Yeah, I’m way behind on this one, tell me about it. I’m not much into technology if there’s an otherwise easy way to keep track of things. Last year I posted about my frustration with tracking miles and points. Little did I know there were sites out there that could help with tracking them for free. I started using MilePort.com but eventually gave up. While it was somewhat useful, it didn’t cover enough programs and often couldn’t update the balances in some accounts. A tracking tool is rather worthless to me if it’s not complete, since I’ll have to worry about which program is updating correctly and which isn’t.
Just recently I discovered AwardWallet.com, which I now use religiously. What impresses me most about the website is how many different programs it tracks, and also the ability to track multiple accounts of the same program, making it easy to keep track of the miles of family members. Anyway, I don’t need any fancy stuff, but I’ve found this to be really, really useful. I no longer suffer from checking all my balances 100 times a day. Now I just check AwardWallet.com ten times a day. 😉
And what’s most frightening to me is my current balance between all programs:
Now I realize that’s nothing compared to many of you, but I’m an earner and burner. Having miles and points sitting around is like having money in a bank account not collecting any interest. They devalue over time, so my goal is always to have the lowest balance possible. So I guess that means it’s time to start burning, which I have no problem doing! 😀