JT Genter


JT is AwardWallet’s Editor-In-Chief. JT originally joined the AwardWallet team in early 2020 as a freelance editor and writer, but he 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 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 started contributing at The Points Guy in 2015 and 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. JT has logged over 1.6 million miles on 96 airlines, visited 64 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)

Discover Unveils New 5% Cash Back Bonus Categories

Each quarter, select Discover cardholders can earn 5% cash back on up to $1,500 of spending in eligible categories. And Discover just unveiled its 5% bonus categories for the third quarter (July-September) of 2023. Activation isn't retroactive, so we recommend activating your 5% earnings for Q3 now so that you don't miss out on any bonus earnings. Here's how to do so.

39 Loyalty Reward Program Promotions Ending Soon (Transfer Bonuses, Award Sales & Free Points)

Over the next few days, at least 39 loyalty reward program promotions and credit card offers are coming to an end, including 6k-point award flights to Europe, up to 30% transfer bonuses, up to $200 cash back on hotels, 50% bonus when redeeming points for Apple purchases, up to 165% bonus when buying miles, and 1,000 bonus miles for downloading and logging into an airline app. Here's a roundup of all of the promotions to consider maximizing in the next few days.

LATAM Awards Bookable Through British Airways Website Once Again. Here Are Some Sweet Spots.

After a multi-year drought, LATAM awards are once again bookable on British Airways' website. This opens sweet spots like flights from Miami to Punta Cana for 9,000 Avios, flights to Bogota from 11,000 Avios (or 22k Avios in business class), and even flights to Lima for 13,000 Avios. Here's the award chart that we've compiled for LATAM awards and how you can take advantage of this new booking option.

[Extended] Book a 7-Night Mediterranean Cruise for 2 with Virgin Red Cruises from Just 62K Points

Now through August 31, 2023, Virgin members can book one of four Virgin Red cruises in the Mediterranean for just 80,000 Virgin points for two passengers! These all-inclusive cruises depart from Athens or Barcelona. Virgin points are some of the easiest points to accumulate in the points and miles world. We'll show you how to take advantage of this promotion.