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 Southwest Points with up to a 45% Discount (1.65¢ each)

Southwest is running a promotion to buy points with a 45% discount on purchases made by September 22, 2022. Loyalty members who buy at least 3,000 points will score Rapid Rewards points for just 1.65¢ per point. Is this a good deal? Here’s a look at the promotion and factors to consider before you pull out your wallet.

Flash Sale: Buy LifeMiles With up to a 145% Bonus (1.35¢ per LifeMile)

Avianca is back with yet another buy miles promotion – but only for a short time. Through September 8, 2022, you can buy LifeMiles with up to a 145% bonus by registering through a special link. When maximized, that drops the price of buying LifeMiles down to as little as 1.35¢ per mile. That’s one of the better promotions we’ve seen in a while. Here are some times when buying LifeMiles at 1.35¢ could make sense.

Stack LifeMiles Promotions to Save on Incredible Awards (Lufthansa Biz Class: 33k Points + $665)

LifeMiles is currently hosting two incredibly lucrative promotions at the same time. First, you can convert Citi ThankYou points to LifeMiles and receive a 25% bonus. Second, you can receive another 115% bonus when transferring LifeMiles to another account. The real fun begins when you combine both promotions. Stack these promotions to book first class awards to Europe by starting with just 17k ThankYou points.

Buy World of Hyatt Points With a 30% Bonus (1.85¢ Per Point)

Hyatt’s latest promotion to buy points offers members a 30% bonus on purchases of 3,000 or more points now through September 30, 2022. If maximized, World of Hyatt members can snag Hyatt points for 1.85¢ per point. Here are the amazing opportunities this opens up, from an all-suite resort in Bali to a private island in the Caribbean.

Buy Flying Blue Miles With Up to a 100% Bonus

Flying Blue launched its latest buy miles promotion sale, offering loyalty members the opportunity to snag miles for as little as 1.675¢ per mile. While a 100% bonus sounds appealing, this isn’t the best rate we’ve ever seen Flying Blue offer. Still there are some times where it can make sense to buy Flying Blue miles.

[Targeted] Transfer Amex Membership Rewards Points to Asia Miles and Receive a 20% Bonus

American Express is currently offering a transfer bonus to Asia Miles (Cathay Pacific’s loyalty program). Often overlooked, Asia Miles can provide fantastic value, particularly on select Oneworld partner redemptions. Great sweet spots opened up by this transfer bonus include 59k-point Cathay Pacific business class flights to Asia or 70k-point Qatar and Japan Airlines business class as far as you can fly.

How to Easily Combine Chase Account Logins

One of the cons of having both personal and business Chase credit cards is juggling your multiple login credentials. To simplify things, Chase recently added a 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! Here’s how to do so.

Buy JetBlue TrueBlue Points With Up to a 70% Bonus

There’s a new sale through which you can buy JetBlue points with up to a 70% bonus. The promotion runs through August 31, 2022. While the 70% bonus may sound attractive, how does the math check out? Here’s a closer look at whether or not it’s a good deal when buying points for a fixed-value rewards program.