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 Use Marriott Boundless Free Night Certificates

The Marriott Boundless anniversary Free Night Award is one of the card’s top benefits and can return an excellent value to cardholders year after year. And right now, new cardmembers can earn a bonus of 5 Free Night Awards worth up to 50K points each. Here’s our updated guide on how to make the most of Marriott Boundless free night certificates.

Buy Etihad Miles With a 50% Bonus (1.33¢ Per Mile)

Etihad Guest is offering a new buy miles promotion flash sale, offering up to a 50% bonus on miles on purchases through June 30, 2022. This gives members the ability to pick up Etihad miles for as little as 1.33¢ each. This isn’t the best price we’ve seen for Etihad miles, but it could make sense to buy in some situations.

Last Chance to Buy Iberia Avios With Up to a 50% Bonus

Iberia just launched its newest mileage sale, offering a 50% bonus on Avios purchases through June 24, 2022. If maximized, Iberia members can grab Avios for as little as 1.26¢ 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 6,000 Avios each way—this could be a great deal for those with a plan.

Buy World of Hyatt Points With a 30% Bonus (1.85¢ Per Point)

Hyatt’s latest promotion to buy points offers members a 30% bonus on purchases of 5,000 or more points now through August 1, 2022. If maximized, World of Hyatt members can snag Hyatt points for 1.85¢ per point. Here are the amazing opportunities this opens up, from an all-suite resort in Bali to a private island in the Caribbean.

Register to Earn 1,000 American Airlines Miles Per Stay at Eligible Hyatt Hotels

Registration is now open for the newest bonus earning promotion for the partnership between Hyatt and American Airlines. Through September 5, 2022, World of Hyatt members can earn 1,000 American Airlines AAdvantage miles for every stay at eligible Hyatt hotels. This is like a promotion the partners ran a few months ago, but at that time it was targeted. This promotion is available for all Hyatt members, but first you need to register.

Buy United Miles With Up to a 90% Bonus

United is back with a flash sale to buy miles. Now through June 17, 2022, MileagePlus members can buy United miles with up to a 100% bonus. At best, you’ll effectively pay as little as 1.88¢ per mile. But, is this worth it? Let’s take a look.

Buy Flying Blue Miles With a Best-Ever 120% Bonus

Flying Blue just launched its latest buy miles promotion sale, offering loyalty members the opportunity to snag miles for as little as 1.39¢ per mile. This rate is the best we’ve ever seen Flying Blue offer. Here are some times where it can make sense to buy Flying Blue miles.