Top 10 Travel Rewards Credit Card Offers for July 2015

Loyalty programs are constantly changing, and so are the credit cards associated with them. In the world of frequent flyer miles and hotel points, sign-up bonuses rise and fall and benefits are added and subtracted, often with little or no notice. Offers that are available today could be gone tomorrow (or even later today!). Because the cards you…

Maximizing Uber for Both Occasional and Frequent Riders

Today, TPG Contributor Richard Kerr looks at different opportunities for earning points, miles and cash back on Uber rides, and demonstrates one particularly potent strategy for maximizing your return. I’ll be honest, I love Uber. While many cities and countries may not agree with me, the explosion in the popularity of ride-sharing means there is…

Hotel Review: Le Meridien Etoile, Paris

On a trip that paired a visit to the Paris Air Show with a leisurely weekend in the capital of fashion, TPG Contributor Sarah Silbert stayed at the Le Méridien Etoile in the 17th arrondissement. Read on to see if this conveniently located Starwood property is right for your next trip to the City of…

The Complicated Way Amex Awards Membership Rewards Points

In order to maximize your points and miles, you have to be able to use them. TPG Senior Points and Miles Correspondent Jason Steele recently learned the hard way that American Express sometimes makes it more difficult than it should be to access the points you’ve earned. Here’s his take. Early this spring, I signed up…

Top 6 Ways to Fly to Europe in Business Class

While summer award availability to Europe tends to be tight, you can still find some great seats with a little flexibility and creativity. As a follow-up to his post on the Top 5 Ways to Fly to Europe in First Class, TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen covers six great options for flying in business class across…

6 Tips for Using Points and Miles to Visit London and Paris

New TPG Contributor Amanda Pressner Kreuser of The Lost Girls and her husband, Jason, delayed their dream trip to London and Paris for years, at first due to the high currency exchange rates of the British pound and the euro, then upon the arrival of their first child. However, when the dollar started gaining strength and Kreuser’s mother agreed to babysit, the…

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…

Guide to Maximizing Bonus Categories — Gas Stations

Every purchase is an opportunity to earn travel rewards, and to boost your loyalty account balances, it’s important to maximize your return on each dollar. Today, TPG Contributor Richard Kerr explains how you can rack up points and miles at gas stations with credit card bonuses and more. While gas prices have gone down in the last year,…

Travel to Machu Picchu on Points and Miles

Machu Picchu has become one of the most popular travel destinations in South America — and it’s easy to see why. The centuries-old ruins of a lavish estate seem to float above the rest of the world, offering incredible views of jagged peaks jutting through the clouds and condors soaring over lush river valleys. It can be…

Choosing the Best Method for Airport and Hotel Transfers

An important part of maximizing your travel is making sure your vacation time doesn’t get used up in transit. In this post, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Nick Ewen offers his tips for how to get around once you’ve reached your destination. There are a lot of considerations that go into trip planning. Points and miles enthusiasts naturally focus…