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.

Choice Fall Promotion: Stay 2 Nights Get 1 Night Free

Choice Privileges fall promotion is live. And it’s very familiar to long-time fans of Choice Privileges. For a limited time, Choice is offering up to 8,000 bonus points after completing every two eligible stays. This is enough to book a free night award at over 1,000 Choice hotels, including some pricey upscale properties overseas. If you have an upcoming stay, be sure you register before checking out!

Buy IHG Points With a 75% Bonus, 0.57 Cents Per Point

IHG just launched its latest point sale, offering up to a 75% bonus on point purchases through October 11. If maximized, members can buy points for as little as 0.57 cents each. This falls short of the best point sale we’ve ever seen IHG offer, but it still could be a good option if you need points now.

Delta Removes Change Fees From Some Awards, Extends Card Benefits and Lounge Memberships

Delta just announced several major SkyMiles program updates. And, that good news is it’s all positive. The airline is extending Sky Club memberships, Medallion status perks, and co-branded credit card benefits. In addition, Delta is permanently slashing fees and restrictions on many domestic award tickets. But, unfortunately, there are some notable exclusions.

Innovative New X1 ‘Smart Card’ Announced

An intriguing new ‘smart card’ just hit the scene, and a waitlist is already open for prospective cardholders ahead of its debut this winter. The X1 credit card is a brand new rewards card concept, offering cutting-edge technology and compelling point-earning schemes with no annual fee. We’re covering everything we know about the X1 Card to see if it lives up to the hype.

Widespread AA Domestic Web Specials Starting at Only 5,000 Miles!

The AwardWallet team found another massive wave of ultra-discounted AA domestic award availability. Fly across the U.S., make a short hop to a small town, or visit that favorite travel destination—all for only 5,000 AA miles each way. Even better, book worry-free, thanks to waived award reinstatement fees for all award bookings through the end of 2020.

Buy LifeMiles With a Best-Ever 200% Bonus, Just 1.1¢ Per Mile

LifeMiles just launched its best-ever buy miles promotion, offering members the opportunity to purchase LifeMiles with a 200% bonus. This rate allows members to top-off their LifeMiles balance for only 1.1¢ per mile—the best price ever offered. If you have a good redemption you’ve been waiting to make, now’s your chance.

Earn 3,000 Point Bonus on New Rakuten Accounts

Rakuten (formerly known as eBates) has a top-notch offer for new members. You can earn 3,000 bonus Membership Rewards points by signing up for a new account and linking your account to a Membership Rewards-earning card. We will show you step-by-step how to take advantage of this incredible offer.