Just before Christmas I ran an article discussing AwardWallet, which is the only miles and points tool that I use every day – and have done for a number of years.
AwardWallet allows you to store the log-in and password details for pretty much all of the loyalty programmes you are in. It isn’t just travel, either – Nectar, Boots Advantage, Tesco Clubcard, Harrods Rewards …. they cover over 700 programmes from across the world.
Across their entire membership, they are tracking over 179,000,000,000 miles and points.
You can sign up, for free, here.
What can AwardWallet do for you?
You can store programmes for various different people inside one AwardWallet account. When I log in, I see over over 30 different accounts across my family. A clever part of AwardWallet is the ability to sideline schemes which are dormant or rarely used.
You can sit and back and do nothing with AwardWallet if that is how you want to play it. Once a week, AwardWallet will automatically log in to each of your programmes and update your balance. It will then send you a weekly email with all of your balance changes.
For the more obsessive, like myself, you can log in to AwardWallet and simply click ‘Update’. AwardWallet goes off and updates all of your ‘active’ balances immediately (it takes 3-4 minutes to check my active ones). On a PC you can leave it running in another window. There is also a good app.
What is AwardWallet Plus?
Whilst AwardWallet is free, you can pay $30 per year to upgrade to ‘Plus’ status. This comes with a number of extra benefits:
- Balances update in parallel rather than one at a time (claims a 5x increase in updating speed)
- The expiry dates of your miles are shown based on what AW knows about the expiry rules of the programme, your status and your recent activity
- You receive email warnings if miles are heading towards expiry
- You can see historical transactions for some programmes and a graph of changes in your total balance for all programmes
We have 40 ‘Plus’ upgrades to give away TODAY
Every time a batch of HfP readers signs up for AwardWallet, I receive a voucher code for 6 months free use of their premium service. Our article before Christmas generated a lot of new sign-ups, which means that I have a lot of vouchers sitting around.
Today I am having a clearout. I have 40 upgrade codes to give away at noon.
These are worth $15 each and will give you six months of AwardWallet Plus for free. If you already have it, the code will extend your existing membership by six months.
To redeem a code, you need to be on the desktop version of AwardWallet. Simply go to the website and click on your name in the top left hand corner. One of the options in the dropdown menu is ‘Upgrade Using A Coupon’. Input the code and your account will upgrade to ‘Plus’ for the next six months, or extend your membership if you already have it.
To get a code, you need to visit Head for Points at noon, exactly. A new article will pop up – it won’t be emailed and it will not be sent to Facebook etc. Visit the page and cut and paste a code from the list. If it hasn’t already been used by another reader, you’ll get six months of Plus for free.
Having done this before, I reckon that the codes will disappear in about 2 minutes. I will delete the list after lunch.
As I wrote the other day, I am a big fan of AwardWallet, and if you have never used it I recommend taking a look. It doesn’t take long to set up, and once you have all your data there it becomes quite addictive checking your balances a couple of times a day. You can sign up here for FREE and hopefully grab a Plus upgrade code at noon.