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 British Airways Avios With a 50% Bonus

British Airways currently offers 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.

How to Get Airline Elite Status Without Flying

For non-business travelers, airline elite status presents a conundrum. It’s desirable to improve your travel, but airlines only tend to bestow it to those that fly (and suffer) a ton without it. But what if you could shortcut your way to elite status without paying your dues first? In this post, we’ll show you how.

Buy Flying Blue Miles With up to an 80% Bonus

Flying Blue just launched a buy miles promotion flash sale, offering loyalty members the opportunity to snag miles for as little as 1.82¢ a piece. That’s a good rate, but not the best that we’ve seen from Flying Blue. Still, it could be useful if you need a few more miles to top off your account and you don’t have another source.

Transfer Citi ThankYou Points to Flying Blue With a 25% Transfer Bonus

Now through April 16, 2021, Citi cardholders can convert ThankYou points to Flying Blue miles and receive a 25% transfer bonus. This opens the door to several lucrative redemption opportunities, including business class flights from the U.S. to Europe for only 43,000 points each way or intra-Europe flights from 4,000 points one-way. If you know how to utilize Flying Blue miles, this transfer bonus is an awesome opportunity.

Buy Etihad Miles With up to a 30% Bonus Through New Buy Miles Promotion

Etihad just launched a new buy miles promotion, offering Etihad miles for as little as 1.54¢ apiece. While this isn’t the lowest price Etihad has ever sold them, it still 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.

How to Easily Combine Two Chase 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 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! Here’s how to do so.

Does It Make Sense to Buy Choice Points With Up to a 40% Bonus?

Choice Privileges just launched a new buy points sale offering a 40% bonus when buying 3,000 or more Choice Privilege points now through April 27, 2021. That lets loyalty members snag Choice Privileges points for as little as 0.71¢ a piece. From a getaway along Route 66 to an ice bar in Stockholm, here’s where Choice points can be especially valuable.