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JT Genter

Assistant Editor and Senior Contributor

JT is a freelance writer and editor who joined the AwardWallet team in early 2020 but has been part of the points and miles ecosystem since 2014. Looking for a way to reduce the cost of a trip to China (back when it was expensive to fly to China), he found that he could sign up for just one credit card to get enough miles to book the flights.

 

That experience prompted him to dive headfirst into the world of airline, hotel, and credit card points and miles. After working for a decade as a tax accountant, JT focused his analytical skills on writing about points, miles, and credit cards. He joined The Points Guy’s team in 2015 and has published over 2,000 articles on the site.

 

In June 2017, Katie and JT sold or donated nearly all of their possessions to become digital nomads, proving firsthand how points, miles, and credit card rewards can drastically reduce the cost of travel. Since then, JT has flown over 1 million miles on 73 airlines, visited 45 countries, and maintains elite status with 8 airlines (including American Executive Platinum, Air Canada Aeroplan 75K, Asiana Diamond, and Malaysia Gold) and 6 hotel loyalty programs (including IHG Diamond, Hilton Diamond, and Marriott Titanium Elite)

IHG Promotions: Pick Your Payoff, Earn Up to 30k Bonus Points, and More

IHG is offering a slew of promotions, including up to 30k bonus points for the remainder of September 2022, up to 10k bonus points for every four nights through the end of the year, and plenty of savings opportunities. Here’s a look at all of the current IHG promotions and how to take advantage of these to either save on a stay or rack up points.

Buy Choice Points With up to a 30% Bonus (0.79¢)

Choice Privileges just launched a new buy points sale offering a 30% bonus when buying 16,000 or more Choice Privileges points. That lets loyalty members snag Choice Privileges points for as little as 0.79¢ a piece. But this offer is only valid now through September 23, 2022. From visiting Niagra Falls to an ice bar in Stockholm, here’s where Choice points can be especially valuable.

Bilt Rewards Announces Three New Airline Transfer Partners

Bilt Rewards just got even more valuable for renters! The rent payment platform just added a new airline transfer partner, with plans to add two more airline transfer partners in September 2022. These additions will boost the number of Bilt Rewards airline and hotel transfer partners to 14.

How To Maximize 75K Capital One Venture Miles for Flights Within North America

Both the Capital One Venture X and Capital One Venture are offering new cardholders the chance to earn 75,000 bonus points. That’s worth at least $750 toward travel purchases. But if you know how to use Capital One’s 15 airline partners, you can unlock far more savings with the same number of miles. Here’s our guide to the best redemptions for flights within North America—including Hawaii, Mexico, and the Caribbean.