Citi Has A New Way to Redeem ThankYou Points

Citi recently added another method for redeeming ThankYou points earned with cards like the Citi Prestige — but you might want to think twice before using it. Members will now be able to shop with an app called “Wonder,” which allows you to purchase digital gift cards with ThankYou points. As usual with gift card redemptions, the value…

Take Advantage of These Super Bowl Credit Card Perks

For football fans — especially those of the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers this time around — the Super Bowl is one of the highlights of the year. If you’re planning on going to the Big Game this weekend, you probably know who you’re rooting for. What you may not know is that before the game…

Hotel Review: The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort in Mexico

As part of a week-long winter vacation, TPG contributor Michael Spelfogel stayed at the St. Regis Punta Mita for five nights. Read on for his impressions. All photos are by the author. While Christmas and New Year’s are probably the busiest times to travel to the Caribbean and Latin America, my family always looks for a warm-weather locale…

Deal Alert: NYC and Boston to Hawaii from $489 RT on United

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…

How to Take Full Advantage of Credit Card Benefits in 2016

With 2016 now well underway, award-travel enthusiasts are looking forward to a new year of travel — and, as TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Jason Steele explains, the right credit card will be crucial to earning rewards, benefits and even elite status. In today’s post, I’ll take a look at the wide array of…

Up to 42.5% Bonus & 10% Off When You Purchase AAdvantage Miles

Earning airline miles using the traditional method (actually flying) is just one way to boost your account balance. Fortunately, airlines make it relatively easy to accrue miles without flying, whether through top credit card offers or by utilizing shopping portals. You can also purchase miles directly from an airline. With its most recent mileage purchase offer…

What Are Points & Miles Worth? February 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…

Virgin America Announces Daily Flight from LAX to Hawaii

Last year, there was some speculation that Virgin America was considering flying to Hawaii — just a few months later it was formally announced and the carrier launched nonstop service from San Francisco (SFO) to Honolulu (HNL). In December, Virgin America also launched a route from San Francisco (SFO) to Maui (OGG), and kicked off the service by offering discounted fares on flights…

Deal Alert: $28 One-Way JetBlue Flights on February 29

JetBlue’s latest deal is tough to beat if you’re planning to travel in late February. The airline is running a sale today for $28 one-way flights for travel on February 29. The deal includes a ton of great options, including flights from New York (JFK) and Los Angeles (LAX), as well as flights to warmer-weather vacation destinations like…