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.

A Complete Guide to Southwest Rapid Rewards

Southwest Rapid Rewards is a unique loyalty program among the big four domestic carriers. It doesn’t offer any first-class seats, and it utilizes a boarding process that’s disliked by many. However, it also provides awards on all flights, easy-to-earn points, and a one-of-a-kind “elite status” that’s arguably the best deal in domestic travel. Here’s everything you need to know about this unique program.

Flash Sale: Buy United Miles With a 100% Bonus

United just launched its latest buy miles sale, offering members either the opportunity to buy miles with up to a 100% bonus. That’s the best bonus that we’ve seen United offer, and this opportunity is only around for a few days. But, does it even make sense to buy miles? Let’s take a look at some examples.

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 15,000 or more Choice Privilege points now through June 25, 2021. That lets loyalty members snag Choice Privileges points for as little as 0.76¢ a piece. From a getaway along Route 66 to an ice bar in Stockholm, here’s where Choice points can be especially valuable.

Register to Earn 5X Points on Shipping and Home Improvement Stores Using Chase Business Cards

Chase just announced an exciting promotion offering increased earning rates for targeted small business credit cards. Starting today, June 8, 2021, customers currently carrying an Ink, Southwest, or United business card are eligible to earn up to 5X (or 5%) per dollar on up to $10,000 in combined shipping and home improvement purchases. That’s 50,000 total points if maximized!

[Extended] Buy LifeMiles With a 160% Bonus (With a Way to Get a 175% Bonus, 1.2¢ Per Mile)

LifeMiles just extended its buy miles promotion, offering members the opportunity to purchase LifeMiles with a 160% bonus—or a 175% bonus through a special link. This rate allows members to top off their LifeMiles balance at only 1.2¢ per mile. That’s the best purchase rate ever offered! LifeMiles offers a generous award chart and minimal fees on partner redemptions, making this a promotion certainly worth considering.

Buy Wyndham Points With a 35% Bonus, Under 1 Cent Each

Wyndham Rewards just launched its latest buy points promotion. Through June 30, loyalty members can buy Wyndham Rewards points with a 35% bonus. That’s a rate of just 0.963¢ 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.