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Toni Perkins-Southam

Freelance Writer

Toni Perkins-Southam joined the AwardWallet team in 2017 as a moderator for AwardTravel 101, the original Facebook points and miles community, before later joining the AwardWallet Blog team as a freelance writer.


She is an award travel enthusiast who has been leveraging credit card rewards to travel around the world, for nearly free, with her husband and their four young children. Toni and her kids have spent the last several summers living in Europe, Central and South America and have encountered countless adventures throughout their travels.


Her passion is to inspire other big families by showing and teaching them that traveling with kids is not only logistically possible, but financially feasible for even the smallest of budgets.

8 Haunted Hotels You Can Book with Points

Halloween is upon us and all the spooky feels are in the air. For those of you who want to embrace the season of the supernatural, what’s better than planning a stay at a haunted hotel? Doing it with points, of course! Here's a list of 8 fantastically freaky hotels you can book with points.

25% Transfer Bonus From Citi to LifeMiles. Use to Book United Flights From 6k Citi Points.

Citi just launched a new transfer bonus to Avianca LifeMiles. Here's a look at how you can get 25% more LifeMiles when transferring from Citi ThankYou points until November 5, 2023. From domestic United flights for 6k Citi ThankYou points to business class to Europe for 28k Citi ThankYou points, here are some of the incredible sweet spots this unlocks.

How Does The Hilton Free Night Reward Work?

Hilton has several co-branded credit cards that award a free night certificate to cardholders. These certificates can offer incredible value with a little bit of planning and research. Certificates are not capped by a point amount or category (like many other free nights), and they can be used at all but a short list of excluded properties.

World Of Hyatt Award Rebate: Get 20% Back at Select Hyatt Brands

Summer travel is here and in full force and that means so is Hyatt's latest seasonal promotion. From July 11 through September 17, 2023, co-branded Hyatt cardholders can get a 20% points rebate at select hotels. From boutique hotels in Austin for under 10k points to staying in the heart of Europe for under 3k points, here's how you can maximize this promotion.

Marriott, Uber Just Increased the Requirement for Earning Bonvoy Points on Uber Eats Food Delivery

Marriott Bonvoy members can earn up to 6x Bonvoy points on qualifying Uber and Uber Eats purchases. However, Marriott just increased the requirement for what qualifies as an eligible purchase. In this post, we will show you how to link your Marriott Bonvoy and Uber accounts so that you can start earning through this new partnership. Plus, here are the best cards to use to maximize your return on Uber Eats orders.

What You Need to Know About Priority Pass Lounges

Having access to airport lounges is a game-changer when it comes to the travel experience. With Priority Pass Select, you can access lounges throughout the world for no additional cost. Additionally, you can enjoy a credit on meals at eligible restaurants and use your membership for other non-lounge experiences.

All Hotel Elite Status Match & Fast Track Opportunities

The only thing better than award travel is award travel with elite status. When you hold elite status with a brand, you can enjoy huge money-saving perks, ranging from free room upgrades to bonus earnings on every dollar you spend. Here are all the status match and elite status fast track opportunities currently available with hotel programs.

The World of Hyatt Business Credit Card Review

Hyatt and Chase have teamed up to deliver a top-tier business card in the World of Hyatt Business Credit Card. This long-awaited product comes with welcome offer of 60,000 points, alongside high-value perks that should put it on the radar of any Hyatt member with a small business.

Capital One Offers Adds More Retailers, More Offers for Cardholders

Capital One Offers is Capital One's newly expanded program for earning cash back when shopping through select merchants. Initially, the selection of retailers was limited, but Capital One has added a significant number of new merchants recently. Moreover, there are even more options for cardholders than what you can see on the public-facing page.

Supercharge Your AwardWallet Account by Connecting Your Email

Connecting your email account to AwardWallet will open up a whole new world of convenience and organization. It takes just minutes to set up, and once you do it, AwardWallet can provide more timely, detailed, and accurate information about your rewards and travel plans. Learn how to supercharge your AwardWallet account by securely connecting your email today.

Earn 50,000 Bonus Points with the US Bank Altitude Connect

The U.S. Bank Altitude Connect Visa Signature card is a user-friendly option that comes with a generous welcome offer along with practical everyday spending categories. Travel purchases and fuel purchases—which include gas stations and electric vehicle charging—earn 4x points, and grocery purchases get 2x back.

How to Track Your Travel Plans with the AwardWallet Timeline

Did you know AwardWallet can automatically organize all of your travel plans and reservations into a convenient master itinerary? From flights and hotel stays to rental cars and dinner reservations, AwardWallet makes it easy to access all the details you need with a click or a tap. Here’s a look at how this handy feature works.

How to Track Your Rewards Using AwardWallet

Welcome to our series on how to use AwardWallet! We're here to help you make the most of our powerful tools for tracking your loyalty programs, rewards points, and travel plans. In this post, we’ll take you on a brief tour and guide to your account list—your home for staying up to date on all of your connected loyalty accounts.

Hilton Honors Increases Points Costs at Many Top Hotels

Hilton recently devalued several of its top-tier properties with no notice. Hotels that were once 95,000 Hilton points per night have shot up to 110,000 and even 120,000 points per night. Here's a look at the Hilton Honors properties where we are seeing increases in the number of points you need for a reservation.