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My top two resolutions this year have been to release an app with useful new functionality and to host more reader meetings. So far this year we’ve had reader events in NYC and Chicago I’m excited to announce that in two weeks we are headed west to cross off yet another one of my resolutions- releasing my first ever app. TPG To Go is going to be packed with features that will allow you to maximize every single dollar you spend to get the most points possible. It’ll also help you track minimum spend and even anniversary bonuses that have traditionally been hard to keep track of. I don’t want to share all of the details now, but let’s just say everyone here at TPG is really excited.

Some photos for our last Reader Meet-Ups in New York and Chicago
Some photos for our last Reader Meet-Ups in New York and Chicago

We are so excited that we’ve decided to throw our biggest party ever for our loyal readers and members of the press. The event will be held on Tuesday, October 28th and in typical TPG fashion, no one will walk away empty handed. In fact, we’re working on several monster prizes that will make your jaws drop. Cocktails/food and, oh yea the super-fun DJ, Viceroy will be spinning.

Introducing TPG To Go, coming soon to a smartphone near you!
Introducing TPG To Go, coming soon to a smartphone near you!

Because of limited space, not everyone who enters can win, so we only have room for 100 readers. Instead of doing a random sign-up, we wanted to make sure some of our most loyal followers had an extra chance to attend. Here’s how to enter to win:

  • If you’ve been receiving our email blasts from as far back as 2012, forward one to us!
  • Do you follow us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook? Send us screencaps of all showing that you follow all three and email the pics over to us!
  • Are you an LA local? Tell us how you maximized a TPG tip to take a dream trip and share those tips…maybe we will feature them on our site!
  • Send us a comment why you want to attend!

Send us these entries via email contests@thepointsguy.com with your name and your guest’s name, we’ll choose 15 winners from each of the three methods listed and 10 random commenters as well. Everyone will be given a +1, but if you don’t need it, please let us know so we can invite others to the event.

We will have a waiting list as well, so up until the event we will be clearing people (kinda like an airport gate agent with the upgrade list!), so if you don’t get selected, we will do our best to accommodate. Winners are selected at random and announced on the site by Tuesday, October 21.

Only one entry per email, good luck and hope to see you in LA!

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The American Express Platinum card has some of the best perks out there: cardholders enjoy the best domestic lounge access (Delta SkyClubs, Centurion Lounges, and Priority Pass), a $200 annual airline fee credit as well as up to $200 in Uber credits, and mid-tier elite status at SPG, Marriott, and Hilton. Combined with the 60,000 point welcome offer -- worth $1,140 based on TPG's valuations -- this card is a no-brainer for frequent travelers. Here are 5 reasons you should consider this card, as well as how you can figure out if the $550 annual fee makes sense for you.

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  • Earn 60,000 Membership Rewards® points after you use your new Card to make $5,000 in purchases in your first 3 months.
  • Up to $200 for Uber rides annually. Credit and Uber VIP status available to Basic Card Member only.
  • 5X Membership Rewards® points on flights booked directly with airlines or with American Express Travel.
  • 5X Membership Rewards® points on eligible hotels booked on amextravel.com.
  • As a Platinum Card Member, you can enjoy access to the Global Lounge Collection, the only credit card airport lounge access program that includes proprietary lounge locations around the world.
  • Receive complimentary benefits with an average total value of $550 with Fine Hotels & Resorts. Learn More.
  • $200 Airline Fee Credit, up to $200 per calendar year in baggage fees and more at one qualifying airline.
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