Amex Cardholders Can Earn 2x Rewards at Small Businesses Through the End of the Year

American Express is known for its post-Thanksgiving Small Business Saturday event. In past years the issuer’s offered customers statement credits for eligible purchases, although last year it dialed things back and instead focused on providing support to business owners rather than rewarding cardholders with money back. This year, however, Amex is adding some extra incentive…

How an Expat Went From 0 Credit to 7 Cards and 1 Million Miles

If you’re a newcomer to the US or are just starting to build credit with the goal of opening travel rewards cards, the road ahead of you can deem daunting. But, as TPG Contributor Mike Toledo explains, it’s entirely possible to grow your credit score from scratch and eventually get incredible value out of the most lucrative credit cards…

Amazing Deal Alert: New York and Boston to Europe from $239 Round-Trip

Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We recommend that you use Google Flights to find dates to fly, then book through an online travel agency, such as Orbitz, which allows you to cancel flights without penalty by 11pm Eastern Time within one day of booking. Remember: Fares may disappear quickly, so book right away and take advantage…

Redeeming American Express Membership Rewards for Maximum Value

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – The Enhanced Business Platinum Card from American Express OPEN There are plenty of ways to use your Amex Membership Rewards points, but some options are much better than others. TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Richard Kerr walks you through…

Deal Alert: US to Tokyo from $587 Round-Trip

Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We recommend that you use Google Flights to find dates to fly, then book through an online travel agency, such as Orbitz and Priceline, which allows you to cancel flights without penalty by 11pm Eastern Time within one day of booking. Remember: Fares may disappear quickly, so book right away and take…

7 Cards That Have Foreign Transaction Fees But Probably Shouldn’t

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available – Citi Hilton HHonors Visa Signature Card There are plenty of great travel rewards credit cards that waive foreign transaction fees, making them ideal options for your travels abroad, but there are still quite a few otherwise great options that tack on these charges. Below, TPG Senior…

The Award Traveler’s Guide to Starwood Preferred Guest

To get the most out of your hotel points, it helps to know the ins and outs for earning and redeeming award stays. TPG Contributor Richard Kerr shows you how to get the most of out the popular Starwood Preferred Guest program. It’s interesting to me how often I’m met with a blank stare when…

5 of the Quirkiest Hotel Bars in America

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available – Citi Hilton HHonors Visa Signature Card Hotel bars have reputations for being pretty predictable, but if you’re forever seeking an unusual place where you can throw back anything from a top-shelf martini to a kitschy umbrella drink, there’s libation salvation, after all. In her third installment on hotel bars (from…

Get High on 5 of the Best Hotel Rooftop Bars in America

Staying at a hotel sometimes affords us the opportunity to pretend we have a posh cocktail bar in our own resident building — and if we’re lucky, that dream bar comes with a heck of a view. To help you indulge this fantasy, TPG Contributor Kelsy Chauvin highlights some of the best rooftop hotel bars in America that will, um… elevate…