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The TPG App has arrived — here’s why you should download it now

Sept. 27, 2021
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Earlier this year, we announced that the TPG App was on its way — and now, that day has arrived. Beginning today, the TPG App is available for anyone to download from Apple's app store.

Download the app now.

As international borders open and we continue to see the travel industry rebound, the TPG App serves as an invaluable resource for planning the trips you’ve been putting off due to the pandemic with the points and miles you’ve been unable to use since last year.

Here’s why you should download the TPG App now, the definitive tool to help you learn about, earn and burn your points and miles.

Gain early access

Even though we've been slowly giving access to the app over the past few months, we're now opening it up to everyone. If you download it today, you’ll be among the first to start using it. The sooner you do so, the sooner you can set up your account and start using the great features we'll highlight below — including the award explorer (to research flight options) and the cards tab (to optimize your spending).

Note that the app is initially available to iOS users only. However, an Android-specific version is in the works — so you can join the Android waitlist here.

Related: Vaccinated Americans are raring to travel, survey shows, and are booking up summer vacations

Here's more information on the key features of the app.

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Learn what rewards you need

Here at The Points Guy, our goal is always to provide the tools our readers need to make smart travel decisions, and the TPG App serves as an extension of that goal in a few distinct ways.

First, you can customize your news feed to put what matters to you most at the very top. From credit card news to hotel and airline reviews, you can learn all you need to know about the world of travel rewards on your unique homepage of the TPG App.

The award explorer tool allows you to identify how many miles you’ll need to get you to where you want to go — a valuable tool for vacation planning this fall, winter (and beyond).

And the cards tab keeps track of how far you are from meeting a minimum spend on a new card — and can tell you which one would be best to use based on your current location. It even flags all of the perks and benefits associated with cards in your wallet, keeping them top of mind and ensuring you don’t miss out on using them.

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Earn your way to your next vacation

Once you know which rewards will take you where, the next step is to actually earn them.

The cards tab serves as a guide to choosing which credit card in your wallet is best for dining, travel, groceries and more. With this information all in one place, you never have to worry about using the wrong card again or missing out on points.

Related: Your guide for redeeming credit card points for Airbnb

Meanwhile, the points tab syncs all of your loyalty programs — even if you don’t have a cobranded credit card — to conveniently see all of your rewards in a single spot. This way you know what you have and which programs you should focus on to make your next vacation a reality.

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Burn your points and miles … the right way

Points and miles can be especially valuable when planning any last-minute or holiday trips. Travel came roaring back over the summer, and with the U.S. planning to reopen to Europeans in November, we'll likely see higher prices for many flights and hotels. But with the TPG App, you can get a head start on planning your next vacation with points and miles.

Related: Long airline hold times continue as Americans race to book spring and summer travel

When you use the award tool on the TPG App, you’ll see a list of loyalty programs and estimated award prices for your trip. This can go a long way toward helping you decide the best way to spend those points and miles you’ve been racking up. You can even filter the results based on specific programs and transfer partners — providing valuable inspiration for that next vacation.

The app even includes estimated taxes and fees, so you won’t be surprised at the out-of-pocket costs associated with your ticket when it’s time to book with the given program.

Bottom line

The TPG App is here, and you can now download it from the Apple app store.

The app is the perfect tool to help you learn, earn and then burn your points and miles to make travel easier.

So don’t wait! Download the app today.

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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.

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TPG Editor‘s Rating
Card Rating is based on the opinion of TPG‘s editors and is not influenced by the card issuer.
4 / 5
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Rewards

2 - 10X points
10XEarn unlimited 10X miles on hotels and rental cars booked through Capital One Travel
5X5X miles on flights booked through Capital One Travel.
2X2 Miles per dollar on every purchase, every day

Intro offer

75,000 bonus miles
Earn 75,000 bonus miles when you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening, equal to $750 in travel

Annual Fee

$395

Recommended Credit

740-850
Excellent
Credit ranges are a variation of FICO© Score 8, one of many types of credit scores lenders may use when considering your credit card application.

Why We Chose It

The Capital One Venture X card is one of the best all-round travel credit cards ever launched. Not only is it offering a tremendous welcome bonus, but cardholders can earn tons of miles on everyday spending and receive a 10,000-mile anniversary bonus to boot. Its annual fee is $395, but cardholders can count on up to $300 in statement credits toward travel booked through Capital One Travel each year and other valuable benefits like access to Priority Pass lounges and Capital One’s own growing family of airport lounges.

