Peter Rothbart, The Points Guy

Peter Rothbart

The Points Guy

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Past articles by Peter:

I let my $250 statement credit expire — reader mistake story

Credit card annual fees aren't always billed on your account anniversary. → Read More

I booked 30 flights with 1 card bonus — reader success story

Southwest's change and cancellation policy makes getting a good price easier. → Read More

I booked a nonrefundable hotel rate — reader mistake story

If you don't know which hotel rate to book, math can help you decide. → Read More

How COVID-19 stranded 370,000 points — reader mistake story

Before you transfer points, consider your backup plans for redeeming them. → Read More

Our family saved $900 on a hotel suite — reader success story

Upgrade awards offer a middle ground for those looking to balance points and cash costs. → Read More

How $20 cost me 50,000 points — reader mistake story

Your credit card annual fee doesn't count as a purchase. → Read More

I waited to claim rental car damage — reader mistake story

You don't have to wait for a bill to start your own claims process. → Read More

Honeymooning in Paris and Prague — reader success story

Today I want to share a story from TPG reader Doug, who used points and miles to book a multi-destination trip to Europe: I have been a TPG reader for more than three years now. I stockpiled points and miles to book a fantastic honeymoon itinerary for October of 2020. We will be getting married … → Read More

How I booked 1 bed for 4 people — reader mistake story

A "double" hotel room might not be what you expect. → Read More

Paying for business, flying economy — reader mistake story

When you change one part of your itinerary, reconfirm the rest. → Read More

My card benefits saved us over $700 — reader success story

Don't overlook your credit card's ancillary benefits. → Read More

Our puppy chewed on a passport — reader mistake story

Today, I want to share a story from TPG reader Heidi, whose husband was unable to board an international flight: Our puppy slightly chewed the corners by the fold of my husband’s passport. No information was affected, and the passport could still be swiped. When we got to the airport in Philadelphia for our flight … → Read More

I had to pay two cancellation fees — reader mistake story

Here's one disadvantage to booking your group on separate reservations. → Read More

Buying Hilton points saved me $1,000 — reader success story

You don't need a stockpile of rewards to take advantage of favorable award rates. → Read More

How I wasted 43,000 miles and $700 — reader mistake story

Confirm cancellation policies before you book, not after. → Read More

I got my spending requirement wrong — reader mistake story

Keeping a record of your bonus offers can help you complete them. → Read More

Splitting up my trip saved me 25,000 points — reader success story

Shopping around and searching each segment individually can have a big payoff. → Read More

My credit card kept getting declined — reader mistake story

Keep multiple payment options on hand when you travel. → Read More

Using the wrong name cost me $500 — reader mistake story

Always double check your personal information before you book. → Read More

Booking a half-priced award to Fiji — reader success story

Try this the next time you're booking a Mileage Plan award. → Read More