Up to 60% Bonus for Buying IHG Rewards Club Points

IHG Rewards is offering a bonus of up to 60% for purchasing up to 60,000 points through May 8, 2015. The promotion is partially targeted, as the maximum bonus is only 50% for some members. Log in to your IHG account to see what bonus you’ve been offered. Like past buy points promos from IHG, this is a tiered bonus that…

Under-The-Radar African Safari: Namibia

First-time visitors to Africa tend to gravitate toward well-known destinations like South Africa, Kenya and Tanzania, but in this new travel series, TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen sheds light on five of southern Africa’s other great safari destinations. The first two posts covered Zambia and Rwanda. Now we turn our attention west to Namibia. As…

No Need to Wait for Tips on Flying Standby—They’re Here

Both an art form and a gamble, flying standby requires patience, flexibility and the willingness to smile in the face of adversity. Like any gamble, volunteering to travel standby —essentially serving as seat-filler for unsold or unclaimed airline seats—could yield rewards like complimentary upgrades to first class or the crushing disappointment of being stuck at an airport for hours on end. Still,…

How the TPG Maximizer Can Make You a Travel Rewards Pro

I started TPG to help people make their travel dreams a reality. Today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Nick Ewen looks at a tool designed to make my help more readily available. I used to think that fixed value or cash back credit cards were the only ones worth having (and if you’ve seen Jennifer Garner’s incredibly misleading Capital…

Follow My Whirlwind Trip to Seoul and China

Well, it looks like I’m on the road again—and I want to invite my awesome TPG readers to follow along on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook! The first stop of my trip was São Paulo, Brazil for Amfar’s Inspiration Gala São Paulo. I’ve been before, and it’s an incredible party for an amazing cause. My flight there was…

IHG Rewards Club Changes: New Elite Level, Points Expiration

IHG Rewards Club has announced a slew of changes that will go into effect starting in July (for elite status) and through May 2016 (points expiration) that are more in line with what the program says its members are looking for. As a reminder, IHG Rewards Club was formerly known as Priority Club, and is…

Chase Improves Rental Car Insurance with Fewer Exclusions

Many travel rewards credit cards offer insurance for rental cars and more, but the policies are full of exclusions and exceptions that can leave you unsure about what’s covered. Today, TPG Contributor Richard Kerr examines one such exclusion that appears to be changing for the better. Reader Cheryl wrote in to the TPG team with a bit…

How to Save 25% on Hotels with the Citi Prestige Card

Today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Jason Steele explores one of the most intriguing benefits on the new and improved Citi Prestige to see how much value it offers cardholders. Citi is attempting to capture the market for premium credit cards with its recently upgraded Citi Prestige Card, and to get the attention of new applicants, it’s currently…