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Why should I sign up to become a TRVLVIP Member?

TRVLVIP Membership is really the point of the entire experience. It's what we set out to do. Our objective with TRVLVIP is to identify for you only the most important, most actionable loyalty program Perks and Tips and send them directly to you... fast! When you sign up for TRVLVIP Membership our team scours the Loyalty program fine print to spot the best opportunities for you. Many of these opportunities are time sensitive. Many have pitfalls and caveats that the casual reader may not spot. We'll separate the gems from the shiny stones and tell you exactly how to react to maximize your luxury benefits. Over time (as the adage goes) we'll teach you to fish. In the meantime, we'll serve it up on a platter. Bon appetit!

How much does TRVLVIP Membership cost?

Oh, it's FREE! Our service is complimentary for our Members. There is No Fee and No Obligation. TRVLVIP may be compensated by the travel loyalty programs as a result of links to their websites provided in our emails and on our site. We are very grateful when you access the travel loyalty program sites after reviewing the valuable information we provide. And the travel loyalty programs appreciate the education and encouragement we provide to our Members on Luxury for Loyalty.

Which travel loyalty programs does TRVLVIP follow and why did you choose those programs?

TRVLVIP currently follows the largest hotel, airline and car companies that have international options. As we continue to grow we will add new categories and new programs for our Members to enjoy. And we will of course let our Members know as our program choices expand. A complete list of the loyalty programs we follow is always available on the Register page on

How many programs should I follow and is it possible to choose too many?

Well, it’s up to you. But “yes”, it is possible to spread yourself too thin. Most of the major airlines are consolidating. You should also consolidate. We suggest picking a handful of travel loyalty programs to start - with a primary airline, hotel and car rental company for sure. It’s a good idea to have a 2nd or 3rd choice in each category in case you are unable to fly your favored airline or your primary hotel or car company is unavailable or too expensive for a particular trip. All of the travel programs that TRVLVIP follows have robust choices within their portfolios and with partners that can provide options all over the world! Travel Loyalty leads to more comfort and luxury whether you are traveling for business or pleasure. Frequent flyer miles turn into free trips. Elite status leads to shorter lines, complimentary upgrades, access to luxurious lounges and flexible check-in and check-out times at hotels. If you spread yourself too thin you will dilute these benefits greatly.

Is TRVLVIP directly affiliated with any of the travel loyalty programs?

TRVLVIP isn’t directly affiliated with any particular travel loyalty program - so we don’t tell you which programs to follow. Instead, we look at ALL the major travel loyalty programs objectively and then help you participate in the ways that get you the biggest benefits. However, we do believe in providing you with the best possible advice. So, with that in mind, we spend a great deal of time getting to know the travel loyalty programs we follow - and sometimes even the people that run them. In that way we believe we can give our Members “inside information” not available to the general public.

What is the difference between a Perk and a Tip on

PERKS are promotions and specials offered by the travel loyalty programs that contain a special link or code and may require registration or some other specific action from you. Many have an expiration date. Think of Perks as “snooze, you lose” promotions and think of TRVLVIP as your alarm clock!

TIPS provide strategic direction, education and advice to help our Members maximize their points and miles. While there are a few exceptions, Tips don’t usually require registration. Think of TIPS as our way of making sure you get the most from your Loyalty program points and miles!

If a Tip spans across several programs (e.g. Starwood, Marriott, United Airlines, American Airlines, etc.) or categories (i.e. hotels, airlines or cars), it will be posted on the TRVLVIP Blog. If a Tip is program specific you will find it in Travel Tips. And to make it easier for our Members to find valuable Tips, we often post Tips that are category specific but span across several programs in both Travel Tips and the Blog. 

By following our Perks and Tips you’ll unlock the secrets to being more strategic and never missing out on an important promotion!

You often convert travel rewards points and miles into dollars and cents. How do you determine those values?

We are happy you asked. We get this question a lot and have a TRVLVIP Blog post dedicated specifically to this topic.

The value of a reward point or mile can vary greatly based on how strategic the Member is in their approach to earning and redeeming. We often provide our estimate of the monetary value of a loyalty program point or mile in our Perks and Tips. Think of it this way – it’s the estimated value we would be willing to pay for the reward points or miles if we could buy them for cash. It is also the minimum value we feel you should expect before redeeming your reward points and miles. We believe this helps our Members compare across programs and across promotions.

The general rule, of course, is that the higher the value per point or mile, the better!

Why don’t you show all location-specific promotions as Perks on the site?

Many of the hotel websites show the current, location-specific specials when you perform a search. We always suggest that you access the offers, promotions or specials tabs on the actual website of the hotel you have chosen to make sure you aren’t missing a lucrative special rate that meets your needs. And, because of the ease of finding location-specific specials, we decided to focus only on promotions that span across locations, are not heavily advertised and are well worth the effort required to benefit from the promotion.

How can I reach TRVLVIP?

Contact us anytime at Please send us your questions, comments and suggestions. Did you discover a great promotion we haven’t written about yet? We’d love to hear from you! We will do our best to respond to you within 72 hours.

What if I’d like to tell you about a great travel loyalty program success story?

Please tell us about YOUR great experience using loyalty reward points and miles. Did you use your rewards for a fabulous trip? Did you have an extraordinary service experience because of your loyalty? We’d love to hear from you! Let’s spread the word about Luxury for Loyalty! Contact us anytime!

How can I update my email address?

At the bottom of each email alert sent from you will have a link to update your contact information.

What if I want to change my travel loyalty program choices or simply cancel?

You can change your travel loyalty program choices or even unsubscribe entirely at any time - and we make it pretty darn easy. 

To Change Preferences: Each and every TRVLVIP Perk alert email we send has an "update subscription preference" link at the bottom. Clicking that link will take you to a page where you can update your email information and add/delete specific travel Loyalty program choices. 

To Unsubscribe: If you ever want to unsubscribe entirely you can do that from the "unsubscribe from this list" link also at the bottom of each TRVLVIP Perk alert email. Be warned though, by unsubscribing you will be unsubscribed from ALL of the TRVLVIP Perk alerts - not just for a particular travel Loyalty program. If you unsubscribe by mistake, just sign-up again and reset your preferences on the Register page.

How can I advertise on TRVLVIP and why should I advertise?

Contact us anytime at or complete the information on our Advertise page. 

TRVLVIP is a simple, personalized service that educates Members about the best benefits and Tips for travelers who want to be rewarded with Luxurious travel in exchange for their Loyalty. We strive to be an integral partner to the travel Loyalty industry by promoting their services, providing education about their programs and highlighting their promotions.

Our Members are generally frequent travelers with an interest in learning about strategic ways to get more personal benefit and Luxury in exchange for Loyalty to their favorite airline, hotel and car rental companies.

If you are interested in reaching this desired group of travelers, please send us an expression of interest about advertising or co-branding with us today!