Pros

  • Excellent welcome offer worth 75,000 miles after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first three months.
  • Up to $300 in annual travel statement credits toward bookings make through Capital One Travel.
  • 10,000 bonus miles (worth $100 toward travel) each account anniversary.

Cons

  • The $395 annual fee might be expensive for some, but this card’s benefits provide much more value than that.
  • If you don’t travel frequently, this might not be the best card for you.
  • Earn 75,000 bonus miles when you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening, equal to $750 in travel
  • Receive up to $300 back annually as statement credits for bookings through Capital One Travel, where you'll get Capital One's best prices on thousands of options
  • Get 10,000 bonus miles (equal to $100 towards travel) every year, starting on your first anniversary
  • Earn unlimited 10X miles on hotels and rental cars booked through Capital One Travel and 5X miles on flights booked through Capital One Travel
  • Earn unlimited 2X miles on all other purchases
  • Unlimited complimentary access for you and two guests to 1,300+ lounges, including Capital One Lounges and the Partner Lounge Network
  • Receive up to a $100 credit for Global Entry or TSA PreCheck®
  • Use your Venture X miles to easily cover travel expenses, including flights, hotels, rental cars and more—you can even transfer your miles to your choice of 15+ travel loyalty programs
  • Named editors' choice for "Best New Credit Card of 2021" by The Points Guy
  • Earn 10 miles per dollar when you book on Turo, the world's largest car sharing marketplace, through May 16, 2023
Best card for premium perks while traveling
TPG Editor‘s Rating
Card Rating is based on the opinion of TPG‘s editors and is not influenced by the card issuer.
4 / 5
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Rewards Rate

10XEarn unlimited 10X miles on hotels and rental cars booked through Capital One Travel
5X5X miles on flights booked through Capital One Travel.
2X2 Miles per dollar on every purchase, every day
  • Intro Offer
    Earn 75,000 bonus miles when you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening, equal to $750 in travel

    75,000 bonus miles
  • Annual Fee

    $395
  • Recommended Credit
    Credit ranges are a variation of FICO© Score 8, one of many types of credit scores lenders may use when considering your credit card application.

    740-850
    Excellent

Why We Chose It

The Capital One Venture X card is one of the best all-round travel credit cards ever launched. Not only is it offering a tremendous welcome bonus, but cardholders can earn tons of miles on everyday spending and receive a 10,000-mile anniversary bonus to boot. Its annual fee is $395, but cardholders can count on up to $300 in statement credits toward travel booked through Capital One Travel each year and other valuable benefits like access to Priority Pass lounges and Capital One’s own growing family of airport lounges.

Pros

  • Excellent welcome offer worth 75,000 miles after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first three months.
  • Up to $300 in annual travel statement credits toward bookings make through Capital One Travel.
  • 10,000 bonus miles (worth $100 toward travel) each account anniversary.

Cons

  • The $395 annual fee might be expensive for some, but this card’s benefits provide much more value than that.
  • If you don’t travel frequently, this might not be the best card for you.
  • Earn 75,000 bonus miles when you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening, equal to $750 in travel
  • Receive up to $300 back annually as statement credits for bookings through Capital One Travel, where you'll get Capital One's best prices on thousands of options
  • Get 10,000 bonus miles (equal to $100 towards travel) every year, starting on your first anniversary
  • Earn unlimited 10X miles on hotels and rental cars booked through Capital One Travel and 5X miles on flights booked through Capital One Travel
  • Earn unlimited 2X miles on all other purchases
  • Unlimited complimentary access for you and two guests to 1,300+ lounges, including Capital One Lounges and the Partner Lounge Network
  • Receive up to a $100 credit for Global Entry or TSA PreCheck®
  • Use your Venture X miles to easily cover travel expenses, including flights, hotels, rental cars and more—you can even transfer your miles to your choice of 15+ travel loyalty programs
  • Named editors' choice for "Best New Credit Card of 2021" by The Points Guy
  • Earn 10 miles per dollar when you book on Turo, the world's largest car sharing marketplace, through May 16, 2023