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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.

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.

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.

Breaking: Delta Award Sale to Europe for 32,000 Roundtrip

Delta's latest flash sale is offering up to 50% off round-trip economy awards between the U.S. and Europe. Bookings must be made by Wednesday, December 19th for travel from January 14th to March 6th, 2019. Discounted destinations include Paris, London, Milan, and Brussels with nonstop service from multiple Delta hubs in the U.S.

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Earn 60,000 Bonus Miles with the AAdvantage® Aviator® Red World Elite Mastercard®

The AAdvantage® Aviator® Red World Elite Mastercard® can provide solid value for the occasional American flyer, with perks like early boarding, a free checked bag, and discounts on inflight purchases. It's also one of the few cards offering a welcome bonus you can earn by making just a single purchase (of any amount) within the first 90 days of card membership. Here's a quick overview of why you might want to pick up the Aviator Red.