Use AwardWallet to Easily Manage Your Loyalty Program Information

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If you follow our advice, you’ll wind up signing up for many different hotel and airplane loyalty programs. Keeping track of your membership numbers, user names, and passwords for all these programs could turn into a major nuisance.

AwardWallet keeps track of all of your loyalty program's membership information and account balances. The basic level of the service is free and gives you what you need to eliminate most of the hassle of belonging to many different loyalty programs.

If you don’t already have an AwardWallet account, sign up now and download the app to your phone.


What AwardWallet does for you

  • Remembers your basic membership information. AwardWallet stores the loyalty account number, user name, and password for all your loyalty programs; and then lets you easily access this information, at any time, from your phone or your computer. Even if you have different accounts for different members of your family, you can keep track of them all in one place.
  • Lets you sign in to travel sites with a single click (using your account information). When it is time to check rates, make reservations, etc., you can use AwardWallet to log into the website with a single click, rather than having to manually enter your username and password.
  • Tracks your account balance (for most programs). AwardWallet automatically keeps track of how many points or miles you have. With just a glance, you can see how many points you have in each program. It gets your account balance directly from most loyalty program automatically, without you having to enter any information about your earning and redemption activity. Unfortunately, a few reward programs block AwardWallet, so your points for these programs will need to be entered manually or simply not entered into the tool.
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  • Makes it easy to see when points are added or taken out of your account. If you are waiting to receive award points, you can easily look at AwardWallet to see the recent activity on all your accounts. This is easier than visiting each program’s website individually.
  • Warns you before your points expire. AwardWallet can remind you before your points expire, so that you can take steps to keep them from expiring. However, the free version doesn’t automatically track the expiration date. It will only warn you when you are getting close to a manually entered date. Most people don’t need to worry much about this and can stick with the free version. However, if you want to make sure you never lose any of your points, you can pay $30 a year for the premium version and get automatic expiration notices.
  • If you need some suggestions on how to keep your account active, take a look at our Keep Your Points from Expiring guide.

  • Keep track of “certificates” associated with your account. AwardWallet doesn’t just track the points associated with each account, it also tracks other types of rewards like free night certificates, companion airfare certificates, etc.
  • Track every kind of reward program. AwardWallet doesn’t just help you manage airline and hotel loyalty programs, you can use it for loyalty programs associated with stores, credit cards, car rental companies, restaurants, movie theaters, etc.

Getting AwardWallet

AwardWallet has a website that you can visit from any device, as well as an app that you can download to your Apple or Android Smartphone. A premium version is available for an extra $30 per year. New accounts will have automatic premium access for the first few months. After that, you probably don’t want to pay for the advanced version, but you can decide at that time.

It is typically easier to get started online.

  1. Go to awardwallet.com. You’ll need to set up a “master username and password” that you will use to access the individual usernames and passwords for all the different reward programs that you belong to. This is the one username and password that you’ll need to remember; the service remembers each of the other usernames and passwords for you.
  2. Once your account is set up, you can enter the information for each of the programs that you are already a member of.
  3. Then you can add the AwardWallet App to your iOS or Android device(s).
  4. When you join a new program, you can easily enter your new username and password, and AwardWallet will set that loyalty program up for you.

If you want more details about how AwardWallet keeps your account information safe, check out their explanation here.

Step-by-step guide: Adding an account

After signing up for a new loyalty account, you want to immediately go to AwardWallet and add the account information. That way you can easily access it when you need it later.

  1. From the main AwardWallet page you need to click on the + button next to the Accounts counter at the top of the page:
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    Or the Add Award Program button at the bottom of your account list.

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  3. Pick the program that you are signing up for. You can start typing the name of the program into the box or just find the program in the list below.
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  5. Award Wallet will display the setup page for that program. You need to enter your log-in information, and check the “I understand” checkbox.
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  7. AwardWallet can keep track of accounts for different members of your family. If you are adding an account for another family member, change the “Account Owner” displayed at the top of the page.
  8. Once you press “Register” you may be taken through some extra steps to get the account linked. For example, you might have to enter the answers to some security questions that you set up when you initially signed up for the loyalty program.
  9. Once you’ve finished, you’ll see the account information in your account list. Notice that your membership number was pulled in automatically without you having to enter it.
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Step-by-step guide: Logging into a reward program website

If you need to use a hotel or airline program’s website, you can easily sign-in from AwardWallet, rather than having to manually enter your username and password. However, in many cases, you don’t need to bother, as the loyalty program website will often keep you signed-in, and your browser will typically help you remember your passwords.

  1. To sign-in, just press the name of the program in the account list:
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  3. It will open a new tab in the browser and automatically log you in.

You may need to install a browser extension before this works for all sites. Don’t worry, AwardWallet will let you know if this is necessary, and help you install the extension with only a couple of clicks.

Step-by-step guide: Accessing program information (online)

  • Your account number and balance (and other information) are directly visible in your account list:
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  • If you need your user name and password, click on the edit button on the right-hand side to bring up the details page, and then press the <Reveal Password> button below the password field. You’ll need to re-enter your AwardWallet master password.
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  • If you click or hover over the plus symbol on the left, you can see additional account details, such as the Customer Support phone number:
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Step-by-step guide: Accessing program information (on phone)

  • Your account number and balance (and other information) are directly visible in your account list:
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  • If you click or hover over the plus symbol on the left, you can see additional account details, such as your status level.
  • If you need your "user name", you can tap on the account to bring up the details page. Unfortunately, there isn’t a way to view your password from the mobile app. You can, however, use the app to sign into the program’s website directly (without having to remember the password).



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