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.

Citi Prestige’s $250 Travel Credit Isn’t Limited to Travel in 2021

In 2020, Citi debuted the ability for cardmembers of the Citi Prestige® Card to redeem their annual $250 travel credit for supermarket and restaurant purchases. This made it much easier for cardholders of Citi’s premium travel rewards card to receive value when they can’t—well—travel. With things not looking too much better for 2021, the card issuer has extended this flexibility through 2021.

Last Chance: Convert Southwest Travel Funds to Rapid Rewards Points (And Why You Should)

A few months after it was teased, Southwest started allowing loyalty members to convert Southwest travel funds into Rapid Rewards points in August. And we were surprised that the conversion rate was much better than expected! If you haven’t already taken advantage of this, December 15 is your last chance to transfer existing travel funds to Rapid Rewards points.

Get a Free Night After Just Two Stays at Best Western

Best Western has announced a new promotion offering Rewards members a free night certificate after completing two separate stays through January 31, 2021. Unfortunately, the terms of the promotion limit the free night certificate’s validity to March 31, 2021. With that in mind, does this promotion make sense for your situation?