Summer Hull, The Points Guy

Summer Hull

The Points Guy

Des Moines, IA, United States

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Recent articles by Summer:

Why you may want to buy future United flight credits to earn a 5x miles bonus

How and why it can sometimes make sense to purchase United TravelBank credit. → Read More

7 easy ways to make your vacation home rental better for guests

Here are seven simple and inexpensive ways to make your Airbnb or vacation home rental a better experience for guests. → Read More

3 reasons why you need a cash back credit card in your wallet

I love my points and miles -- but you can't argue with a good cash back credit card. → Read More

Why I switched from the Chase Freedom to the all-new Chase Freedom Flex

How and why I traded in one no annual fee Chase credit card for another in under 10 minutes. → Read More

Reservations won't be required at many Ikon resorts this season

Unlike the Epic Pass, most of the 38 North American mountain destinations belonging to the Ikon Pass program will not require advance reservations for lift access at this time. → Read More

Your Amex Gold checklist: Here are 4 things to do when you first get the card

Make sure you take advantage of all the Amex Gold Card's perks by doing these four things once you get the card. → Read More

Southwest Airlines offering flights to Hawaii from $99 or 6,864 points into 2021

If you are hoping to say Aloha to Hawaii in 2021, here's a chance to do so from $99 each way. → Read More

5 tips if you fly with your kids during the pandemic

If you need to fly with your kids during the pandemic, here are our tips. → Read More

The ultimate guide to Disney Cruise Line ships and itineraries

Everything you need to know about Disney Cruise Line ships, itineraries, cabins, restaurants, entertainment, policies and more. → Read More

This iconic Disney resort will reopen in summer of 2021 with exciting new theming

Disney's iconic Polynesian Village Resort will remain partially closed until summer 2021 and will reopen with new "Moana"-inspired touches. → Read More

Marriott’s newest Disney World hotel on track to open in 2021 with a new name

If you like to use points to stay at Disney World, you'll be thrilled to learn that the all-new Swan Reserve is still on track to open in 2021. → Read More

The holidays are coming to Disney World after all

Disney World has confirmed Halloween is still happening at the Magic Kingdom, just in a new way. → Read More

These are the best national parks to visit in the fall

From sea to shining sea, fall is when many national parks are at their best. Here are our favorite nine national parks to visit in the fall. → Read More

The hotel promo lucrative enough to get my attention during a pandemic

You can spend 62% fewer points for a stay at a new Hyatt wellness retreat. Here's how. → Read More

Vail Resorts says this ski season is a go: Here's what you'll need to hit the slopes

There will be a ski season at Vail Resorts. Here are all the details. → Read More

Are we entering a new 'Golden Age' of creativity with loyalty programs?

We think we just might be entering a new "Golden Age" of loyalty programs. Here's why. → Read More

Starbucks is making it easier to earn that next free cup of coffee

Beginning next month, Starbucks is making it a bit easier to earn Stars. → Read More

The best times to visit Colorado

Here are the best times to visit Colorado, no matter if you're looking to ski, hike, go white water rafting or hit the festival circuit. → Read More

After decades of travel, why I bought travel insurance for the first time

After decades of not worrying about travel insurance, I purchased a trip insurance plan for the very first time. Here's why. → Read More

2 reasons why I renewed our passports in the midst of a pandemic with no travel booked

With no international travel scheduled, we renewed our passports in the midst of a pandemic anyway. Here's why. → Read More