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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. In the past four years, JT has flown over 1 million miles on 67 airlines, visited 43 countries, and maintains elite status with 4 airlines and 6 hotel loyalty programs.

Buy Choice Points With up to a 25% Discount (0.77¢)

Choice Privileges just launched a new buy points sale offering a 25% discount when buying 16,000 or more Choice Privileges points. That lets loyalty members snag Choice Privileges points for as little as 0.77¢ a piece. But this offer is only valid now through May 18, 2022. From visiting the Niagra Falls to an ice bar in Stockholm, here’s where Choice points can be especially valuable.

Alaska Adds Mileage Plan Redemptions on Royal Jordanian

Since joining the Oneworld alliance, Alaska has been slowly but surely adding its new Oneworld partners to its award chart. Today, Alaska took another step forward by adding Royal Jordanian award flights to its award chart. Here’s what you need to know about this new Alaska Mileage Plan redemption option and what’s still to come from Alaska’s Mileage Plan.

Bask Bank Launches New Cash-Interest Savings Account

Bask Bank is best known as the bank that offers an innovative AAdvantage®-mile-earning savings account. Now, Bask Bank is expanding with a new traditional cash-interest savings account. Here’s what you need to know about the new account, and three reasons you should consider splitting your savings between mileage-earning and cash interest.