How To Save on Hotel Rooms Using Tingo and DreamCheaper

Today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Nick Ewen looks at two new websites that can help you save on paid hotel stays. Technology has been a wonderful friend to the travel industry. Companies like Uber and Hotel Tonight enable travelers to connect with travel providers directly to utilize their services, a classic example of linking supply and demand….

Hotel Review: Hilton Whistler Resort & Spa

TPG’s COO Leigh Rowan recently attended the TEDActive conference in Whistler, British Columbia. While at the conference, he stayed at the Hilton Whistler Resort & Spa; and here’s his experience. The Hilton Whistler Resort & Spa is located in Whistler Village among the town’s other resort properties. It’s close to the convention center, which was…

Travel Rewards March Madness Elite Eight: Cast Your Votes

Today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Nick Ewen indulges our love for crowning a champion, as he continues with the second round of the TPG Travel Rewards 2015 Tournament. Last week, we announced the TPG Travel Rewards 2015 tournament, which pits some of the most popular redemptions and benefits in the travel industry against one another. Thousands…

6 Rewards Programs That Make Award Travel Easy

I’ve realized over the years that many people ignore travel rewards simply out of confusion about how they work. Many programs have convoluted rules that can be overwhelming to beginners, so today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Jason Steele offers his picks for loyalty programs that make earning and redeeming points and miles easy. Were you…

American Express Launches Multi-Brand Loyalty Program Plenti

This spring will see the launch of a new loyalty program managed by American Express that may change the way some brands seek to reward faithful customers. Named Plenti, it will be the first so-called coalition loyalty program in the United States. Launching initially with 8 different brands, Plenti will offer shoppers the ability to earn and redeem Plenti Points across all…

Which Credit Cards Do You Use? Team TPG Compares Wallets

I often get asked which credit cards I use most, and the answer isn’t always the same. I have some stalwart favorites that I use frequently, but with 24 accounts currently open, it’s a rotating cast. Sometimes I favor a card so I can meet a spending threshold and unlock a lucrative benefit. Other times I stick to whichever card can help me…

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…

Keep Your Points Active by Knowing Expiration Policies

Allowing points and miles to expire is one of the cardinal sins of award travel. Today, TPG Contributor Richard Kerr discusses strategies for keeping your travel rewards active. Here’s a scenario you don’t want to find yourself in: after checking your calendar, confirming award flight availability, and clearing your vacation time with work, you hop online to book…

Using Venmo Payments to Meet Minimum Spending Requirements

Today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Jason Steele looks at several mobile and online payments options, and explains why you should be careful when using them to meet credit card spending thresholds. We recently received this question from TPG reader Trevor regarding the payment service Venmo: “I was wondering could write about how to maximize payment…