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.

Check To See If You’re Targeted To Earn 1,000 Bonus AA Miles per Night at Hyatt Properties

Hyatt and American Airlines just released their latest partner promotion good for stays from April 15 through July 31, 2021. During that timeframe, targeted and registered Hyatt members can earn 1,000 bonus AAdvantage miles per night at Hyatt properties worldwide. That’s a solid deal, especially when stacked with the other promotions Hyatt is currently offering. Here’s how to check if you’re targeted and register.

Chase Expands Peloton Partnership, Extends Pay Yourself Back and Travel Credit Flexibility

Chase just announced a new facet to its partnership with Peloton, adding new earning bonuses for large Peloton purchases made with the Sapphire Preferred and Sapphire Reserve. Plus, Sapphire cardholders can now continue to utilize several popular Covid-era features for longer than expected, such as the just-extended ‘Pay Yourself Back’ tool and Sapphire Reserve travel credit flexibility.

How to Get Airline Elite Status Without Flying

For non-business travelers, airline elite status presents a conundrum. It’s desirable to improve your travel, but airlines only tend to bestow it to those that fly (and suffer) a ton without it. But what if you could shortcut your way to elite status without paying your dues first? In this post, we’ll show you how.

Transfer Citi ThankYou Points to Flying Blue With a 25% Transfer Bonus

Now through April 16, 2021, Citi cardholders can convert ThankYou points to Flying Blue miles and receive a 25% transfer bonus. This opens the door to several lucrative redemption opportunities, including business class flights from the U.S. to Europe for only 43,000 points each way or intra-Europe flights from 4,000 points one-way. If you know how to utilize Flying Blue miles, this transfer bonus is an awesome opportunity.

How to Easily Combine Two Chase Account Logins

One of the cons of having both personal and business credit cards with Chase is juggling your multiple login credentials. To simplify things, Chase recently added a new feature to its online account center. Customers can now easily combine multiple logins into one—including personal and business accounts. Now you only need to remember one login! Here’s how to do so.

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.