Travel Tip Tuesday: Keeping Track of Your Points and Miles–10 Free Upgrades!
Even if you are just beginning to dabble in the miles game, keeping track of your point balances and various programs quickly becomes a challenge. Each program has a different account number, user name, password, expiration date, etc. It can quickly become difficult to track everything even with just a few programs—and once you forget about miles or points, or let them expire—they are often gone for good.
This Travel Tip Tuesday focuses on one program that I have found helpful in tracking my points and miles, hopefully you will find it useful as well…and am giving away 10 free upgrades to their premium service so you can check it out!
Hands down, Award Wallet is my favorite program to track my points and miles. The basic version, which is great, is totally free and simple to use. Once you create an account, you can add as many different points and mileage programs as you want, and Award Wallet will track the balances for you. It is not limited to just airline programs–you can add hotels, rental cars, credit card rewards, casino loyalty programs, and many more. They currently support 672 different award programs! Additionally, Award Wallet has mobile apps, so you can access your balances, account numbers, etc while on the go.
According to their website:
“AwardWallet is designed to help tracking different loyalty accounts for you and your family. We do it by logging into the different reward accounts and retrieving your balance on your behalf. We will retrieve or calculate expiration, elite level, etc. and show this information in a single, easy to understand report.”
In order to unlock the benefits of the website, you have to provide passwords to each of your loyalty accounts. At first, I was worried about this and the various privacy issues, but I have had absolutely no problems, and I have not heard of any other users experiencing problems associated with their accounts being hacked due to Award Wallet issues. Their FAQ page has more information on how they keep your accounts secure.
Award Wallet supports the majority of major programs out there, with just a few exceptions. For example, United Airlines will not let Award Wallet auto log in to check you balance for you–however, their is a work around. Basically you set up your United Mileage Plus statement to forward to Award Wallet each quarter and your balance and status will update immediately upon receipt. Although this is a bit of a pain–it is only necessary for a couple of the major programs.
Here is an example screen shot of what the site looks like:
Note, that each mileage program is also identified by their alliance, if they are part of one, making it easy to quickly identify potential award flight options based on the type of miles you are trying to redeem. If you choose to upgrade to their premium service, Award Wallet Plus, for $10 every 6 months. Their premium service allows you to track all your mileage program expiration dates as well as provides you their OneCard, which is a handy tool. It is a credit card sized plastic card with magnetic strip (which enables you to check in for your flights at airport kiosks. The card will have your personal account numbers and program phone numbers printed on the front and back sides. The card can contain up to 30 different loyalty program accounts listed.
10 Free Upgrades!
Once you sign up for a free account at this link: Award Wallet Link, if you are one of the first 10 readers to use the following code, you will also get FREE Award Wallet Plus benefits for the next 6 months: Just input coupon code free-lyzuua
Having a simple, easy to use program to track all the various loyalty programs and balances has really made things simpler. I no longer have to worry about losing miles because I didn’t realize they were expiring–I can log into just one site and easily click through to any of my award programs because my password info is saved in award wallet, and finally, I can track all my balances on just one page. Check it out and let me know what you think!