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.

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.

Does It Make Sense to Buy Choice Points With a 30% Bonus?

Choice Privileges just launched a new buy points sale offering a 30% bonus when buying 20,000 or more Choice Privilege points now through September 27, 2021. That lets loyalty members snag Choice Privileges points for as little as 0.76¢ a piece. From a getaway along Route 66 to an ice bar in Stockholm, here’s where Choice points can be especially valuable.

Beginner’s Guide to Shopping Portals

Online shoppers, listen up! If you regularly make purchases from online stores, you should be using a shopping portal to maximize your earnings. But how do you choose which portal to use? In this post, we walk you through all of the best shopping portals to make selecting the right one (and earning the best return) a piece of cake.

World Of Hyatt Selling Points With a 30% Bonus

Hyatt just announced its latest buy points sale, offering members a 30% bonus on purchased points now through October 31, 2021. 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.