Shortcuts to Hotel Elite Status: Cards, Spending and More

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available – Citi Hilton HHonors Visa Signature Card Not everyone travels frequently enough to earn elite status with a hotel loyalty program the normal way, but as TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Nick Ewen explains, you can still reach elite tiers through credit card perks, status matches…

6 Hotel Programs Where Credit Cards Get You Elite Status

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – Marriott Rewards Premier Credit Card, Citi Hilton HHonors Visa Signature Card Just as with airlines, having elite status with a hotel chain can significantly enhance your travel experience. Today. TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen fills us in on hotel elite…

Does It Make Sense to Buy Club Carlson Points with a 30% Bonus?

Now through October 15, 2015, Club Carlson is offering 30% more points when you purchase between 10,000 and 40,000 Gold points. Carlson is the loyalty program of brands including Radisson, Radisson Blu, Park Inn and Park Plaza, among others. In the past, Club Carlson has outdone some of the bigger players by offering aggressive points…

Top 10 Credit Card Sign-Up Offers for Small Business Owners

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – The Business Gold Rewards Card from American Express OPEN, The Enhanced Business Platinum Card from American Express OPEN, Starwood Preferred Guest Business Credit Card from American Express, CitiBusiness AAdvantage Platinum Select World MasterCard Every month, I post a list of…

Mattress Running with Club Carlson: Worth It?

Occasionally hotel programs will offer exceptional incentives to book, with the value of award points sometimes exceeding the cost of a stay. Today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Nick Ewen shares his experience participating in one such opportunity with Club Carlson. For a while, it seemed like Club Carlson wanted to play with the “big…

7 Club Carlson Hotels that Make for Awesome Award Redemptions

One complaint you won’t hear from award travel enthusiasts is that there aren’t enough places we want to go. Today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Nick Ewen stretches that list even further as he shares his favorite Club Carlson properties for award redemptions. To borrow from a well-known phrase, value is in the eye of the beholder. This is…

Travel Rewards March Madness Is Here: Cast Your Votes

Today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Nick Ewen indulges our love for crowning a champion, as he kicks off the first round of the TPG Travel Rewards 2015 Tournament. This week marks the official start of March Madness, one of the most exciting competitions in all of sports. To mark the occasion, the team here at…

Shortcuts to Hotel Elite Status: Cards, Spending, and More

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available – Citi Hilton HHonors Visa Signature Card I’ve gotten a lot of great value out of hotel status (like Hyatt Diamond) over the years, but meeting the night and stay requirements can be a challenge. Today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Nick Ewen describes some alternative ways to earn…

How Much Is Club Carlson Elite Status Worth?

Whether you qualified for elite status in 2014 or fell short, the new year presents an opportunity to assess just how much that status means to you, and whether to pursue it again this year. Today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Nick Ewen evaluates each level of Club Carlson elite status to help you decide. Hotel status can be quite valuable,…