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.

Hyatt Extends “Work From Hyatt” Program Through 2022

Hyatt originally launched its “Work From Hyatt” and “Office for the Day” programs in 2020. These have proven to be so popular that both have been extended through 2022. Here are the latest details on these Hyatt programs, including where they’re available, what they offer, and benefits/perks earned by World of Hyatt members.

Amex Giving All Cardmembers $50 to Shop Small

American Express just launched a unique new Amex Offer to incentivize cardmembers to “shop small”. Through December 31st, cardmembers who activate the offer will receive a $10 credit every time they spend $10 or more with a small business, up to five times! That’s $50 of credits when you use your Amex at a small business.

Capital One’s 4 Most Valuable Transfer Partners

Last year, Capital One made game-changing improvements to its loyalty program, adding four new transfer partners and giving you a better conversion rate for seven existing partners. To help you make the most of the Capital One Venture X card’s 75,000-mile signup bonus, we’ve created this guide to the best partners and how to use them.

Best Credit Card for Dining and Restaurants [2022]

Restaurant and delivery spending is a large portion of many American’s budgets. In fact, over 37% of all spending on food in the U.S. is spent dining out. That’s why it’s so important to have a credit card in your wallet that earns solid rewards for restaurant purchases. To help you find that perfect card, we’ve rounded up all of the top choices here.

The Most Incredible Suites Bookable With World of Hyatt Points

The World of Hyatt program is an incredible example of hotel loyalty done right. Hyatt charges far fewer points for a free night than the competition—including to book the best rooms at top-tier properties. My favorite Hyatt redemptions are for ‘Premium Suites’, which members can book for double the standard award rate. Here are our picks for the best Hyatt Suites across the globe.

How to Earn American Airlines Miles

Want to book a luxurious first-class trip? Need to get to a remote destination thousands of miles away? Whichever the case, chances are good that AAdvantage miles can get you there. In this post, we’re doing a rundown of all the ways to earn these valuable miles. From credit cards to shopping portals, we’ve got it all covered here.

Stack LifeMiles Promotions to Save on Incredible Awards (Lufthansa First Class: 33k Points + $665)

LifeMiles is currently hosting two incredibly lucrative promotions at the same time. First, you can convert Citi ThankYou points to LifeMiles and receive a 25% bonus. Second, you can receive another 115% bonus when transferring LifeMiles to another account. The real fun begins when you combine both promotions. Stack these promotions to book Lufthansa first class awards to Europe by starting with just 17,000 ThankYou points.

Beginner’s Guide to Shopping Portals

Online shoppers, listen up! If you regularly make purchases from online stores, you should be using a shopping portal to maximize your earnings. But how do you choose which portal to use? In this post, we walk you through all of the best shopping portals to make selecting the right one (and earning the best return) a piece of cake.