Is it Worth Mattress-Running to Earn Hyatt Globalist Status?

Last week, Hyatt made waves in the points and miles world by announcing radical changes to its loyalty program beginning on March 1, 2017. In a nutshell, Hyatt Gold Passport is being replaced by a program called World of Hyatt, and the new top-tier status level will be known as Globalist. We did a detailed…

One Week Only: Buy Club Carlson Points With a 75% Bonus

Earning points via the traditional method (actually staying in hotels) is just one way to work toward your next free night. Fortunately, hotels make it relatively easy to accrue rewards without traveling, whether through top credit card offers or by utilizing shopping portals and dining reward programs. You can also purchase points directly from the hotel. This…

Debunking Credit Card Myths: Should You Accept a Credit Line Increase?

We frequently discuss travel rewards credit cards here at TPG. These cards allow you to earn top sign-up bonuses and provide numerous bonus categories for everyday spending, unlocking terrific redemptions like premium-class flights and luxurious hotel rooms. However, there are a number of misconceptions out there when it comes to credit cards, so today I’ll continue our…

10 of the Most Remote Destinations You Can Fly to Using Points And Miles

TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Jason Steele shares 10 far-flung destinations worth visiting, all of which can be reached using travel rewards. Like many award travel enthusiasts, I’m often guilty of sticking to the beaten path, redeeming my points and miles for flights to major cities like Tokyo, Milan and Buenos Aires. But for today’s post,…

My Credit Card Inventory: Summer 2016

At the beginning of the year, I took stock of my current credit cards and decided to add a few while axing some others. Now that we’re halfway through 2016, I thought it would be a good time to revisit this subject with an updated look at the pieces of plastic (and metal!) in my…

6 Reasons Why Hotel Elite Status Isn’t Always Worth It

Holding mid- or top-tier status with a hotel loyalty program can lead to perks such as bonus points and free upgrades, but as TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Nick Ewen explains, it’s not always necessary. The points and miles hobby can be both a blessing and a curse. Sure, it’s wonderful to experience top-notch…

Hotel Elite Status Match and Challenge Plans for 2016

Status matches and challenges are great opportunities to fast-track your way to elite perks within various hotel programs, and luckily most of the major brands offer such programs. Below, TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Nick Ewen takes a look at the currently available options. We are well into 2016, which means the clock is ticking…

5 of the Best-Value Points Hotels in Paris

In the latest installment of our “Points and Miles Destination Guide” series, TPG Contributor Whitney Magnuson explores the many different ways to maximize hotel redemptions in Paris using points and miles.  The City of Light is a destination near and dear to the hearts of travelers all over the world. But it’s no secret that a visit to the…

How to Pick a Credit Card for Everyday Non-Bonus Purchases

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – Starwood Preferred Guest Business Credit Card from American Express With so many solid credit card options out there, it can often be difficult to decide which is the best choice for a given purchase. TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor…

Shortcuts to Hotel Elite Status: Cards, Spending and More

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 and more. If you’re reading this post, chances are you enjoy traveling and would like…