Erik Paquet


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 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.

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.

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.

5% Back with Chase Freedom Q1 2019

You can now register to activate your 5% bonus category earning with your Chase Freedom card. This quarter’s categories are gas stations, drugstores, and tolls. The 5% bonus only applies to the first $1,500 spent at participating categories, which will earn you $75 in cashback (7,500 Ultimate Rewards).

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.

Chase World of Hyatt Credit Card Review

The The World Of Hyatt Credit Card is an excellent value for anyone who stays with Hyatt at least once or twice per year. The annual free night certificate (and the chance to earn a second free night with $15,000 in spend) make this card a great asset to hang on to for the long term. Check out our full review for all the details.

Sweet Spots for World of Hyatt Awards

When you think of “sweet spots”, airline award charts are likely the first thing that comes to mind. However, hotel award charts have their sweet spots as well, especially when the corresponding program is a transfer partner of another valuable…