Award Travel 101 Podcast Episode 7: So Many Program Changes with AwardWallet's JT Genter Award Travel 101 Podcast Episode 7: So Many Program Changes with AwardWallet's JT Genter

Award Travel 101 Podcast Episode 7: So Many Program Changes with AwardWallet's JT Genter

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The Award Travel 101 podcast is back with more member questions, enhanced offers, and AwardWallet Editor-In-Chief, JT Genter. If you want us to air your question, send us an email or reach out to us in the Award Travel 101 Facebook Community.

Award Travel 101 Podcast Show Format

We break each show into six sections:

  • Question of the Week — asked by members of the community
  • News & Enhanced Offers
  • What Bonuses Did We Get — which will tell you what credit cards we're working on and why
  • Trip Updates
  • Highlight Feature
  • What You Didn't Know — a feature dedicated to a big or small tip that will help you better maximize the value you receive from your rewards.

How to Listen to the Award Travel 101 Podcast

Episode 007 — Get 90,000 Points Before They're Gone & Traveling the World with JT Genter

You can find us anywhere you listen to other fine podcasts including:

Previous Episodes

Award Travel 101 Podcast Episode 7 Show Notes

Miles & Points for the Win (from the Community)

Antarctica Trip Inga KC shares how she used miles/points for a last-minute cruise experience. You can find valuable information and great photos in the post. If you have a Miles/Points win to share whether big or small, don't forget to drop a post in the Award Travel 101 Facebook Community.

News & Enhanced Offers

What Bonuses Did We Get?


  • United℠ Business Card: I've really been burning through United miles lately and needed to replenish. Can you believe I've never transferred Chase Ultimate Rewards to United?
  • Business checking: 60K completed, now I just wait on the points to post
  • What's Next: American Express® Business Gold Card?
  • 90,000 Ultimate Rewards — we're hearing the enhanced Ink offer is going away very soon. Have you picked up yours?
  • 2023 Summary — earning 760K already through the first 2.5 months of 2023 that will purchase over $20K ($20,489) travel by my own personal valuations. Is it really worth that much?


Highlight Feature: Meet AwardWallet Editor-In-Chief JT Genter

  • How’d you get introduced to travel rewards/loyalty programs
  • Background
  • Travel style — what do you love?
  • Some of your highlights
  • Favorite programs
  • Strengths
  • What trips do you have booked now, and what are you most looking forward to?

Click here to find out where JT is traveling
JT's 2022 travel by the numbers
Socials: @jtgenter on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram

What You Didn't Know: Seeing the Upcoming Solar Eclipse

Rob DeCamp shares: If you're interested in seeing the total eclipse on the afternoon of April 8, 2024, and you don't already live on the path, you might want to book your hotels shortly after they become available. The next total eclipse in the lower 48 states won't be until 2044!

This article from AwardWallet provides details on when chains open their schedules:

  • Hyatt: 394 days — so you can start booking as of March 10, 2023
  • Hilton: 365 days, booking opens April 8, 2023
  • Marriott: 352 days, booking opens April 21, 2023
  • IHG: 350 days, booking opens April 23, 2023
  • Choice: 100 days, booking opens December 29, 2023

Where To Find Us

For questions, you can join us in the free 91,000+ member Award Travel 101 Community. If you want to dig into some of the less discussed strategies, our Award Travel 201 community is filled with those who want to dig into the weeds a little more. To book time with our team to discuss how to better your earning and burning strategies, check out Award Travel 1-on-1.

You can also email us or find us on Twitter or Instagram. If in-person meetups interest you, register for our next event Let's Go Crazy with AT in the TC. Tickets now on sale!

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