The more involved you become in successfully “travelling better for less”, the more you are likely to have built up a substantial points and miles balance.
While many loyalty points travellers will tend to focus on certain schemes, a healthy “mileage portfolio”, will give you much greater flexibility to book the redemptions that really work for you.
The problem with a large mileage portfolio is keeping track of it!
Loyalty points expire, you forget exactly which schemes you are signed up to, the log-in process for certain sites can be complicated. In short, reviewing any extended portfolio of miles and points can be a very tricky and time-consuming process.
If only there was something to make this whole process easier…
So let me present… AwardWallet
AwardWallet is an absolute Godsend for the loyalty points collector. It allows you to track – in one place – a huge range of loyalty schemes via the AwardWallet website and mobile app, including:
- Most major airline mileage schemes (Avios etc)
- Hotel loyalty schemes (Hilton Honors etc)
- Credit Cards (your Amex Membership Rewards balance etc)
- Supermarkets (Tesc Clubcard, Nectar etc)
- Cashback Sites (TopCashback etc)
How does it work?
AwardWallet lets you store your log-in and password details for pretty much all the key loyalty schemes and then, at the click of a button, you can see what your running balance is for all of them.
There’s also a very slick mobile app:
The first question people ask me when I recommend AwardWallet is just how secure it is to submit all your log-in details to them.
First up, you don’t actually have to. You can store all your log-in data locally on your PC, not on their server. The issue with this, however, is that you can then only check your balances on this PC.
I, and many others, have been using AwardWallet for several years now and I’ve not encountered one complaint about their levels of security. In addition, here’s some reassurance from AwardWallet’s FAQs on security:
So I strongly recommend getting the full benefit of AwardWallet and having them store your passwords for you.
More generally, I’d argue that there’s a very obvious security benefit in having all your loyalty schemes tracked regularly, as it very clearly and easily notifies you of any fraud that is occurring on one of your accounts.
I’m sold, but how much is it?
AwardWallet offers a totally free version, and an “AwardWallet Plus” premium version at a small cost. I always go with the Plus version, not least for what I’d argue is its most crucial feature – the points expiry tracking option.
The free version includes the following features:
Plus membership gets you the following additional features:
Plus membership ordinarily costs $30 for one year. However, see below for how you can get your first 6 months free!
We have a little something for you…
You can obviously sign up to the free version of AwardWallet for free, here.
However, any new user who signs up and uses the AwardWallet promo code UKtravelpoints (see pic below for where to enter it) when registering will get 6 free months of AwardWallet Plus.
The only caveat to the above is that Apple will not let you use the AwardWallet promo code if you sign up via the Apple store. So, sign up on your desktop and download the app afterwards.
In short, I am a dedicated user of AwardWallet and, if you’re not too, I strongly suggest you jump on board.