Skip to content

The Ultimate (Rewards) Birthday Treat

Nov. 15, 2016
2 min read
The Ultimate (Rewards) Birthday Treat
This post contains references to products from one or more of our advertisers. We may receive compensation when you click on links to those products. Terms apply to the offers listed on this page. For an explanation of our Advertising Policy, visit this page.
Sign up for our daily newsletter

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here.

Note: The Chase Sapphire Reserve cupcake was not provided by Chase.

This week, TPG reader Adam E. got a very special surprise birthday treat: A Chase Sapphire Reserve cupcake.


Here's what Adam had to say about his b-day surprise:

I received these amazing Chase Sapphire Reserve cupcakes as a surprise early birthday present because we are heading on a 9-day trip to Japan for my 30th birthday (also my wife's 29th birthday). I used all the TPG recommendations and will be flying round-trip for free direct from Boston on Japan Airlines, and staying at the Park Hyatt Tokyo (2 nights), Conrad Tokyo (2 nights), Hyatt Kyoto (3 nights), and the St. Regis in Osaka (1 night). As recommended by TPG we'll also be spending one paid night in a Ryokan for the unique experience. We will be using points to pay for 8 of 9 hotel nights and the two round-trip tickets. Thanks for all the recommendations! In the last two years, points advice from TPG covered most of the flights and hotels for my honeymoon to Australia, as well as additional trips to Argentina, Portugal, and Bermuda.

It sounds like Adam's gotten a lot more than a cupcake out of his time reading TPG. Just as we do with our Reader Success Stories, we'll be sending Adam a $200 Visa gift card as a thank you for sharing his story with us. If you happen to come across a points and miles-themed treat of your own, please send it our way at!

Editorial disclaimer: Opinions expressed here are the author’s alone, not those of any bank, credit card issuer, airline or hotel chain, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities.