]

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Thursday Giveaway: Passes To The 2014 New York Times Travel Show

February 13, 2014

Update: This offer is no longer available. View the current offer for the Chase Southwest Rapid Rewards credit card here. Offer expired March 9, 2014. The first weekend in March, I will be making my third appearance speaking at the New York Times Travel Show at the Javits Center in NYC. As with last year, I have […]

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Thursday Giveaway: 10,000 Southwest Rapid Rewards Points

February 6, 2014

Update: This offer is no longer available. View the current offer for the Chase Southwest Rapid Rewards credit card here. Offer expired March 9, 2014. Well, the big United devaluation finally went into effect earlier this week, and the next major one is Southwest’s Wanna Get Away redemption devaluation set to take place March 31, 2014, when […]

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Thursday Giveaway: Delta Sky Club Passes

January 30, 2014

News on the airline lounge front has been pretty dismal lately with American/US Airways announcing that they would no longer grant complimentary access to Amex Platinum and Business Platinum cardholders starting March 22, and Delta jacking up its membership fees over $200 as well as restricting Platinum and Delta Reserve access to their lounges to […]

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Reader Giveaway: Shania Twain in Vegas with SPG Moments

January 28, 2014

I was supposed to go to Las Vegas at the end of the month so I as I wrote about last week, I was looking into what events were available through SPG Moments since they often offer exclusive access to otherwise sold-out or hard-to-buy tickets as well as extra add-ons beyond the price of a […]

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Throwback Thursday Giveaway: 10,000 Amex Membership Rewards Points

January 23, 2014

It’s Thursday – and that means it’s time for another reader giveaway! I’m at almost 33,000 Twitter followers (just about 300 left to go!), so for this week’s giveaway, I wanted to take it to Twitter and get people talking. Since it’s Thursday, I thought it would be fun to do a Throwback Thursday post […]

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And the Winners of My LA Times Travel Show Giveaway Are…

January 18, 2014

As I mentioned earlier this week, I’ll be appearing at the LA Times Travel Show tomorrow on a panel at noon titled, More for Your Money: The Best Value for Your Vacation Dollars along with Johnny Jet and moderated by LA Times Web Buzz columnist Jen Leo. So for the giveaway this week, I wanted […]

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Thursday Giveaway: Tickets to the LA Times Travel Show and Lunch With The Points Guy on Sunday!

January 16, 2014

I had a great time being a panelist at the LA Times Travel Show last year, and I’m back in the City of Angels for this year’s show this weekend, January 18-19. I’ll be appearing on a panel on Sunday at noon titled, More for Your Money: The Best Value for Your Vacation Dollars along […]

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And The Winner of the Sundance Opening Day Package Is…

January 15, 2014

I’m excited to be heading to the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, this weekend, and on Monday, I announced a reader giveaway to celebrate. The prize was an Opening Day Package from Chase Ultimate Rewards Experiences that includes: Two tickets to the Day One screening with premium, reserved seating and round-trip transportation between […]

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Reader Giveaway: Sundance Film Festival Opening Day Package For Two

January 13, 2014

Back in October, Chase Ultimate Rewards was selling exclusive packages to the Sundance Film Festival,which begins this Thursday, January 16th. There were four separate packages available – Opening Weekend Celebration, Closing Weekend Celebration (both were $4,000 or 400,000 points each), Opening Day tickets or Closing Night and Ceremony tickets ($300 or 30,000 points). I ended […]

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