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Apr 9, 2017

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Brian Kelly — The Points Guy himself — was featured earlier today on CBS Sunday Morning in a segment about traveling for free on points and miles.

For those of you who saw the program and found your way here to TPG, welcome! We’re glad you’re here. If you hoping to learn the secrets of how to travel using points and miles, you’ve come to the right place. Start by checking out our Beginner’s Guide, where you’ll learn how to quickly earn travel rewards and travel in style for little to no cost.

You can also read about how Brian uses points and miles to take trips to places like the St. Regis Maldives where he stayed in an overwater bungalow, or how he flew in Singapore Suites from Los Angeles to Tokyo on a seat that turns into a full size bed, or the flight he described on CBS where he traveled in his own three cabin suite on Etihad and had his very own personal butler.

As you look around the site, you’ll find our “Deals” page with all the great airfare deals available right now to exciting international destinations, as well as all our reviews of hotels and airlines so you can know whether a particular flight or hotel is worth spending your points and miles on. Also, don’t forget our “Guides” section where you can read in-depth analysis on topics such as The 12 Best Starter Travel Rewards Cards for 2017 or The Best and Worst Airlines in the United States.

Finally, as Brian said on CBS, the first thing to do if you want to have a good miles and points strategy is to get the right credit cards. So you’ll want to check out our monthly list of the top credit cards to learn how to maximize the best sign-up offers. as well as explore our favorite cards from our partners.

And for those of you who might be new and a bit nervous about the world of credit cards, make sure you read our posts about using credit responsibly, taking care of your credit score and avoiding credit card pitfalls.

To our longstanding readers, thanks as always for being here, and to our new readers, welcome aboard!

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