Katie Genter, The Points Guy

Katie Genter

The Points Guy

Cheyenne, WY, United States

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Past articles by Katie:

What to do when a hotel doesn't want to honor your elite benefits

Here are our tips for getting your hotel elite benefits even if a hotel doesn't want to honor them. Plus, we also discuss when to just let it go. → Read More

New York on the cheap: Strategies I used on a $252 2-night trip

You can visit New Yor City - and many other expensive cities - for less money than you might think. Here's how to visit even if your budget is tight. → Read More

Wells Fargo to launch a new Choice Privileges Mastercard this spring

A new Wells Fargo Choice Privileges Mastercard is launching this spring. The no-annual-fee card offers elite night credits and waived foreign transaction fees. → Read More

College sports fans: You can redeem Choice points for exclusive events and experiences

Here's how and why you might want to redeem Choice Privileges points for exclusive college sports events and experiences. → Read More

My near-perfect stay in a rustic Thai resort: A review of the Six Senses Yao Noi

My stay at IHG One Rewards' Six Senses Yao Noi near Phuket, Thailand, was nearly perfect. I loved our spacious villa and Six Senses' focus on sustainability. → Read More

IHG food and beverage reward redemptions are coming soon: Here's a sneak peek at how they'll work

One of IHG One Rewards' Milestone Benefits is food and beverage rewards. Soon, you'll be able to use these rewards at select IHG hotels. Here's what to know. → Read More

Choice Privileges and Radisson Rewards Americas points transfers are live; loyalty program integration coming soon

Now you can move points between Choice Privileges and Radisson Rewards Americas, unlocking more redemption options for both Choice points and Radisson points. → Read More

Bilt Rent Day is back on Feb. 1 with bonus points, a 100% transfer bonus and more

Bilt Rewards Rent Day is back on Feb. 1 with bonus points, a 100% transfer bonus to HawaiianMiles and giveaways for rent and round-trip flights to Hawaii. → Read More

120,000 points with no annual fee: IHG Rewards Traveler Credit Card review

The no-annual-fee IHG Traveler Card offers a decent return on IHG hotel stays. Is it worth adding to your wallet? Here's a closer look at the card. → Read More

Hilton Honors offers some members challenges to extend their status

You may be eligible to extend your Hilton Honors elite status through March 31, 2024, with just one, two or three stays before the end of March. → Read More

What is a secured credit card?

Secured credit cards can help you build your credit when you have bad or limited credit. Here's when, why and how to get a secured credit card. → Read More

Bilt Rewards app adds live award availability powered by Point.me

Active Bilt members can now search live airline award availability for Bilt transfer partners in the Bilt Rewards app. The feature is powered by Point.me. → Read More

What I'd like to see in an updated Choice Privileges program

The Choice Privileges program will undergo some updates soon. Here's what we'd like to see remain and what we'd like to see change. → Read More

Which purchases qualify for 3 points per dollar with the Ink Business Preferred?

If you have a small business, the Ink Business Preferred likely earns 3x points on some of your frequent purchases since it offers broad bonus categories. → Read More

Southwest provides points; extends elite status and Companion Pass for select travelers

After operational issues over the holidays, Southwest is offering some members points, elite status and Companion Pass extensions and extra time to qualify. → Read More

Rent Day is back on Jan. 1: Earn extra Bilt Rewards points on purchases and trivia

Bilt Rewards is holding another Rent Day on Jan. 1. This time, highlights include double Bilt Rewards points on non-rent purchases and bonus points on trivia. → Read More

Why I'm spending $848 to extend my Oneworld Sapphire status by 9 months

One TPG staffer walks us through her decision to buy Malaysia Airlines Enrich miles to extend her Enrich Gold status by nine months. → Read More

Big news: Alaska Mileage Plan publishes new partner award chart

Alaska Mileage Plan removed region-to-region airline-specific award charts for international awards and replaced them with a single award chart. → Read More

Holiday devaluation: Emirates Skywards increases award prices with no notice

Emirates Skywards has again increased many of its first and business class award prices with no notice. Here's what you need to know. → Read More

From Utah to Florida: 25 properties you can book for less with Choice Hotels' Sweet Spot Rewards

Here's what you need to know about Choice Hotels' Sweet Spot Rewards if you want to redeem Choice Privileges points for an upcoming stay with Choice Hotels. → Read More