Katie Genter, The Points Guy

Katie Genter

The Points Guy

Cheyenne, WY, United States

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Recent articles by Katie:

9 lesser-known benefits of the Amex Blue Cash Preferred Card

The Amex Blue Cash Preferred Card earns 6% cash back on grocery purchases from U.S. supermarkets. But, this card also offers many lesser-known perks. → Read More

5 ways Hilton Honors should improve its loyalty program

The Hilton Honors loyalty program has a lot to love. So, in this guide, I describe what I love and then suggest five areas for improvement. → Read More

Book any hotel in one upscale brand for 20,000 points or less this fall

Cambria is Choice Hotels' highest-quality brand. And, this fall you can stay at any Cambria hotel for 20,000 Choice Privileges points per night or less. → Read More

6 ways IHG Rewards Club should improve its loyalty program

The IHG Rewards Club program has a solid credit card offering as well as good value points. But, the program should improve in a few areas, such as elite perks. → Read More

Why this is the year to push for higher Marriott Bonvoy elite status

It's easier than ever to earn a higher elite status tier in the Marriott Bonvoy program in 2020. Here's why and how I'm earning Platinum Elite status this year. → Read More

19 ways to earn more Choice Privileges points

You can earn Choice Privileges points through more than just stays at Choice Hotels. In this article, I consider all of the ways to earn more Choice points. → Read More

Is Southwest More Rewards a good use of points?

You can use Southwest Airlines points to buy products, gift cards and non-Southwest travel through the Southwest More Rewards program. But, is it a good deal? → Read More

What it was like to rent an RV for $1 a day from California to Texas during the pandemic

We drove a rental RV from California to Texas this summer. Here's what it was like renting an RV and doing an RV relocation during the coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

6 ways Choice Privileges should improve its loyalty program

The Choice Privileges program is great for high-value redemptions. But, from a loyalty standpoint, the program needs improvement. Here are my suggestions. → Read More

26 Maui hotels you can book with points

You can use Marriott Bonvoy, World of Hyatt, Hilton Honors and other types of hotel points to book your dream stay in Maui, Hawaii. Here's what you should know. → Read More

Why this camping loyalty program is worth its $33 fee

The KOA Value Kard Rewards program provides discounts, points and partner perks for tent, RV and cabin campers. This guide helps you decide whether to sign-up. → Read More

The ultimate guide to Capital One Venture Rewards

Select Capital One cards earn Capital One Venture Rewards miles. These miles can be redeemed at a fixed value or transferred to airline and hotel partners. → Read More

Nashville is next: TPG's guide to Clear airports and stadiums

Clear identity verification can save you time at participating airports and stadiums. Here are the airports and stadiums that currently offer Clear. → Read More

9 things to know about visiting a national park right now

I recently visited three U.S. national parks: Rocky Mountain, Grand Canyon and Petrified Forest. Here's what it's like to visit these parks during a pandemic. → Read More

How I’m earning over $360 in points and perks on a $517 all-inclusive stay

Choice Hotels and AMResorts are running stackable promotions that let you earn 50k Choice points on a $500+ stay at AMResorts while getting other perks. → Read More

How to use your decrepit RV to get free hotel nights

If you have a terrible RV, you may be able to get Hotels.com gift cards by sharing photos and videos of your RV with Hotels.com through the RV Rescue promotion. → Read More

Earn extra Delta miles at your favorite local restaurants with SkyMiles Dining

You can earn Delta miles at local restaurants, bars and clubs by enrolling in SkyMiles Dining. These miles are on top of your credit card rewards. → Read More

Complete guide to M Life Rewards in Las Vegas and beyond

MGM Resorts' loyalty program, M life Rewards, provides rewards and perks at MGM Resorts destinations in Las Vegas and beyond. Here's how to use this program. → Read More

The award traveler’s guide to Choice Privileges

The Choice Privileges program doesn't provide many elite benefits. But, Choice points are easy to earn and can provide outsized redemption value. → Read More

Earn extra points at over 11,000 restaurants with Marriott's Eat Around Town program

Marriott's Eat Around Town is a dining rewards program that lets you to earn extra Marriott Bonvoy points when you dine with select restaurants, bars and clubs. → Read More