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.

Flash Sale: Buy United Miles With Up to a 100% Bonus

United just unveiled its latest mileage sale, giving MileagePlus members the chance to purchase miles with up to a 100% bonus. If maximized, you’ll pay as little as 1.75¢ per mile. That’s the cheapest rate that we’ve seen United sell miles, and it opens the possibility of booking premium cabin awards for a reasonable price—even after United’s recent devaluation.

Supercharge Your Miles with the AAdvantage eShopping Portal

American Airlines offers a lucrative shopping portal called the AAdvantage eShopping mall. Use this portal to supercharge your AA earnings with minimal effort and no additional spending. In this post, we’ve put together a guide to walk you through how using the AA portal could earn you a ton of miles on your regular purchases.

Does It Make Sense to Buy Choice Points With a 25% Discount?

Choice Privileges just launched a new buy points promotion offering a 25% discount when buying 10,000 or more Choice Privilege points now through August 16, 2020. That lets loyalty members to snag Choice Privileges points for as little as 0.74¢ a piece. From a getaway to Rocky Mountain National Park to an ice bar in Stockholm, here’s where Choice points can be especially valuable.

A Complete Guide to the AAdvantage Dining Program

One of the best ways to boost your balance of AA miles is with the AAdvantage Dining Program. Simply create an account, link a card, and watch the miles roll-in whenever you dine at a partner restaurant. It’s that easy! In this guide, we’re walking you through the entire process.

Earn 3,000 Point Bonus on New Rakuten Accounts

Rakuten is one of our favorite online shopping portals, and creating a new account just became even more rewarding. For a limited time, new accounts with a linked Amex Membership Rewards earning card can earn 3,000 bonus points after making their first purchase. If you haven’t created a Rakuten account yet, we show you why you should start earning Membership Rewards from your online purchases.

Earn up to 10x Points With New Chase Sapphire Bonus Categories

The benefits just keep on coming! Chase just announced three new promotional bonus categories for Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card and Chase Sapphire Reserve® cardholders: gas stations, streaming services, and Instacart purchases. Plus, both cards will also be eligible for up to $50 in statement credits towards an Instacart Express membership.