Patrick Stouffer

Patrick Stouffer

Freelance Writer

Patrick is a freelance musician, writer, and travel consultant currently based in Los Angeles. He joined the AwardWallet team in 2019.


For the last ten years, Patrick has been living on the road full-time as a musician for various Broadway musical theatre tours and cruise ship productions. He met his wife, Patricia, while they were both working on a cruise ship in the East China Sea. Since then, their mutual love for travel has been a driving force in their relationship. Between work and leisure, Patrick and his wife have visited over 50 countries together, using points and miles to finance and elevate all of their experiences.


When he’s not playing trumpet, writing about points and miles, or traveling, Patrick enjoys going to the gym, trying craft beers, and spending time at the lake with his family.

Buy Southwest Points With Up To a 50% Discount (1.5¢ each)

Southwest just launched a new promotion to buy points with up to a 50% discount on points purchased. This offer runs until June 20, 2023. Loyalty members who are targeted for this offer can score Rapid Rewards points as cheap as 1.5¢ per point. If you want to take advantage of this promotion, now's the time to do so. But is this a good deal? Here's a look at the promotion and factors to consider before pulling out your wallet.

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Hilton has launched another promotion, allowing members the chance to buy points with a 100% bonus! If you want to take advantage of this deal, you have until July 18, 2023 at 11:59 pm ET. This promotion enables you to purchase a maximum of 320,000 Hilton points at a reasonable 0.5¢ per point. Let's see how this can be an excellent deal in some situations.

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Wyndham Rewards just launched its latest promotion to buy points with a discount. Through May 23, 2023 loyalty members can buy Wyndham Rewards points with a 25% discount. That's a rate of just 0.975¢ per point! With over 9,000 properties worldwide, there are lots of properties where you can receive outsized value from this deal. In this post, we go through the details to show you how to take advantage of this offer.

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Now through June 17, 2023, Citi cardholders can convert ThankYou points to Flying Blue miles and receive a 25% transfer bonus. This opens the door to several lucrative redemption opportunities, including business class flights from the U.S. to Europe for just 33k ThankYou points each way or economy flights to Europe from 9k points one-way. If you know how to utilize Flying Blue miles, this transfer bonus is an awesome opportunity.

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On April 1, Amex launched a 30% transfer bonus to Hilton Honors. Now's your last chance to take advantage of this offer. After the 30% transfer bonus, you'll get 2.6 Hilton points for every 1 Amex point transferred, making it one of the better Hilton transfer bonuses we've seen from Amex. However, that doesn't necessarily make it a good idea for everyone. Here are some considerations to determine if it's right for you.

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Alaska just launched a new mileage sale, offering Mileage Plan members the chance to buy miles with up to a 60% bonus. Members who maximize this sale will have the ability to purchase Alaska Mileage Plan miles for 1.85¢ a piece. At this price, it could make sense to buy Alaska miles in some situations. Here's a look at the details.

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Now through midnight UK time on March 31, Virgin Atlantic Flying Club members can buy Virgin points at up to a 70% bonus. When maximized, you can buy Virgin points at just 1.48¢ per point. When you combine this with Virgin Atlantic's sweet spots — from Delta economy to ANA first class — this can present a fantastic opportunity to save.