Hotel Review: The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort in Mexico

As part of a week-long winter vacation, TPG contributor Michael Spelfogel stayed at the St. Regis Punta Mita for five nights. Read on for his impressions. All photos are by the author. While Christmas and New Year’s are probably the busiest times to travel to the Caribbean and Latin America, my family always looks for a warm-weather locale…

Marriott’s Lesser-Known 5-Night Travel Package Option

Marriott has offered a seven-night package redemption option for some time now, letting you redeem a set number of points for a week-long hotel stay plus a certain number of airline miles. But, as TPG Contributor Richard Kerr explains, an unadvertised five-night package also exists. Read on to see why this might be an even…

Up to 42.5% Bonus & 10% Off When You Purchase AAdvantage Miles

Earning airline miles using the traditional method (actually flying) is just one way to boost your account balance. Fortunately, airlines make it relatively easy to accrue miles without flying, whether through top credit card offers or by utilizing shopping portals. You can also purchase miles directly from an airline. With its most recent mileage purchase offer…

Hotel Review: Park Hyatt Zurich

At the end of a trip to Europe during the festive Christmas market season, TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Nick Ewen enjoyed a stay at the posh Park Hyatt Zurich. Read on for his impressions. After a terrific week at an Airbnb in Colmar, France (just steps from the town’s fantastic Christmas markets), my…

What is American Airlines Elite Status Worth in 2016?

If you’re wondering whether it’s worth meeting the requirements for a specific frequent flyer status, it helps to know what sort of value you can expect as an elite member. Below, TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Nick Ewen kicks off a series on elite statuses by examining how much value you can get with…

Work Toward the Southwest Companion Pass by Transferring Hotel Points

Now that we’re well into 2016, it’s time to really start planning out your earning and redemption strategy for the year. TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Nick Ewen discusses one strategy for earning the most valuable benefit from Southwest: the Companion Pass. For many points and miles enthusiasts, the Southwest Companion Pass is the most…

Earn Bonus Points on Office Supplies with These 5 Credit Cards

Applying for the right credit cards is just one part of the points and miles equation; you have to know which ones to use when, too. Below, TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Nick Ewen takes a look at the cards that give you the best returns on office supply purchases. A new year means…

3 European Cities to Visit for Valentine’s Day

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, TPG Contributor Lori Zaino shares three European cities perfect for an affordable escape. (Room rates quoted below are priced for Valentine’s Day weekend. All photos are by the author unless specified.) Famous cities of love like Paris and Venice are obvious choices when it comes to Valentine’s Day getaways, but other European cities…

8 Credit Card Perks You Can Reuse in 2016

Not all credit card benefits reset each cardmember anniversary; several of them are tied to the calendar year. With 2016 now underway, TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Nick Ewen discusses some great perks that you can use once again — from airline fee credits to mileage rebates and category bonuses. When the calendar flips…

Transferring Ultimate Rewards Points to IHG

All award travelers should earn transferable points, as they give you great flexibility in your redemptions. They also shield you from any potential devaluations, since the ability to transfer to other programs means you’re not locked into one currency. Chase Ultimate Rewards are some of the best transferable points out there, and TPG Senior Points & Miles…