HotelTonight Just Launched Its New Loyalty Program, HT Perks

Using HotelTonight is one of the easiest ways to book a last-minute hotel stay for less. The one thing the app always had going against it though, was the lack of a loyalty program — and oftentimes, hotels won’t allow travelers to earn credit on stays booked through HotelTonight. That’s all about to change, however, as the company just announced…

Airlines Collected More Than $1 Billion in Baggage Fees in Q2

We love to help our readers avoid as many fees as possible. Using credit card benefits, checked baggage fees are some of the easiest charges to avoid. However, that hasn’t stopped airlines from hitting another new baggage fee record. From April to June 2016, US-based airlines collected over $1 billion — $1,072,856,000 to be exact — in…

Get $525 in Travel With the Barclaycard Arrival Plus Card

Up until last year, the Barclaycard Arrival Plus World Elite MasterCard was one of the most appealing travel rewards credit cards on the market, thanks to the flexibility it offered — you could redeem points to offset the cost of any travel-related charge of $50 or more while receiving a 10% rebate on redeemed points in the…

Buy Two Nights, Get One Free With Hilton and Visa Signature

Update: Although this promotion wasn’t scheduled to end until December 31, Visa has already pulled it, citing “unexpected popularity.” The Visa Signature Luxury Hotel Collection can offer great value for cardholders. And with the program’s current promotion, Visa’s offering a pretty irresistible deal: Get one night for free when you book two nights or more at participating properties….

Review: Allegiant World MasterCard from Bank of America

Until recently, Allegiant was the largest airline in the US that didn’t have a loyalty program. This changed when it introduced the Allegiant World MasterCard from Bank of America, which offers points toward airfare purchases. In today’s post, I want to take closer look at this card and its program, and compare it to the value offered…

Get 10% Off HotelTonight Stays With Capital One’s Latest Promotion

Now though January 31, 2017, Capital One Venture Rewards Credit Card and Capital One VentureOne Rewards Credit Card cardholders can score 10% off all hotel bookings through last-minute booking app HotelTonight. There’s no registration required to take advantage of the discount. Instead, cardholders will need to enter promo code VENTURE on the payment screen to automatically see the…

Which Credit Card Payment Network Offers the Best Foreign Exchange Rates?

You may know to avoid cards with foreign transaction fees when you’re making purchases abroad, but many travelers overlook the fact that payment networks offer different foreign exchange rates. TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Jason Steele investigates which network gets you the best deal, and provides some top picks for cards to use overseas. …

Should I Earn Cash Back Rewards or Transferable Points?

TPG reader Janelle emailed me to ask about choosing between different travel rewards: “I just got a Capital One Venture card and earned a sign-up bonus, but now I’m wondering if the Sapphire Preferred or another card is better. My husband and I mainly travel to Las Vegas (on Hawaiian Airlines) with the occasional staycation at a hotel near…

10 of the Most Remote Destinations You Can Fly to Using Points And Miles

TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Jason Steele shares 10 far-flung destinations worth visiting, all of which can be reached using travel rewards. Like many award travel enthusiasts, I’m often guilty of sticking to the beaten path, redeeming my points and miles for flights to major cities like Tokyo, Milan and Buenos Aires. But for today’s post,…

My Credit Card Inventory: Summer 2016

At the beginning of the year, I took stock of my current credit cards and decided to add a few while axing some others. Now that we’re halfway through 2016, I thought it would be a good time to revisit this subject with an updated look at the pieces of plastic (and metal!) in my…