An Elaborate Travel Scam, Capital One Venture Rewards Perks, Chase’s 5/24 Rule Expansion and More

Nov 24, 2018

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Each Saturday, we round up news stories that you might have missed from the week before. Here’s the top miles, points and travel news you might have missed on TPG this week.

How to Avoid the Most Elaborate Travel Scam I’ve Ever Seen

TPG Backpacker Brian Biros found himself in a sticky situation on his latest trip to Fez. He tells how to avoid similar scams.

6 Reasons to Get the Capital One Venture Rewards Card

These perks may make you consider applying.

The pool and surrounding gym at Park Hyatt Tokyo Hotel (Photo courtesy of Park Hyatt Tokyo)

Chase’s 5/24 Rule Has Expanded to the World of Hyatt Card and Other Co-Brands

One of the most unfortunate rules for any maximizer is being expanded.

Tips for Seeing the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

If you missed it this year, you may want to plan ahead for next year with these Mommy Points tips.

Image by Rod Dermo /

Airline Asks Passengers for Cash to Pay Repair Bill so Plane Can Depart

Spare change for a decent departure time?

Martha Stewart Feels the Same Way About Uber as You Do

She tweeted about her first Uber experience and most of us can relate.

The Christmas market at Old Town Square, Prague. (Photo via Shutterstock)

The Best Time to Visit Europe? Right Now

Strong US dollar, flight deals, award tickets, oh my!

(Photo by Mariana Medvedeva via Unsplash)

TPG Staff Picks: What We’re Thankful for This Thanksgiving

From the reasonable Amex Platinum Authorized User fees to raising $1 million dollars for charity, here’s what Team TPG is thankful for.

American Airlines Boeing 737-800 with the updated flight symbol seen in the current livery.

The Critical Points: Use These Great Avenues to Domestic Award Travel

You can’t forget about those handy transfer partners!

Delta SkyMiles® Platinum American Express Card

Earn 90,000 bonus miles after you spend $3,000 in purchases within the first three months of card membership. Plus, earn a $200 statement credit after your first Delta purchase within the first three months. Offer ends 7/28/21.

With Status Boost™, earn 10,000 Medallion Qualification Miles (MQMs) after you spend $25,000 in purchases on your Card in a calendar year, up to two times per year getting you closer to Medallion Status. Earn 3X Miles on Delta purchases and purchases made directly with hotels, 2X Miles at restaurants and at U.S. supermarkets and earn 1X Mile on all other eligible purchases. Terms Apply.

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More Things to Know
  • Limited Time Offer: Earn 90,000 Bonus Miles after spending $3,000 in purchases on your new Card in your first 3 months and a $200 statement credit after you make a Delta purchase with your new Card within your first 3 months. Offer expires 7/28/2021.
  • Limited Time Offer: Plus, get a 0% intro APR on purchases for 12 months from the date of account opening, then a variable 15.74%-24.74%. Offer expires 7/28/2021.
  • Accelerate your path to Medallion Status, with Status Boost®. Plus, in 2021 you can earn even more bonus Medallion® Qualification Miles (MQMs) to help you reach Medallion Status.
  • Earn 3X Miles on Delta purchases and purchases made directly with hotels.
  • Earn 2X Miles at restaurants worldwide, including takeout and delivery and at U.S. supermarkets.
  • Receive a Domestic Main Cabin round-trip companion certificate each year upon renewal of your Card. *Payment of the government imposed taxes and fees of no more than $75 for roundtrip domestic flights (for itineraries with up to four flight segments) is required. Baggage charges and other restrictions apply. See terms and conditions for details.
  • Enjoy your first checked bag free on Delta flights.
  • Fee Credit for Global Entry or TSA Pre✓®.
  • Enjoy an exclusive rate of $39 per person per visit to enter the Delta Sky Club® for you and up to two guests when traveling on a Delta flight.
  • No Foreign Transaction Fees.
  • $250 Annual Fee.
  • Terms Apply.
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Intro APR on Purchases
0% on purchases for 12 months
Regular APR
15.74%-24.74% Variable
Annual Fee
Balance Transfer Fee
Recommended Credit
Terms and restrictions apply. See rates & fees.

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