Toni Perkins-Southam

Community Organizer

Toni joined the AwardWallet team in 2017 as a moderator for AwardTravel 101, the original Facebook points and miles community. Now she helps run the group in addition to writing for AwardWallet.


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.

Score IHG Platinum Elite Status in Just Five Nights Through New Fast Track Offer

IHG’s latest fast track to Platinum Elite status promotion is live. Register anytime between now and March 12. Then, you will have 90 days to complete the stay requirements. You’ll need just 5 nights to extend your Platinum Elite status through December 2023. Then again, you can score Platinum Elite status with zero nights with the right credit card. Here are the details of both options.

Hilton Finally Adds Ability to See Free Night Certificates Online

Historically, Hilton has made it relatively hard for its members to see and redeem their free weekend night certificates. Hilton has now tackled the first issue, and now members can view their rewards online. Members can also view past certificates, as well as expiration dates. But unfortunately, you’ll still have to call in to redeem your free night.

Delta Adds More Restrictions for Basic Economy Fares

Delta Air Lines quietly updated its Basic Economy earning structure and change and cancellation rules, and the results are not good. You will no longer earn SkyMiles on Basic Economy fares. Additionally, no elite-qualifying credits will be earned when flying in Basic Economy. Here’s what you need to know about these changes.