The biggest problem I have as a frequent traveler — besides trying to keep up on the latest news and gossip — is tracking my miles and points. I am a member of over 20 different loyalty programs, and I also track another dozen for Megan. In addition to keeping track of account numbers and passwords I need to know how many points in each program and when those points expire. AwardWallet is a great online tool to make sure these problems never happen.
Now, some of you may remember I took issue with a particular ad on AwardWallet last year, but I never changed my position that it was a useful service. I actually suggested they charge people more to use it. But we’ve worked past our differences, and I can comfortably recommend AwardWallet to new users. Read on to learn how to win one of 15 free upgrades to their premium service!
There are FIVE key features of AwardWallet I’ll discuss in this post in hopes of convincing you to start using AwardWallet:
AwardWallet is free to use. Anyone can create an account and use it indefinitely at no cost, so there’s no reason not to sign-up. But upgrades are available that enable you to track historical account balances, add additional expiration alerts, and export data to Excel.
AwardWallet stores your account numbers and passwords to automatically update balances, elite status, and expiration dates. Click on one to visit that program directly. Not comfortable with sharing passwords? You can still create a profile and update information manually. (My number one use for AwardWallet is just remembering account numbers.)
AwardWallet lets you track multiple users from one account. Logging into multiple accounts is annoying, and often each family only has one fanatic who keeps track of things; Megan and I use each others’ miles and points all the time. So instead I’ve linked her account to mine so all of her program balances show up in their own section.
AwardWallet tracks more loyalty programs than any other service I know of. It includes the obscure (WallyPark’s WallyClub frequent parking program), the ubiquitous (Hyatt Gold Passport), and even some that barely relate to travel. There are hundreds of programs!
AwardWallet automatically collects your upcoming reservation details to create online itineraries. Now, this service isn’t quite as seamless as TripIt, but it at least it doesn’t require you to feed it information. You can also import existing itineraries from Sabre’s VirtuallyThere.
Now, what about those free upgrades? They’re good for six months each, and I earn them when new people sign up for AwardWallet. I certainly don’t need them all for myself, so here’s how to get your hands on my stash. Just make a comment below and I will randomly select 15 people to receive one upgrade code each. Existing users may also enter. Your comment should be one of the following:
- One question you have about AwardWallet if you’re new to the service.
- One of AwardWallet’s features that you really like.
- One feature you wish AwardWallet would add.
Update: All winners have been selected and contacted. You are welcome to post additional comments, but you will not be entered for a free upgrade.