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.

When Should You Buy United Miles Without a Bonus?

United’s latest mileage sale has ended, but you can still buy United miles if you need to top off an award. Also, here are the ways to get United miles without having to pay for them—either by transferring points from Chase Ultimate Rewards or by earning them through a credit card.

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.

When to Consider Buying IHG Points With a 100% Bonus

IHG has just announced its latest point sale, offering up to a 100% bonus on point purchases through June 15. If maximized, members can buy points for as little as half a cent each! This matches the best point sale we’ve ever seen IHG offer, making it a terrific opportunity for some redemptions.