What’s the Best Way to Earn British Airways Avios?

TPG reader Vincent sent me a message on Facebook to ask about earning rewards to redeem on Aer Lingus: “Now that the new AerClub has been folded into the Avios program, what’s the best way to collect Avios for use on Aer Lingus?” I never saw much value in the Aer Lingus Gold Circle program, but the…

Pay Taxes With the Amex Business Platinum to ‘Buy’ MR Points for 1.25 Cents Each

TPG did a full guide to paying your taxes with credit cards back in April. Since then, there have been a few changes to credit cards and some new promotions that make the topic worth another look. Particularly, the recent enhancements to The Enhanced Business Platinum Card from American Express OPEN make paying your taxes with a credit card…

British Airways 10% Visa Discount Extended Through 2017

Great news for transatlantic fliers: British Airways just extended the 10% discount for buying British Airways flights with a Visa card. While this promotion is targeted at British Airways Visa Signature Card holders, there have been plenty of reports from readers that they’ve successfully applied this promo code to British Airways flight purchases made using other Visa credit cards….

5 Things to Look for in a Credit Card for Holiday Purchases

It seems hard to believe, but the holiday season is nearly upon us (though if you’ve visited a retailer like Target or Home Depot recently, you could be fooled into thinking it started in October). This typically means increased spending on gifts for family members and loved ones, and for many readers, that includes swiping…

9 Ways to Stretch Your Travel Rewards

Finding new ways to earn points and miles is an important part of being an award travel enthusiast, but there’s more to it than that. How strategically you spend your travel rewards is at least as important as how well you earn them. In today’s post, I want to discuss nine creative ways to stretch…

The Best Credit Cards From Foreign Carriers

The United States is home to four of the world’s five largest airlines, and most domestic carriers offer credit cards. So why would you want to consider a card from a foreign airline? In today’s post, I’ll explain the advantages of using a credit card to earn frequent flyer miles with a foreign carrier, and show…

6 Incredible Days in Kauai on Points & Miles

Kauai, the Garden Isle, home to hiking, surfing, general chillaxing and the famously dramatic Na Pali Coast, is a gem of the Hawaiian Islands. It offers travelers all the opportunities of a major destination in a mix of tours and tiny towns, yet all the seclusion and nature one could want with luxe hotels and world-class…

7 Points & Miles Tasks to Complete By The End of 2016

Before you get too busy with holiday commitments, family obligations and other end-of-year business, you should ensure you’ve crossed your proverbial “t”s and dotted your “i”s when it comes to your points and miles. Today, I’ll give a rundown of the top award travel tasks you need to complete by the end of 2016 to…

Save $65-$400 Off British Airways Transatlantic Flights

Update 10/26/16: Good news! British Airways and AARP have extended the deadline for booking until January 31, 2017. At this time, the deadline for travel is still March 31, 2017. We will update you as soon as this is extended. One of the best discounts around was just extended for bookings through the end of…

Taking a Family Vacation to Ireland — Reader Success Story

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – Citi Hilton HHonors Visa Signature Card One of the things I love most about being The Points Guy is getting to hear stories from readers about how award travel has affected their lives — the exotic vacations they’ve planned, the…