Erik Paquet

Director of Marketing

Erik joined the AwardWallet team in 2018. He attended the University of Michigan where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics. During school, he discovered points and miles as a way to fund frequent international trips and a semester abroad in Santiago Chile.


Following school, he began traveling full time and co-founded, a startup that helps travelers earn and redeem rewards points for maximum value.


Erik first connected with AwardWallet while looking for a tool to manage complex award bookings for clients. With the help of the AwardWallet booking platform, he and his team have redeemed over 49 million points for 2.2 million in airfare savings.


Erik lives in Sao Paulo, Brazil. When not obsessing about points and miles, his hobbies include cooking, photography, learning languages, exploring national parks, watching Michigan athletics (Go Blue!) and of course, travel.

Earn a $500 Bonus with Altitude Connect and Pay No Annual Fee for the First Year

U.S. Bank’s Altitude Connect card has one of the most underrated offers on the market! New cardmembers can earn a sign-up bonus worth $500 and pay no annual fee for the first year. And if that weren’t enough, you’ll earn at least 4x points—equivalent to 4% cash back—on virtually any purchase related to travel, including taxis, rideshare, or even gas stations and electric vehicle charging.

Ending Soon: Earn 5,000 AAdvantage® Loyalty Points with Bask Bank

Bask Bank is currently offering an exciting limited-time offer for new customers who open a Bask Mileage Savings Account through December 15, 2022. For the first time ever, the Mileage Savings Account signup bonus will award Loyalty Points to help you reach the next level of American AAdvantage® elite status. Here are the key details to help you decide if this account is best for you.

Earn a Southwest Companion Pass Through 2024 With Southwest Credit Cards

The Southwest Companion Pass is arguably the most valuable perk in airline travel today. If you want to earn a Companion Pass through to the end of 2024, now is the time to start planning your card application strategy to ensure you can maximize the number of months you hold the pass. Check out our latest strategy guide on how to pick up the Companion Pass for the better part of two years by leveraging Southwest credit cards.

Citi Custom Cash℠ Card: Earn a $200 Bonus and 5% Cash Back

The Citi Custom Cash℠ Card is an innovative rewards card that features an excellent $200 cashback bonus (issued as 20,000 ThankYou points), earns up to 5% back on eligible bonus categories, and charges no annual fee. The latest ThankYou Rewards card to join Citi’s ThankYou Points ecosystem, the Citi Custom Cash is the perfect card to complement Citi’s premium ThankYou Rewards cards like the Citi Premier® Card.

A Beginner’s Guide to Credit Card Application Rules

U.S banks play a huge role in the travel rewards ecosystem. Learning about credit card application rules won’t be the most exciting part of your points-and-miles education. But it’s hard to overstate the importance of building a healthy relationship with the banks. In this post, we explain how to build a sustainable, long term credit-card strategy—without falling out of the banks’ good graces.

How Does the Chase 5/24 Policy Work?

One rule we’re asked to clarify on a regular basis is the Chase 5/24 policy. Although not an officially published rule, 5/24 is a set of guidelines restricting the approval of new Chase credit card products to applicants with less than 5 new credit card accounts added to a credit report over the past 24 months.