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.

Amex Adds Cell Phone Protection to Many Premium Cards

Starting April 1, 2021, Amex will add cell phone protection as a new benefit for several popular card products. If you use your qualifying Amex card to pay your cell phone bill, you can be reimbursed up to $800 for repair or replacement costs in the event it’s stolen or damaged—including cracked screens! Here’s what you need to know about the new benefit and how it compares to other cards.

Buy Wyndham Points With a 40% Bonus, Under 1 Cent Each

Wyndham Rewards just launched its latest buy points promotion. Through April 5, loyalty members can buy Wyndham Rewards points with a 40% bonus. That’s a rate of just 0.93¢ per point! With over 9,000 properties worldwide, there are lots of properties where you can receive outsized value from this deal. In this post, we go through the details to show you how to take advantage of this offer.

Ends Today: Alaska Offers a Free Flight to California Residents, Plus 30% Off California Flights

Act fast! Alaska Airlines is running two incredible promotions. California residents can sign up for a Mileage Plan account and receive a FREE round-trip flight within California for just the $15 taxes! Non-California residents: book a flight to or from California flown by Alaska Airlines and save 30% on the price! But don’t wait to act—both offers end today!

Everything You Need to Know About Alaska Airlines Joining Oneworld

In early 2020, Alaska Airlines shocked travelers by announcing plans to join Oneworld in 2021. After a few changes, we now have a firm date for the completion of the rollout: March 31, 2021. From new elite benefits to when you can redeem Alaska miles on Oneworld partners, here’s everything we currently know about this exciting development.

Last Chance: Get the Brex Cash Card to Score 110,000 Points With No Annual Fee

Brex is one of the most exciting newcomers to the world of award travel. If you open a new Brex Cash account this week, you can earn a bonus of up to 110,000 points (worth $1,100+)—with no annual fee! One of the huge advantages of this offer is that applying won’t trigger a hard inquiry on your personal credit. Brex Cash is only available to small businesses. But if you do qualify, you don’t want to miss this offer.