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.

Donate Aeroplan Points to Miles4Migrants and Double Your Impact

Miles4Migrants is a 501(c)(3) charity that uses donated frequent flyer miles to help reunite asylum-seekers and refugees on their journey to their new forever home. Now through July 2022, the Shapiro Foundation will match all donations to Miles4Migrants, up to 5 million points. So donate now for double the impact towards helping Ukrainian refugees.

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

Now through May 20, 2022, 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 just 32k ThankYou points each way or economy flights to Europe from 13k points one-way. If you know how to utilize Flying Blue miles, this transfer bonus is an awesome opportunity.

15 Airline, Hotel Programs That Have Still Paused Point Expiration Due to COVID-19

When the COVID-19 pandemic brought most travel to standstill, many airline and hotel programs paused point expiration. However, as more people are traveling these days, airline and hotel loyalty programs are resuming normal expiration policies. Here is the latest information on point expiration rules related to COVID-19 – including the 15 major airline and hotel programs that have still paused expiration.

FoundersCard Adds Several New Discounts. 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. Already in 2022, FoundersCard announced several new discounts and perks, including renewing its complimentary Virgin Atlantic elite status benefit. So, in this post, I dive into all of the perks to consider whether a FoundersCard membership is worth the cost.

British Airways Extends AARP Discount Through 2023, Offers 10% Savings for Chase Cardholders

British Airways offers two lesser-known but valuable benefits for saving on booking flights to Europe, and both were just extended for bookings for the next couple of months. Here’s how you can save up to $200 per person per round-trip for just a $16 annual membership fee. Plus, Chase cardholders can save 10% off the remaining cost of the flight by applying a discount code.

Act Fast: Buy British Airways Avios With a 50% Bonus

British Airways is running a flash sale 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 sale to see if there’s any value you when buying Avios at this price. And you need to act fast if you’re interested.

A Complete Guide to American Airlines AAdvantage Elite Status

Welcome to the new American Airlines AAdvantage program and a completely new way to earn elite status. Now that the program has been completely overhauled, here’s a revised look at how to earn elite status, what the different tiers offer in terms of benefits, and everything else you need to know about status tiers in AAdvantage.