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 Marriott Points With up to a 50% Bonus (0.83¢ Per Point)

Marriott’s new promotion to buy points comes out at 0.83¢ a piece, plus an extra 10% discount for those who pay with UnionPay. This opens the door to stays at the most lavish Marriott properties at a fraction of the cost, going on safari in Africa for under $42 per night, or just scoring inexpensive domestic getaways for as little as $33 per night.

Citi Prestige’s $250 Travel Credit Isn’t Limited to Travel in 2022

In 2020, Citi debuted the ability for cardmembers of the Citi Prestige® Card to redeem their annual $250 travel credit for supermarket and restaurant purchases. This made it much easier for cardholders of Citi’s premium travel rewards card to receive value when they can’t—well—travel. With things still not back to normal in 2022, the card issuer has extended this flexibility through 2022.

Best Rewards Cards for Travel Purchases in 2022

Redeeming points and miles for travel is the endgame for all award travelers, but even the most seasoned point collectors have to cough up some hard-earned cash sometimes. That’s why it’s essential to have a great card for travel purchases. Here’s a roundup of all the best cards for travel purchases in 2022.

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