Maximizing Hyatt’s 20% Points Discount on Award Redemptions

Hyatt recently announced an offer promoting 20% points refunds on award stays through July 31, 2015. Current Hyatt credit cardholders have from now until March 31, 2015 to register for the promotion. This promo is targeted to those who have the Hyatt Credit Card and received the offer directly from Hyatt. However, the good news for them…

8 Travel Rewards Credit Cards Questions (and Answers)

Today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Jason Steele answers 8 questions about travel rewards credit cards that seem to always be on the minds of TPG readers (and in the TPG email inbox). Those of us who have been playing the points and miles game for a while tend to take travel rewards cards for…

Pool, Share, and Transfer Hotel Points to Maximize Rewards

Points and miles enthusiasts can usually tell you their loyalty account balances pretty accurately, but if you’re traveling with others, it’s good to have a handle on their balances as well. Today, TPG Contributor Richard Kerr explains how you can use your rewards in tandem to get the hotel awards you want. A common dilemma for award travelers…

Why 2015 Is the Year to Plan a Europe Trip

To help you prepare for the upcoming summer travel season, I’ve assembled links to some previous posts that highlight tips for saving money and maximizing rewards for your vacation plans this summer. Airfare Iceland for $99 each-way, London for $205 each-way La Compagnie Business Class NYC – London $1,007 Roundtrip Norwegian Air to Start Offering Low Fares to US Overall,…

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

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 those benefits. Hotel elite status can make or break a trip. Sometimes the on-property benefits…

7 Sunny Spring Break Destinations for Families

The best award travel deals for Spring Break are usually booked far in advance, but many families simply aren’t able to be that organized. Fortunately, TPG Senior Contributor Jason Steele can suggest some great Spring Break destinations for families that can still be booked with points and miles—even now. Finding Spring Break (late March through early April) award availability for an entire family…

5 Travel Rewards Credit Cards that Pay for Themselves

Travel Rewards credit cards come in all shapes and sizes. Some of them you might get to earn a large sign-up bonus; others you might get for the benefits they offer with your airline or hotel of choice; and still others you might pick up for their lucrative bonus categories. When you’re evaluating whether to keep a rewards…

70,000 Points Sign-up Bonus for IHG Rewards Club Select Card

Despite being one of the largest hotel chains in the world, the IHG Rewards program is often overlooked. However, with premium Intercontinental and Crowne Plaza properties worldwide, there’s plenty of value to be found there. Today, TPG Senior Point & Miles Correspondent Jason Steele looks at a new offer for the co-branded IHG credit card, and explains…

Is Club Carlson Visa the Best Card for Everyday Spending?

There’s a lively debate about which is the “best” travel rewards credit card. It all depends on the cardholder, but today TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Nick Ewen makes a compelling case for why one of my favorite cards should be your top choice for everyday purchases. In my most recent round of credit card…

What to Do When Your Hotel Doesn’t Follow Its Own Rules

Award travelers often refer to the hobby as a “game,” but truth be told, sometimes you have to hustle. Today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Nick Ewen explains how a little effort to familiarize yourself with a loyalty program can go a long way toward getting you the vacation you want. Points and miles enthusiasts…