Online Travel Agency Loyalty Programs – the Basics

Lately, there have been quite a few changes in the world of online travel agencies (OTAs), including the launch of Expedia + Rewards, a new credit card from Orbitz, and the end of Chase Ultimate Rewards’ online shopping portal bonuses at a number of sites like Travelocity and Priceline. With all that in mind, I thought…

Maximizing Points and Miles on Summer Road Trips

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…

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

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…

Can I Earn Points For Booking Travel On Sites Like Orbitz While Also Earning Airline Miles?

Update:  As of July 20, 2014, the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card no longer offers the 7% annual points dividend. View the current sign up offer here. TPG follower Asia Boca Raton asks: “@thepointsguy can I earn points for booking on Orbitz, Travelocity, etc through their programs while also earning airline mileage?” The quick answer is…