Richard Kerr, The Points Guy

Richard Kerr

The Points Guy

Atlanta, GA, United States

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Amazing new World of Hyatt promo will offer up to 25.5x points on paid stays and more

The World of Hyatt program has announced a new promotion, offering up to quadruple points on stays through Jan. 4, 2021 — and has extended its award sale. → Read More

The Critical Points: First to go were airline cancellation fees, next should be hotel resort fees

In light of the pandemic, things that seemed improbable -- or even impossible -- six months ago are happening. If an airline like United can shed long-held fees in favor of flexibility and transparency, who's to say a major hotel chain can't do the same? → Read More

Top five ways to save on gas

We run through five of the best gas station and third-party loyalty programs, plus a few stacking opportunities to use two or more of these programs on a fill up — even making it possible to turn a profit on your next trip to the gas station. → Read More

Capital One buys flight insurance program 'Freebird'

Capital One has acquired Freebird's flight disruption technology and most of its staff are now working for Capital One. → Read More

Marriott lays off Ambassadors; top tier status now without dedicated agents

Marriott has laid off a number of its dedicated Ambassador agents, charged with taking care of Marriott's most valuable customers, after temporarily suspending assigned Ambassador agents back in March. → Read More

Register for the next TPG Talks: The best lodging alternatives to hotels

Traditional hotels can be great for certain travelers, but register for this TPG Talks webinar to learn about alternate lodging options for your next trip. → Read More

Tips for buying your first RV

These are the five most important things I learned when buying my first RV — but it's by no means an exhaustive list. Keep these tips in mind, and you'll avoid making these common mistakes if you're a first-time RV buyer. → Read More

A parting gift: Navigating the difficult world of funeral costs

At the request of my brother-in-law's wife, and in the hopes of creating a resource to help others when tragedy happens, I'm sharing everything I learned from the funeral arrangement process. We hope this can help others save thousands of dollars, and avoid the unnecessary emotional rollercoasters you might face during the difficult but necessary task of working with a funeral home. → Read More

Complete guide to American Express Concierge Services

From scoring hard-to-get tickets to finding exactly what you need anywhere in the world, the sky's the limit with Amex Platinum Concierge. → Read More

The future of TPG on-site comments

In an era of an increasingly online world, TPG is changing its approach to on-site comments. → Read More

Why I hope buying an RV saves travel for our family

Traditional vacations are probably out for the time being so my family bought an RV. We'll take control of our travel options while being able to practice social distance. Here's how we made the decision. → Read More

Practically perfect: A review of the Park Hyatt New York

Here's what it's like to stay at one of New York City's finest hotels. → Read More

Everything to know about Japan Airlines Mileage Bank

A guide to maximizing Japan Airline's Mileage Bank program for flights on the carrier as well as partner awards with Oneworld airlines and more. → Read More

Register for free webinar with Brian Kelly and COO of JetBlue

Register now for a free webinar with TPG's founder and CEO Brian Kelly and JetBlue's President and COO Joanna Geraghty. → Read More

Register for the next TPG Talks webinar and learn how the aviation industry keeps adapting

The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted the entire travel industry, so join this free TPG Talks webinar to learn how the world of aviation is adapting. → Read More

4 reasons it took a pandemic for me to redeem 100,000 Marriott points

Here's why it took a pandemic for me to redeem 100,000 Marriott points -- and feel like I got a good deal. → Read More

Register for free webinar with Brian Kelly and Doctor Mike

Register for this free webinar, where TPG founder and CEO Brian Kelly will chat all things travel and coronavirus with Doctor Mike. → Read More

Register for TPG Talks webinar on Disney's reopening plans

Register today for a free TPG Talks webinar that looks forward to Disney's reopening plans in July. What will park-goers experience? → Read More

Luxury near Disney: A review of the Waldorf Astoria Orlando

The Waldorf Astoria is a luxurious property near the Disney theme parks in Orlando -- check out the full TPG review. → Read More

5 things Walt Disney World can learn from Universal Orlando reopening

Here are a few things Disney can learn from Universal Orlando's reopening. → Read More