Your Points, Miles & Loyalty Guide To Hertz Gold Plus Rewards

Many rental car companies offer loyalty programs and the ability to earn points, but they’re often not as straightforward as hotel and airline programs. To help you get the most out of your spending, TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Jason Steele is here with a guide to Hertz’s Gold Plus Rewards program. The origin…

Booking Hotels vs. Rental Homes In Southeast Asia

When traveling to Southeast Asia, you can find some great bargains on home rentals — but in third-world countries, are rental lodgings a better idea than a traditional hotel stay? TPG International Contributor Lori Zaino guides us through the pros and cons of staying in apartments and homes versus hotels in Southeast Asian countries like Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar. (Photos…

9 Benefits Every Hotel Credit Card Should Have

I asked TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen to discuss hotel credit card benefits and explain which ones you should look for when applying. There are some standard benefits that every hotel credit card should have, such as earning multiple points per dollar on purchases within the hotel chain, and other bonus categories. There are also benefits that some hotel cards have…

One-Day Flash Sale on Hotels and Resorts TOMORROW

Like CyberMonday sales post-Thanksgiving Day, CyberSummer is a one-day flash sale on rooms at 21 different hotels and resorts in Florida, the Caribbean and Latin America. On Saturday, June 21 – the official first day of summer – CyberSummer offers will include up to 50% discounts at four-diamond resorts, five-star hotels, and independent boutique properties. Note that CyberSummer deals will only be available…

10 Hip Hotels That Allow You to Earn and Use Points

Update: The offers mentioned below for the Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Cards from American Express has expired. View the current offers here – personal, business. To help you maximize your hotel points – and your impeccable taste in lodgings – TPG Assistant Editor Melanie Wynne explores 10 ways to be rewarded for your brand loyalty to cool, hip hotels around the world. …

Using Marriott Flight + Hotel Awards for the Southwest Companion Pass

Later this month I’ll be heading to Cannes to attend some film festival screenings, but mostly to relax with friends over the Memorial Day weekend eating our way through the south of France. When considering my options for accommodations I looked into local hotels in Point Croisette, Antibes and Juan-Les-Pins, but even the cheapest options…

The Top Credit Card Bonuses With Low Minimum Spending Requirements ($1,000 or Under)

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here:  American Express EveryDay Credit Card, American Express EveryDay Preferred Credit Card, Blue Cash Preferred from American Express, Blue Cash Everyday from American Express During my last round of credit card applications, I netted 230,000 bonus points and miles with four new credit cards, but I had to spend…

The Best Hotel Credit Cards For Earning Elite Status

Update: The offers mentioned below for the Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Cards from American Express has expired. View the current offers here – personal, business. Yesterday I posted about the best credit cards that help you earn miles toward airline elite status, and I thought it would be helpful write up a companion piece exploring hotel credit cards that…