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.

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.

A Complete Guide to Southwest Rapid Rewards

Southwest Rapid Rewards is a unique loyalty program among the big four domestic carriers. It doesn’t offer any first-class seats, and it utilizes a boarding process that’s disliked by many. However, it also provides awards on all flights, easy-to-earn points, and a one-of-a-kind “elite status” that’s arguably the best deal in domestic travel. Here’s everything you need to know about this unique program.

Register to Earn 5X Points on Shipping and Home Improvement Stores Using Chase Business Cards

Chase just announced an exciting promotion offering increased earning rates for targeted small business credit cards. Starting today, June 8, 2021, customers currently carrying an Ink, Southwest, or United business card are eligible to earn up to 5X (or 5%) per dollar on up to $10,000 in combined shipping and home improvement purchases. That’s 50,000 total points if maximized!

How to Search and Book British Airways Avios Award Flights

British Airways Avios provide incredible value if you know how to redeem them. Beyond flights with British Airways itself (which can have high taxes and fees), Avios can also be used to book award travel on 20+ airlines across the globe – including American Airlines and Alaska. In this guide, we’ll show you how to redeem your Avios for maximum value.

Capital One Adds New Redemption Options – Restaurants, Streaming Services, and Phone Services

As travel came to a standstill in April 2020, Capital One offered Venture and Spark cardholders another use for their travel-oriented miles: using them for restaurants and streaming services. This promotion has been extended multiple times since and is now valid through June 30, 2021. Here’s what you need to know about using your miles for these alternatives.

You Can Now Book Etihad Awards Using Aeroplan Points — Including ‘The Apartment’

In June 2020, Air Canada Aeroplan partnered with Etihad Guest, allowing reciprocal earning and redeeming opportunities. Now that Aeroplan has relaunched as a new program, we are revisiting this partnership. While both programs can offer solid value, we’re particularly excited about how this partnership makes booking Etihad’s premium-class cabins a little more accessible for award travelers.