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The Points Guy

The Points Guy was created for travelers by travelers. We share what we know and love, from the cards in our wallets to the places we’ve been, because we’ve seen how points and miles can change lives — and we want to help our readers get the most out of every dollar.

What we do
TPG covers topics and creates tools that help our community members travel better, spend smarter and explore further. Our team has flown millions of miles and is respected in the aviation, hotel, cruise, credit card and loyalty industries. We engage, entertain and educate audiences through our written words, videos and social media platforms. TPG also gives back by supporting several charities, including Rainbow Railroad and PeaceJam, in addition to honoring the best in travel each year through our TPG Awards show.
How we got here
The Points Guy was launched in 2010 by Brian Kelly, who leveraged his passion for traveling with points and miles to leave his corporate recruiting job and build a brand that inspires millions of people to travel smarter. Since then, Brian and the TPG team have grown TPG to be a powerhouse travel media platform that reaches a global audience and helps consumers make their travel dreams a reality, one point at a time. Brian’s influential work has led him to be recognized on AdWeek’s Young Influentials list, labeled Forbes’ No. 1 travel influencer and included in Travel + Leisure's Most Notable People in Travel and Out100's lists. The team he built has been acknowledged with numerous awards — including Webbys, Shortys and Lovies — for its written, video and social media journalism, plus its social impact work.
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We believe
Travel unites us
The Points Guy is committed to using travel as a positive force to bring people together, educate communities and support initiatives to promote equality and opportunity around the globe. TPG gives back millions each year to several charities, including the Make-A-Wish Foundation and Miles4Migrants.
Getting it right
TPG aims to be the source of truth on travel and credit cards. Our experts source information from firsthand experience, industry sources and government documents. Under our high publishing standards, information gathered is fact-checked and vetted by multiple editors for its veracity.
Maximizing every dollar
We give our readers access to expert insights and tools so they can make every dollar count. From booking first-class airfare to earning cash back at the gas pump, we developed our points valuations to help our community determine and invest in the programs that work for them.
What we cover
TPG covers topics that help people travel better, spend smarter and explore further. Our editorial team is ultimately responsible for determining which topics are covered. We maintain the editorial independence that allows us to provide our honest appraisal of services, products and experiences.
  • Credit cards
    We review credit cards based on their benefits, rewards, consumer protections and costs. TPG factors in welcome offers, annual fees, interest rates and the number of free authorized users.
  • Travel
    TPG looks for the hottest trends in travel, focusing on price, accessibility, location, service, loyalty programs, food options and answering the questions travelers are asking.
Our approach
Editorial guidelines + review methodology
The Points Guy team of travel and credit cards experts has over 400 years of combined experience and strives for forthright advice from our lived experience, adhering to the highest journalistic standards. Learn more about our review methodology, and know that our firsthand experience and deep contacts are what set us apart.
Our team of experts
TPG’s experts come from fields as diverse as personal finance, points and miles, cruise, aviation, hotels, family travel and luxury travel. They have previously contributed to Travel + Leisure, Business Insider, Bloomberg and Condé Nast Traveler, among other major publications and outlets.
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Where to follow us
Follow TPG across our social platforms for reviews of the best airline products, behind-the-scenes looks at hidden spots within the travel industry and itineraries for the next destinations on your list. Plus, we’ll help you get from point A to point B without breaking the bank. Buckle up — we’re taking off and taking you with us.
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How we make money
TPG earns commissions on certain credit card, hotel, cruise and product referrals. Any affiliate relationship is clearly disclosed. TPG also runs paid sponsorships with various destinations, travel brands and financial service providers.
Advertising + partnerships
Contact us
Whether you want to partner with us, drop a hot tip or just say “hi,” reach out to TPG and we’ll get back to you ASAP.
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