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.

Hilton Adds Ways to Digitally Share Your Key, Introduces Advanced Room Upgrades

Hilton recently announced that it would be introducing a series of system updates in an effort to enhance the overall experience for its guests. The first of these new features lets guests share a digital key to their room through Digital Key Share. Hilton is also rolling out advanced upgrades for elite members. Here’s what we know so far about how these perks will work.

Hyatt Offers Globalists a Shortcut to Requalifying

World of Hyatt is offering a shortcut to requalification to select Globalists who are short on nights for the year. The offer is not available publicly, so members will need to contact their concierge representatives. Once enrolled, members will need to earn 20 nights before February 28, 2022. Then you’ll maintain elite status through early 2023.

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.

Hyatt Introduces Peak and Off-Peak Pricing Model

Back in December 2019, Hyatt announced it would be changing the way award nights are priced. Those plans were temporarily put on hold due to the Covid-19 pandemic. But as of October 26, 2021, Hyatt implemented these changes for all nights stayed on March 1, 2022 or after. Here’s what you need to know about the new pricing.