Patrick Stouffer

Patrick Stouffer

Staff 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.

How to Buy Iberia Avios for Just 1.46¢ Each, and Why You Might Want to Do So

Iberia just launched its newest mileage sale, offering a 45% bonus on Avios purchases through November 6, 2020. If maximized, Iberia members can grab Avios for as little as 1.46¢ a piece. Considering the sweet spots offered by the Avios program—from business class to Europe for 68,000 Avios round-trip to domestic awards on American Airlines from 11,000 Avios round-trip—this could be a great deal for those with a plan.

Does It Make Sense to Buy Choice Points With Up to a 25% Discount?

Choice Privileges launched a new buy points sale offering a 25% discount when buying 3,000 or more Choice Privilege points now through November 6, 2020. That lets loyalty members snag Choice Privileges points for as little as 0.74¢ a piece. From a getaway to along Route 66 to an ice bar in Stockholm, here’s where Choice points can be especially valuable.

Why Now is a Great Time to Book a Dream Trip to French Polynesia

While the COVID-19 pandemic continues to make traveling difficult, one dream destination has already re-opened its borders to all travelers. If you’ve ever heard of Tahiti, Bora Bora, of French Polynesia, chances are you’ve dreamed of vacationing there. Thanks to significant safety precautions and generous award availability, now could be the perfect time to make that dream a reality. We will show you how to do so in this post.

The 5 Best Hotel Credit Card Offers Available Now

Hotel cards are back in force, providing higher-than-ever value for new applicants. Among the current offers, two provide unprecedented bonuses, another offers a best-ever 140,000 bonus points, and two others offer 130,000 bonus points. Even better, all of these cards offer great long-term benefits for an annual fee under $100. Let’s take a look at why now is a great time to get a new hotel credit card.

Hyatt Postpones Program Updates, Tweaks Hotel Award Categories, Extends Point and Award Validity

Hyatt just announced even more program updates. Thankfully, most of them are positive for World of Hyatt members. First, Hyatt further paused point expirations and further extended all Free Night, Club Lounge, and Suite Night Awards. Second, Hyatt postponed the introduction of peak/off-peak award pricing (again) and will only make changes to award pricing at 16 properties between now and 2022.