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.

Chase Launches Best-Ever 100K Point Offers on All Southwest Personal Cards

Chase just announced record-high welcome offers of up to 100,000 points on all three consumer Southwest cards. Not only is this an exceptional bonus, but it also comes at the perfect time to earn a Companion Pass through the end of 2023. Here’s our overview of these incredible offers and why Southwest points may be more useful than ever in 2022 and beyond.

Huge Welcome Offers Return for Delta Amex Cards

American Express has launched limited-time offers on six of the most popular Delta SkyMiles credit cards. Three of the cards are arguably promoting the best new-cardmember bonus we’ve seen to date, while the other offers are near a high-water mark we see only rarely. Check out our review of the latest offers and pick up a lucrative SkyMiles bonus.

Who is Eligible to Get a Bonus on the Citi Premier Card?

Are you eligible for the record-high 80,000-point bonus on the Citi Premier® Card? Like many card issuers, Citi implements a few policies that limit who can earn a lucrative welcome bonus. In this post, we’ll break down all the rules you need to know before applying for a ThankYou Rewards card.

Earning Points as a Team with the Freedom Unlimited

Chase Ultimate Rewards are the perfect type of points to earn as part of a two-person strategy. My wife, Gabriela, is just getting started with points and miles, and the Freedom Unlimited is the ideal choice for her first rewards card. In today’s post, I’ll share our strategy for earning rewards as a team—and how you can do it too.

Earn 5X Ultimate Rewards on Groceries for 12 Months with Freedom Cards

The Chase Freedom cards are a great way to supercharge the points you earn without paying an annual fee. If you’ve had your eye on the Chase Freedom Flex℠ or Chase Freedom Unlimited®, now is a great time to take advantage of an increased welcome offer. In addition to a $200 cashback bonus, new cardmembers can also earn 5% cashback (or 5x Ultimate Rewards) on up to $12,000 spent on groceries during the first year.

How to Choose the Right Delta Credit Card

Even if you only fly with Delta a few times per year, a Delta credit card can save you money and dramatically improve your travel experience. There are seven different Delta Skymiles cards. And, if you choose wisely, you’ll get far more value than it costs to keep your card for the long term. Here’s our guide to help you decide which one is the best fit for you.