During my time as a professional travel hacker, I’ve found that the best way to stockpile points and miles is to intelligently stockpile credit cards. Over the years, I’ve collected over 30 credit cards and have accumulated hundreds of thousands of points and miles in almost every currency out there, so you can imagine that organizing my accounts has the potential to turn into a messy logistical nightmare. Fortunately for me, there are several tools out there that were designed to help people like me manage multiple accounts. Here are four of my favorite, go-to apps and tools that I use to keep myself organized.
1. Travel Freely
Travel Freely is a webapp that is dedicated to helping travelers optimize their points and miles game, which is exactly why I use them. Not only is Travel Freely great for learning the ins and outs of rewards programs, but it’s also a hugely practical tool for organizing the rewards credit cards that you already have. For me, I use it to keep track of annual fee and bonus deadlines as well as 5/24 status. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the 5/24 rule, it’s specific to Chase accounts. Chase does not approve applicants for a new card if they have opened 5 or more credit cards (from any bank) in the past 24 months. Travel Freely has all of my logistical credit card information stored in one place so that I don’t have to go back and individually search for deadlines or have to guess my 5/24 status.
Good morning everyone. During the Chicago Seminars, Dia @ The Deal Mommy mentioned wanting the ability to view passwords in the AwardWallet app. I thought about it for a minute and totally agree with her. If you can view passwords on the desktop version of AwardWallet, you should have the same ability on the AwardWallet app. At the end of this post, I have a reader poll – please vote and let me know if you would use this new feature.
Here is what the current version of the AwardWallet app looks like. You can sign in using Face ID (iPhone X or XS) or a PIN, so the app is pretty secure. I then went to my KLM account (since I had a 0 mile balance) to see if I could view my password. I clicked the Edit button, since that seemed like the most logical place to view the password (and that is how the desktop version of AwardWallet works).
Do you use AwardWallet? of course you do! But did you know that if you have an AwardWallet account you can earn American Airlines miles for free? Well not exactly free, because it will take a minute of your time. But it’s as close to free as can be. This is the perfect way to either top up your American miles quickly, or extend the expiration of your AAdvantage account. Continue reading
Buenos dias everyone. When I was reviewing my weekly AwardWallet summary, I noticed an extra 1,000 Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer miles that I wasn’t expecting. When I logged in to the Singapore website, this is what I found this:
I couldn’t find anything on Google for “LOYALTY PROG – INDIRECT (SQLP1) KF Activation Campaign (3)”, though I did come across an Australian frequent flier forum where the same code (SQLP1) was attached to bonus points that Krisflyer awarded to new users. Continue reading