Award Wallet and Its Magic

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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
  • Goals
  • Trip Management

And now I’ll explain why they rock at each of these.

Consolidated Totals

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.

Goals

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

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.

Overall

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.

3 Replies to “Award Wallet and Its Magic”

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  2. How do you post a screen shot to your blog?
    I, too, do award wallet. Love it! I started collecting miles years ago, but in Oct 2010, like you, really started to get into it. I went from 345,000 points to 576,741 and I am still waiting for more to post!

    1. On Windows, you can press the “print screen” button, then open Microsoft Paint and press “ctrl v” – and then you’ll be able to work with the screenshot. Once you’ve got that, you can upload it to your blog just like any other image. 🙂

      You’re definitely topping me in miles! I’m working to get a ludicrous amount of miles. It’s just a matter of time/dedication now.

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