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Vote now for your favorite cards, airlines, cruise lines and more — for a chance to win a terrific prize

Oct. 04, 2021
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Vote now for your favorite cards, airlines, cruise lines and more — for a chance to win a terrific prize
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VOTE NOW in the fourth-annual TPG Awards

It's that time of year again! The weather's turning colder, pumpkin-spice-flavored treats are starting to pop up everywhere — and here at TPG, we're hard at work on planning the fourth annual TPG Awards.

And today, we need your help in selecting this year's winners!

Voting is now open for the 23 Readers' Choice honors we'll be handing out later this fall — covering the major airlines, hotel programs, cruise lines and credit cards. We've even added a few new categories this year as we look to recognize those travel providers and companies who've stepped up in 2021.

As with previous years, voting is limited to once per person. And in order to be counted, your vote must be received no later than 11:59:59 p.m. Eastern Time on Friday, Oct. 15, 2021. We'll also be handing out some great prizes to one randomly-selected winner each week — including a smart-charging system from ARROE and a pair of Apple AirPods Max headphones.

And since your vote will enter you into all upcoming giveaways, the earlier you vote, the more chances you have to win!

Here's a rundown of the awards you'll be voting on this year:

CategoryReaders' Choice awards

Best U.S. Airline Loyalty Program

Best U.S. Airline Elite Status

Best International Airline Loyalty Program

Best Domestic Membership Lounge

Airports (new this year)

Best Large U.S. Airport

Best Mid-Sized U.S. Airport

Best Small U.S. Airport

Best International Airport


Best Hotel Loyalty Program

Best Hotel Elite Status

Credit cards

Best Premium Travel Credit Card (annual fee of $300+)

Best Travel Rewards Credit Card (annual fee of $1-$300)

Best No-Annual-Fee Credit Card

Best Business Credit Card

Best Airline Cobranded Credit Card

Best Hotel Cobranded Credit Card


Best Big-Ship Cruise Line (~3,000+ passengers)

Best Mid-Sized-Ship Cruise Line (~1,000-3,000 passengers)

Best Small-Ship Cruise Line (less than 1,000 passengers)

Best River Cruise Line

Best Cruise Loyalty Program


Best U.S. National Park

Best Luggage Brand

Note that each question requires a response, but you'll see a "Not applicable" option for all of them. If you don't feel knowledgeable enough to answer a question — if you don't have a small-business credit card or aren't a cruiser, as examples — simply select N/A.


In addition to having a say in this year's award winners, casting your vote will give you the chance to win a number of great prizes. Just be sure to vote early, as your vote will not only register you for that week's giveaway but all subsequent ones through the end of voting.

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Note that the giveaway is open to legal U.S. residents over the age of majority in your state. You must opt in for the giveaway when voting — please see the full rules at this link.

Here's a breakdown of the prizes for voting this year:

Week 1: TPG's ultimate travel kit

Our first winner will take home a slew of items from the TPG store as part of our "Ultimate travel kit" prize. This package includes the following:

  • The weekender bag
  • An amenity kit
  • A face mask (choose from five patterns)
  • A neck pillow (choose from two options)
  • An eye mask (choose from two options)
  • A passport holder (choose from two options)

In addition, you'll also win a 30-minute virtual consultation with a member of TPG's editorial team as part of week one's prize — making it a great way to pick up some travel swag and some expert tips on making the most of your travel rewards.

Eligibility: Vote must be received by 11:59:59 p.m. Eastern Time on Friday, Sept. 17.

Week 2: Expedited airport screening

The second week, we have an airport security two-pack up for grabs. The winner of this prize will enjoy a one-year membership to Clear expedited security and a five-year membership to either Global Entry or TSA PreCheck. These programs can help you skip the lines before your flight or upon your return to the U.S. (If you win and already have these memberships, you can gift them to a friend or family member.)

Eligibility: Vote must be received by 11:59:59 p.m. Eastern Time on Friday, Sept. 24. Winner must apply and be approved for these programs.

Week 3: Smart charging system

With many road warriors blending business trips with vacations, you may find yourself working from various settings — a hotel room balcony, a poolside lounger or even a vessel at sea. And that's when you could use a smart-charging system from ARROE, the prize for our third week's winner. This app-enabled solution can safely charge all your devices thanks to automatic voltage matching in the ARROE app.

Eligibility: Vote must be received by 11:59:59 p.m. Eastern Time on Friday, Oct. 1.

Week 4: Apple AirPods Max

Comfort is key when traveling, especially on a long-haul flight. So during our fourth week, we'll be giving out a pair of Apple's newest headphones: the AirPods Max. These over-the-ear headphones are a favorite of TPG's founder and CEO, Brian Kelly, and they could greatly enhance your next trip — or serve as a perfect gift for the upcoming holiday season.

Eligibility: Vote must be received by 11:59:59 p.m. Eastern Time on Friday, Oct. 8

Week 5: Round-trip, domestic flight

For our fifth and final winner, you'll enjoy a round-trip flight to anywhere in the U.S. (up to $600 in total ticket cost). Whether you want to visit a national park, relax on a pristine beach or explore a new city, TPG will help make it happen.

Eligibility: Vote must be received by 11:59:59 p.m. Eastern Time on Friday, Oct. 15

This year's awards

Just like our 2020 iteration of the TPG Awards, this year we're keeping things virtual — but there's a lot of exciting content and opportunities for engagement in the pipeline! We're kicking things off on Nov. 1 with Airlines Week, so if you're not already a newsletter subscriber, join our mailing list today for up-to-date information leading up to that date.

For now, please cast your vote for a chance to take home a great prize, just for helping to pick this year's Readers' Choice award winners — and then stay tuned for more details on the 2021 TPG Awards.

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.