Top Sign-Up Offers for August, Big Changes To United MileagePlus, How to Avoid Bad Business Class Seats and More

Each Saturday, we round up news stories that you may have missed from the week before, including several that already appeared on The Points Guy, and some more that we haven’t covered yet. If you’re an avid TPG reader, scroll down for the new stuff. Here’s the top miles, points and travel news you may have missed this week:…

10 Cards with Sign-Up Bonuses of 50,000 Points or More

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – Citi Prestige One of the biggest misconceptions about the points and miles hobby is that it takes some serious spending (and time) to earn enough rewards for free travel. That couldn’t be further from the truth; as TPG Points & Miles…

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

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 Points & Miles Contributor Jason Steele takes a look at some cards that ought to…

The Best Credit Cards For Hilton Guests

If you frequently stay at Hilton properties or just want to rack up enough HHonors points to enjoy some free award stays, it’s important to have the right cards in your wallet. TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Jason Steele helps you decide which products are best for you below. While most airline and hotel…

Earn up to 100k HHonors Points with These Hilton Amex Cards

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – Citi Hilton HHonors Visa Signature Card, Hilton HHonors Surpass Card from American Express, Hilton HHonors Card from American Express While the 75,000-point bonus on the Citi Hilton Visa Signature Card recently ended, there are still some great opportunities to earn HHonors points through…

Shortcuts to Hotel Elite Status: Cards, Spending and More

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – 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…

What is Hilton HHonors Elite Status Worth in 2016?

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – Citi Hilton HHonors Visa Signature Card If you’re wondering whether it’s worth meeting the requirements for a specific hotel program status, it helps to know what sort of value you can expect as an elite member. Below, TPG Senior Points &…

6 Spots to Hit the Slopes with Points This Winter

A ski trip to a luxurious mountainside resort can be a spendy vacation, but TPG Contributor Lane Nieset reminds us that cashing in your hotel points can smooth out the moguls and bring six of the world’s most fabulous, redemption-friendly ski destinations within closer reach. Be sure to see the bottom of this post for suggestions of credit cards that will…

Planning Your Ski Trip with Points and Miles

It’s that time of year again — when the weather turns cold, the mountains get their first snowfall and people start planning their next ski or snowboarding trip. TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Jason Steele shares his tips for booking award travel to the slopes. For those hoping to use points and miles for a trip…

10 Destination Spas That Take You Away From It All

Never one to shy away from a good spa treatment, TPG Contributor David Hoffmann of the travel blog David’s Been Here shares some of his favorite spa experiences around the world, from beaches to cities to the heart of the Arabian desert.  Timeless Spa at Al Maha Desert Resort and Spa — Dubai, UAE Being stranded…