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.

Buy Hilton Honors Points With a 100% Bonus

Hilton extended its buy points promotion, offering Honors members the chance to buy packages of Hilton Honors points with a 100% bonus now through December 7, 2021. This enables you to purchase Hilton points at a compelling 0.5¢ per point. We dig in to demonstrate how this can be an excellent deal in some situations.

Buy Wyndham Points With a 25% Discount, Under 1 Cent Each

Wyndham Rewards just launched its latest buy points promotion. Through November 12, 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.

Last Chance: Buy Marriott Points With Up to a 55% Bonus (With a Trick to Mint Airline Miles for 1.95¢)

For Marriott’s Week of Wonders, Marriott is offering a buy Bonvoy points flash sale. Bonvoy elite members can buy Marriott points for just 0.81¢ a piece, while non-elite members will pay 0.83¢ each. This opens the door to stays at the most lavish Marriott properties at a fraction of the cost, going on safari in Africa for under $37 per night, or just scoring inexpensive domestic getaways for as little as $32 per night.

Get 10X Points Through Rakuten This Week, Plus 3,000 Bonus Points for New Members

Rakuten (formerly known as eBates) is offering up to 10% Cash Back (or 10X Membership Rewards points) on purchases this week, including many travel brands. Plus, new members can score a top-notch offer of 3,000 bonus Membership Rewards points just by signing up for a new account and linking your account to a Membership Rewards-earning card. We will show you step-by-step how to take advantage of both of these incredible offers.

Does It Make Sense to Buy Choice Points With a 30% Bonus?

Choice Privileges just launched a new buy points sale offering a 30% bonus when buying 20,000 or more Choice Privilege points. That lets loyalty members snag Choice Privileges points for as little as 0.84¢ a piece. But this offer is only valid now through November 8, 2021. From visiting the Niagra Falls to an ice bar in Stockholm, here’s where Choice points can be especially valuable.

Marriott’s Launches New Week of Wonders Promotion, Plus Bonus Points on Stays This Fall

Marriott’s Week of Wonders is live! Among the dozens of promotions, members can score a 25% discount on new bookings, earn bonus points or property credits at certain brands, and cardholders get additional bonus points. Plus, some Bonvoy members are seeing targeted promotions, including earning a Free Night Award for completing just one stay! Here’s how to check your account for these targeted promotions, and a roundup of all other Marriott promotions currently available.