Erik Paquet

Editor-in-Chief

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 Abroaders.com, 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 Austin, Texas with his wife Gabriela. 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.

Hertz Raises Award Prices on Standard Rentals

Hertz has made a significant devaluation to their award chart for standard rental awards with no advance notice. The points required have increased for most types of redemptions. Since there was no announcement or press release, we’ve created a before-and-after chart to illustrate the changes.

Flash Sale: 50% Off Award Travel with Iberia Plus

IberiaPlus has launched a flash sale offering 50% off award tickets until February 10, 2019. The discount applies to all classes of service on Iberia-operated flights through April 15th. If you’re able to find an itinerary that fits your schedule, a one-way flight from North America to Spain could cost as little as 8,500 Avios in economy or 17,000 Avios in business class.

Only Two Days Left to Earn a 200K Bonus with the Spark Miles Card

The huge welcome offers for the Capital One® Spark® Miles for Business and the Capital One® Spark® Cash for Business cards are set to expire on January 28, 2019. If you have a business that can meet the big spending requirement of $50,000 in the first six months, this offer is an all-time high and definitely worth considering.

Thank You for Being an AwardWallet Member

As we kick off the new year, we would like to take a moment to thank you for being a member. Your enthusiasm for travel made 2018 an exciting year at AwardWallet, and we’re glad you’ve chosen us to help you manage your loyalty programs and travel plans. Our team put together some 2018 statistics on the AwardWallet community that we thought you might enjoy.