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.

Check To See If You’re Targeted To Earn 1,000 Bonus AA Miles per Night at Hyatt Properties

Hyatt and American Airlines just released their latest partner promotion good for stays from April 15 through July 31, 2021. During that timeframe, targeted and registered Hyatt members can earn 1,000 bonus AAdvantage miles per night at Hyatt properties worldwide. That’s a solid deal, especially when stacked with the other promotions Hyatt is currently offering. Here’s how to check if you’re targeted and register.

JetBlue Launches “Mystery” Buy Points Sale

JetBlue launched its latest buy points sale, offering customized promotions to targeted TrueBlue loyalty members. The best promotion offers the ability to buy points with up to a 70% bonus. That’s close to the cheapest JetBlue has ever sold them. But with a fixed-value rewards program, is buying points ever a good idea?

Buy United Miles With Up to a 85% Bonus, 2.03 Cents Per Mile

United just launched its latest buy miles sale, offering up to 85% bonus miles. If maximized, you’ll pay as little as 2.03¢ per mile. That’s the sold rate and could translate into significant savings in some circumstances. But, when does it make sense to buy miles, especially during a pandemic? Let’s take a look at some examples.

Buy LifeMiles With a 155% Bonus (With a Trick to Get a 170% Bonus, 1.22¢ Per Mile)

LifeMiles just extended its buy miles promotion, offering members the opportunity to purchase LifeMiles with a 155% bonus—or a 170% bonus through a special link. This rate allows members to top-off their LifeMiles balance at only 1.22¢ per mile. That’s close to the best price ever offered. LifeMiles offers a generous award chart and minimal fees on partner redemptions, making this a promotion certainly worth considering.

Buy Virgin Points With up to a 50% Bonus

Virgin Atlantic just announced a new buy points promotion. Through April 30, 2021, Flying Club members can buy up to 225,000 points for as little as 1.81¢ per point. That’s an incredible deal considering some of the partner award sweet spots available—including ANA first class for less than $1,000 one-way!

World Of Hyatt Selling Points With a 25% Discount

Hyatt just announced its latest buy points sale, offering members a 25% discount on purchased points now through April 30, 2021. If maximized, World of Hyatt members can snag Hyatt points for as little as 1.8¢ per point. Here are the amazing opportunities this opens up, from an all-suite resort in Bali to a private island in the Caribbean.

Chase Expands Peloton Partnership, Extends Pay Yourself Back and Travel Credit Flexibility

Chase just announced a new facet to its partnership with Peloton, adding new earning bonuses for large Peloton purchases made with the Sapphire Preferred and Sapphire Reserve. Plus, Sapphire cardholders can now continue to utilize several popular Covid-era features for longer than expected, such as the just-extended ‘Pay Yourself Back’ tool and Sapphire Reserve travel credit flexibility.