Amex’s $2,500-Per-Year “Black” Card, Best Award Destinations for Fall & More

Each Saturday, we round up news stories that you may have missed from the week before, including several that already appeared on The Points Guy, and some more that we haven’t covered yet. If you’re an avid TPG reader, scroll down for the new stuff. Here’s the top miles, points and travel news you may have missed this week:…

Getting The Most For Your Family From Wyndham Rewards

Today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Jason Steele continues his series on family travel options in the most prevalent hotel brands with a look at Wyndham Rewards. After the recent devaluations of so many airline and hotel programs, it was refreshing news when Wyndham hotels breathed new life into its struggling rewards program earlier this year. Previously,…

Discount and Bonus Points for Advance Wyndham Bookings

Wyndham Rewards has just announced a 15% discount off the Best Available Rate, plus 200 Wyndham Rewards bonus points, at participating hotels when you book online at least seven days in advance. Depending on the brand, you need to book either seven or 21 days in advance. The reservation must be pre-paid with a valid…

6 Credit Card Strategies for Meeting Your Award Travel Goals

With so many great points and miles credit cards available, it can be hard to know where to start. With newer award travelers in mind, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Jason Steele walks through several popular redemption goals and outlines the best credit cards for each of them. Are you new to the award…

Getting to the Bottom of Wyndham Award Availability

Today, TPG Contributor Mitch Berman examines the lack of award availability in the new Wyndham Rewards program, and offers a new avenue of redress for TPG readers. When Wyndham revamped its loyalty program this spring, we were excited. The massive chain opened the doors to flat-rate award nights at more than 7,500 properties in over 70 countries, along with a…

Your Points and Miles Guide to New York City

In the first installment of our new “Points and Miles Destination Guide” series, TPG Contributor Whitney Magnuson explores the many different ways to maximize a trip to New York City using points and miles.  Gotham. The Big Apple. The City That Never Sleeps. Yet an even better nickname for New York City might be the “Points and Miles Capital of…

U.S. News and World Report Releases Rewards Program Rankings

U.S. News and World Report just released its annual award program rankings. Today, TPG intern Kevin Song digs into the results. U.S. News and World Report released its annual ranking of travel rewards programs today. Each year, USNWR ranks both airline and hotel rewards programs — and while you might not want to give these ratings too…

What Are the Best Rewards Hotel Options in Jerusalem?

TPG reader Daniel tweeted me to ask about finding a hotel in Jerusalem: @thepointsguy – “Do you have any rewards hotel recommendations in Jerusalem? I can only see Waldorf/Hilton and Crowne/IHG.” I’ve never been to Israel, but I really would like to visit in the future. There are plenty of options in Tel Aviv, but your…

What Are Points & Miles Worth? July Monthly Valuations

You can view all posts in the Monthly Valuation Series here. One of the questions I’m asked most often is “how much is a point or mile worth?” The answer varies from person to person and depends on how well you can maximize a particular currency for your needs. Still, some points are worth more than others. To give readers…

Top 10 Travel Rewards Credit Card Offers for July 2015

The sign-up offer for the Chase Sapphire Preferred card has been increased to 50,000 points after $4,000 spent within the first three months. You can earn an additional 5,000 points when you add an authorized user and make a purchase within the first 3 months as well. Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer…