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.

Rakuten: Earn 3,000 Bonus Points for Signing Up for a New Account

Rakuten (formerly known as eBates) is offering new members a top-notch offer of 3,000 bonus Membership Rewards points just by signing up for a new account and linking your account to a Membership Rewards-earning card. We will show you step-by-step how to take advantage of this offer – and why you’ll want to use Rakuten in the first place.

Buy British Airways Avios With Up to a 50% Bonus

British Airways just launched a promotion for Executive Club members to buy Avios with a 50% bonus. However, given how British Airways determines the currency used, this deal’s actual value varies from okay to downright terrible. Let’s take a look at this buy Avios sale to see if there is any value to be had at all.

Buy Etihad Miles With Up to a 60% Bonus Through New Buy Miles Promotion

Etihad just launched a new buy miles promotion, offering Etihad miles for as little as 1.25¢ apiece. This is nearly the lowest price Etihad has ever sold them, and it provides a solid way of saving money by buying and redeeming miles. With Etihad’s sweet-spot-filled partner award charts, there are plenty of situations where buying miles could save you a bunch of money.

Buy Wyndham Points With a 25% Discount, Under 1 Cent Each

Wyndham Rewards just launched its latest buy points promotion. Through August 25, loyalty members can buy Wyndham Rewards points with a 25% discount. That’s a rate of just 0.975¢ 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.

How to Earn American Airlines Miles

Want to book a luxurious first-class trip? Need to get to a remote destination thousands of miles away? Whichever the case, chances are good that AAdvantage miles can get you there. In this post, we’re doing a rundown of all the ways to earn these valuable miles. From credit cards to shopping portals, we’ve got it all covered here.

Buy Hilton Honors Points With a 100% Bonus

Hilton just launched a new buy points promotion, offering Honors members the chance to buy packages of Hilton Honors points with a 100% bonus now through July 29, 2021. This enables you to purchase Hilton points at a compelling 0.5¢ per point. We dig in to demonstrate how this can be an excellent deal in some situations.

Stack LifeMiles Promotions to Save on Incredible Awards (Lufthansa First 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 Lufthansa first class awards to Europe by starting with just 17,000 ThankYou points.