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.

Best Rewards Cards for Dining and Restaurants [2021]

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 our top choices here.

Who is Eligible to Get a Bonus on the Chase Sapphire Preferred?

Can you get a Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card if you’re an authorized user on someone else’s account? This is a question that we get asked all the time. The short answer is ‘yes’, but you’ll need to factor in the other eligibility rules before you apply. In this post, we’ll cover everything you need to consider before submitting that application.

IHG Traveler Card: 60,000-Point Bonus and No Annual Fee

The IHG® Rewards Club Traveler Credit Card is a great value for the occasional IHG guest. This card charges no annual fee and comes with nice perks like a fourth night free on award redemptions, 20% savings on buying IHG points, and no foreign transaction fees. Check out all the benefits in our full review.

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

With travel at a standstill, many people are reconsidering the value of their travel credit cards. Does it make sense to keep a card meant for traveling when you can’t travel? With this question in mind, Capital One has made a bold move to continue providing value to its cardholders, now allowing members to redeem for more than just travel.

Chase Extends Pay Yourself Back, Expands to Ink and Freedom Cards

Chase has announced the extension of its popular ‘Pay Yourself Back’ feature, which was initially set to expire on September 30. Even better, Chase is expanding the feature to certain Ink and Freedom credit cards and offering several new eligible purchase categories. In this post, we cover all the details, including why we think ‘Pay Yourself Back’ is here to stay.

Best Credit Cards for Everyday Purchases in 2021

There are hundreds of credit cards on the market, each offering a bonus for a different kind of purchase. But what do you do when a purchase doesn’t fall neatly into any bonus category? In this post, we discuss the best cards to use for everyday purchases. From rewards points to cash back to purchase erasers, here are the best cards for everyday, non-bonus purcahses.

Delta Removes Change Fees From Some Awards, Extends Card Benefits and Lounge Memberships

Delta just announced several major SkyMiles program updates. And, that good news is it’s all positive. The airline is extending Sky Club memberships, Medallion status perks, and co-branded credit card benefits. In addition, Delta is permanently slashing fees and restrictions on many domestic award tickets. But, unfortunately, there are some notable exclusions.

Innovative New X1 ‘Smart Card’ Announced

An intriguing new ‘smart card’ just hit the scene, and a waitlist is already open for prospective cardholders ahead of its debut this winter. The X1 credit card is a brand new rewards card concept, offering cutting-edge technology and compelling point-earning schemes with no annual fee. We’re covering everything we know about the X1 Card to see if it lives up to the hype.