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.

Emirates Skywards Slashes Award Fees by Over 90%

Emirates offers some of the best onboard products in the sky. But booking these aspirational seats can be expensive—even on award redemptions. Perhaps not anymore. Recent searches on Emirates’ site are displaying a massive drop in carrier surcharges across the board. We are seeing some cuts to out-of-pocket costs as great as 90%!

Buy United Miles With up to a 75% Bonus [Targeted]

United has just announced its latest mileage sale, allowing MileagePlus members to purchase miles with up to a 75% bonus. If maximized, you’ll pay as little as 2¢ per mile. That’s a decent rate, but not the cheapest rate that we’ve seen United sell miles. Still, it opens the possibility of booking premium cabin awards for a reasonable price—even after United’s recent devaluation.

Chase Adds the Ability to Easily Combine Two Account Logins

One of the cons of having both personal and business credit cards with Chase is juggling your multiple login credentials. To simplify things, Chase has recently added a new feature to its online account center. Customers can now easily combine multiple logins into one—including personal and business accounts. Now you only need to remember one login!

Buy Marriott Points With a Best-Ever 60% Bonus

With Marriott’s just-launched point sale, Bonvoy members can buy points for just 0.78¢ a piece. That’s the cheapest rate we’ve ever seen them sold. This opens the door to stays at the most lavish properties at a fraction of the cost—which is great if you want to stay at a hotel fit for a movie star but can’t afford the movie star price. But, it’s also great for scoring inexpensive domestic getaways.