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.

British Airways Extends AARP Discount Into 2024, Offers 10% Savings for Chase Cardholders

British Airways offers two lesser-known but valuable benefits for saving on booking flights to Europe. Both were just extended for bookings for the next year. Here’s how you can save up to $200 per person per round-trip for just a $16 annual membership fee. Plus, Chase cardholders can save 10% off the remaining cost of the flight by applying a discount code.

Buy JetBlue TrueBlue Points With Up to a 60% Bonus

JetBlue recently launched a new buy points promotion. Now through February 24, 2023, this new offer gives TrueBlue members the ability to buy points for as little as 1.85¢ each. But is that a good deal? Let’s look at when it makes sense to buy JetBlue points — and when it doesn’t.

Buy Southwest Points with up to a 45% Discount (1.65¢ each)

Southwest is running a promotion to buy points with up to a 45% discount on purchases made by February 20, 2023. Loyalty members who buy at least 5,000 points will score Rapid Rewards points for just 1.65¢ per point. Is this a good deal? Here’s a look at the promotion and factors to consider before you pull out your wallet.

Flash Sale: Buy British Airways Avios With a 40% Bonus

British Airways is running a new sale for Executive Club members to buy Avios with a 40% bonus. However, given how British Airways determines the currency used, this deal’s value varies from excellent to terrible. Let’s look at this sale to see if there’s any value for you when buying Avios at this price. If you’re interested, you need to act fast, as this sale ends January 20, 2023.

[Extended] Buy LifeMiles With up to a 165% Bonus (1.25¢ per LifeMile)

Avianca is back with yet another appealing buy miles promotion! Now through January 27, 2023, you can buy LifeMiles with up to a 165% bonus by registering through a special link. When maximized, that drops the price of buying LifeMiles down to as little as 1.25¢ per mile. That’s one of the better LifeMiles promotions we’ve seen. Here are some times when buying LifeMiles at 1.25¢ could make sense.

Buy Alaska Miles With up to a 60% Bonus (1.85 Cents per Mile)

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 a best-ever 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.