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.

[Extended] Capital One Adds New Redemption Options – Restaurants, Streaming Services, and Phone Services

As travel came to a standstill in April 2020, Capital One offered Venture and Spark cardholders another use for their travel-oriented miles: using them for restaurants and streaming services. This promotion has been extended multiple times since and is now valid through June 30, 2021. Here’s what you need to know about using your miles for these alternatives.

FoundersCard Adds New Elite Status Shortcuts. Should I Finally Sign Up?

FoundersCard is a membership program designed for traveling entrepreneurs and business executives. Through its partnerships, members can get a slew of travel perks. For 2021, FoundersCard announced several exciting new benefits, including complimentary Virgin Atlantic elite status. So, in this post, I dive into all of the perks to consider whether a FoundersCard membership is worth the cost.

You Can Now Book Etihad Awards Using Aeroplan Points — Including ‘The Apartment’

In June 2020, Air Canada Aeroplan partnered with Etihad Guest, allowing reciprocal earning and redeeming opportunities. Now that Aeroplan has relaunched as a new program, we are revisiting this partnership. While both programs can offer solid value, we’re particularly excited about how this partnership makes booking Etihad’s premium-class cabins a little more accessible for award travelers.

Check To See If You’re Targeted To Earn 1,000 Bonus AA Miles per Night at Hyatt Properties

Hyatt and American Airlines just released their latest partner promotion good for stays from April 15 through July 31, 2021. During that timeframe, targeted and registered Hyatt members can earn 1,000 bonus AAdvantage miles per night at Hyatt properties worldwide. That’s a solid deal, especially when stacked with the other promotions Hyatt is currently offering. Here’s how to check if you’re targeted and register.

Buy Virgin Points With up to a 50% Bonus

Virgin Atlantic just announced a new buy points promotion. Through April 30, 2021, Flying Club members can buy up to 225,000 points for as little as 1.81¢ per point. That’s an incredible deal considering some of the partner award sweet spots available—including ANA first class for less than $1,000 one-way!

Chase Expands Peloton Partnership, Extends Pay Yourself Back and Travel Credit Flexibility

Chase just announced a new facet to its partnership with Peloton, adding new earning bonuses for large Peloton purchases made with the Sapphire Preferred and Sapphire Reserve. Plus, Sapphire cardholders can now continue to utilize several popular Covid-era features for longer than expected, such as the just-extended ‘Pay Yourself Back’ tool and Sapphire Reserve travel credit flexibility.