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.

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.

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.

The Best Uses of Emirates Skywards Miles

Emirates holds a lot of prestige in the aviation industry. In this article, we’re going to show you how using their Skywards Miles can get you into some of the nicest seats in the sky as well as save you points on your next redemption.

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.

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!