Uber / Capital One Partnership Offers Savings and Free Rides

Today Capital One announced a new strategic partnership with Uber that will offer cardholders an easy way to save on transportation costs. Effective immediately, the Capital One Quicksilver and Capital One QuicksilverOne cash rewards credit cards will offer cardholders 20% off Uber rides from now until April 30, 2016. If you haven’t already tried Uber, you’re in luck. For…

Thursday Giveaway: $500 in Uber Credits

For this week’s Thursday Giveaway, we are giving one lucky TPG reader $500 in Uber Credits, which can redeemed directly into your account, in honor the recent Uber and SPG partnership. I’m a huge Uber fan, if you haven’t already signed-up, you can join here and you’ll get your first ride free (up to $20). To enter to…

Uber and Starwood Preferred Guest Launch New Partnership

In what appears to be a match made in heaven to me, Uber and Starwood today announced details of a new partnership. This comes on the heels of Starwood’s Crossover Rewards partnership with Delta Air Lines, and its more recent teaming up with Emirates on a program called Your World Rewards that offers reciprocal benefits…

Should I take Uber or a Taxi from MIA to South Beach?

TPG reader David tweeted me to ask: @thepointsguy– “Miami Airport (MIA) to South Beach and vice versa. Which should I take: Uber or airport taxi?”  Today I’m answering questions from the gorgeous Andaz Maui in Hawaii. Here’s the deal: I love Uber. I’ve used it all around the world, from Paris to to Los Angeles,…

Award Travel Tips for Weekend Getaways & Overnight Vacations

I’m all about maximizing, and planning my award travel is a tradeoff between using my points or miles efficiently and getting where I want to go. Today, however, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Jason Steele presents scenarios where you should be willing to spend more in order to do more, as he looks at ways…

American Express San Francisco Centurion Lounge Preview

Last night, I had the opportunity to attend a preview of the Amex Centurion Lounge at San Francisco International Airport (SFO), which officially opens tomorrow morning and will be the fourth Centurion lounge in the U.S. and the first location on the West Coast, which is located in Terminal 3 past security, and open daily from 5am to 11 pm. The other three Centurion…