I often use screenshots from AwardWallet.com on my blog, and it’s about time I give them credit for the awesomeness they are. You might notice my SPG account has taken a large plunge. More on that later.
There are a few things that make AwardWallet awesome. Here they are:
- Consolidated Totals
- Trip Management
And now I’ll explain why they rock at each of these.
As you can see from the screenshot above, when I log into AwardWallet, as long as I click “Active Accounts,” it pulls up every account that has a total in it. The passwords can either be stored locally (on your computer, in the form of cookies) or on AwardWallet’s server. I chose to keep them with AwardWallet because I switch computers often.
Once I type my passwords into AwardWallet, I never have to remember my Points/Miles memberships passwords. (The fact that I do remember them, due to my OCD, is beyond the point.) It’s quick access to all my mileage totals, so if I want to book an award flight/stay somewhere, I can quickly scan my totals and choose which program I’ll be using for the booking.
You probably noticed the blue bars on my CO and AA accounts that look like a “battery status” bar. This is AwardWallet’s “Goals” feature. I can list how many miles I’d like to attain, and AwardWallet shows me just how close I am to those goals. It’s simple, but it adds to the total “at-a-glance” nature of the site. It’s just another thing that makes AW awesome.
Trip Management is perhaps one of the coolest features of AwardWallet. When I book a trip through any of the airlines/hotels of which I’m a member, AwardWallet knows about it. When AW gets notice of my booking, it automatically creates a “Travel Plan.” I’m sent a reminder when the trip is upon me. It’s not the reason I use AwardWallet, but it’s a huge benefit.
If you’re already addicted to the miles/points game, or if you’re just getting started, AwardWallet is an excellent way to track your points. There are other sites that do the same thing in different ways, but I haven’t used them and I really don’t see any need to. AwardWallet is awesome, and it gets the job done.