Marriott’s Lesser-Known 5-Night Travel Package Option

Marriott has offered a seven-night package redemption option for some time now, letting you redeem a set number of points for a week-long hotel stay plus a certain number of airline miles. But, as TPG Contributor Richard Kerr explains, an unadvertised five-night package also exists. Read on to see why this might be an even…

Marriott’s Latest Megabonus Is Now Available for Enrollment

Marriott’s Megabonus is back for travel dates between February 1 through May 15, 2016. You can sign up for the bonus here (note that you’ll need to be logged into your Marriott account before you click). This latest deal will provide Marriott Rewards members the chance to earn bonus points as well as free nights, although the…

Thursday Giveaway: $500 in Marriott and United Gift Cards

This week’s Thursday Giveaway is the chance to win a $250 United gift card and a $250 Marriott gift card. Through the end of November, Marriott and United are running a promotion to earn bonus points and miles when you use your Marriott card with United, or your United card with Marriott. The Double Stay, Double Go promotion is available…

Thursday Giveaway: $500 Marriott Gift Card

TPG readers have a chance to win a $500 Marriott gift card in this week’s Thursday Giveaway. Earlier this week, Marriott and United announced that you can earn bonus points for using the Marriott Rewards Premier Credit Card with United, or the United MileagePlus Explorer Card or United MileagePlus Club Card with Marriott during the month of November. The bonuses will…

The Award Traveler’s Guide to Marriott Rewards

Compared to other hotel loyalty programs like Starwood Preferred Guest and Hyatt Gold Passport, Marriott Rewards might not seem very valuable at first glance. And while a Marriott point isn’t worth as much as the currencies of those other programs, the Marriott Rewards program offers solid elite benefits and the potential to get a ton…

Thursday Giveaway: $500 Marriott Gift Card

For this week’s Thursday Giveaway, we are giving away a $500 Marriott gift card in honor of the increased sign-up bonus for the Marriott Rewards Premier Visa card.  You can receive 80,000 bonus Marriott points after spending $3,000 within the first 3 months, available through August 31, 2015. The previous offer for this card was at 50,000 points, so this new offer is a great…

Marriott Rewards Premier Visa 80,000-Point Sign-Up Bonus

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – Marriott Rewards Premier Credit Card Chase just announced an increased sign-up bonus for the Marriott Rewards Premier Visa of 80,000 bonus Marriott points after spending $3,000 within the first 3 months, available through August 31, 2015. The previous offer for this card was…

Making Family Vacations Affordable: TPG Reader Success Story

One of the things I love most about being The Points Guy is getting to hear stories from readers about how award travel has affected their lives — the exotic vacations they’ve planned, the trips they’ve made to be with family and friends, the premium seats and suites they’ve experienced and so much more, all made possible by points…

How the HotelUpgrade App Can Earn You Bonus Points and Perks

Today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Nick Ewen looks at a new app designed to boost your rewards and improve your experience during hotel stays. I’m a big fan of technology and the various apps that make my travels easier. It seems like new releases are always popping up, from hotel apps to airline…

Your Layover Guide to Seoul (ICN)

The “Your Layover Guide” series features airports and destinations around the world where you’re likely to be stuck between flights, offering tips on navigating and spending time in the airport, as well as suggesting things to do if you have time to explore the nearby city. TPG International Contributor Lori Zaino guides us through Korea’s biggest airport, Seoul Incheon (ICN). …