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 LifeMiles With a 140% Bonus (With a Way to Get a 150% Bonus, 1.32¢ Per Mile)

LifeMiles just launched a new buy miles promotion, offering members the opportunity to purchase LifeMiles with a 140% bonus—or a 150% bonus through a special link. This rate allows members to top off their LifeMiles balance at only 1.32¢ per mile. That’s one of the better purchase rates ever offered. LifeMiles offers a generous award chart and minimal fees on partner redemptions, making this a promotion certainly worth considering.

Best Rewards Cards for Dining and Restaurants [2021]

Restaurant and delivery spending is a large portion of many American’s budgets. In fact, over 37% of all spending on food in the U.S. is spent dining out. That’s why it’s so important to have a credit card in your wallet that earns solid rewards for restaurant purchases. To help you find that perfect card, we’ve rounded up all of the top choices here.

Flash Sale: Buy Alaska Miles With up to a 60% Bonus (1.85 Cents per Mileage Plan Mile)

Alaska launched a mileage flash sale, offering Mileage Plan members the chance to buy miles with up to a 60% bonus. Members who maximize this sale will have the ability to purchase Alaska Mileage Plan miles for 1.85¢ a piece—one of the best rates Alaska has offered. But, the bonus drops to 50% on September 16. So, act quickly if you want to buy Alaska miles at the optimal rate.

The Most Incredible Suites Bookable With World of Hyatt Points

The World of Hyatt program is an incredible example of hotel loyalty done right. Hyatt charges far fewer points for a free night than the competition—including to book the best rooms at top-tier properties. My favorite Hyatt redemptions are for ‘Premium Suites’, which members can book for double the standard award rate. Here are our picks for the best Hyatt Suites across the globe.