Three Ways To Better Keep Track of Your Travel Rewards Programs

Three Ways To Better Keep Track of Your Travel Rewards ProgramsFor most travelers, booking their adventures involves flights, hotels, car rentals and using their credit cards to make it all possible. As everyone wants to get the best deal on travel, many join travel rewards programs to score free flights, room upgrades and even free travel products. While there are plenty of reward programs geared toward travelers, these setups aren’t always the easiest to keep track of with busy schedules, jobs and family life. You might be missing out on a free ticket to Paris or a hotel upgrade in Bali. In order to not miss out on those travel discounts and freebies, here are a few ways to keep all of your travel reward programs in order. 

There’s an App For That: While you can bookmark every reward program you are a part of on your computer, juggling all of those programs isn’t easy alone. If you fear that your rewards are slipping through the cracks and not being redeemed, you might want to use a travel rewards tracking app. Award Wallet is one of those apps. It tracks all of the loyalty programs you join, from frequent flyer miles, hotel reward programs to credit card points. Free to download, the app can be used to keep track of balances even if you don’t have an Internet connection. 

Another travel reward tracking app is Mile Blaster. With more of a focus on airline miles, the app tells you exactly where you fall in each reward program to actually redeem a flight. Mile Blaster also lets you know about mileage specials through airlines, hotels, car rentals and credit cards. While Mile Blaster is more airline-based, you can also keep track of your hotel, car rental, train and credit card reward programs. Mile Blaster is also free to download. Travelers should note that not all airlines and other travel related companies give these app permission to track members’ rewards. Before you download an app, check out their website to see if your reward programs are even supported. 

Dedicate One Email Address to Travel Rewards Programs: Reward offers and updates frequently make their way to your inbox and quickly get lost in the shuffle. If you want to get serious about keeping track of your reward programs and their offers, you should try dedicating one email address to just those reward programs. By having your reward programs sent to a different inbox, you will better see what is being sent to you. If all of your program offers are sent to one inbox, you won’t have to shift through work and personal emails to get to them. You stand a better chance of seeing specials and time sensitive offers to take advantage of if you have a separate email account for those notices. 

Spend an Hour Each Month Checking Up on Rewards: There might be set apps that will track your rewards, but you still never check up on these groupings. One of the easiest ways to know what rewards you have or how close you are to obtaining discounts and freebies is merely by scheduling an hour in your calendar each month to reward travel research. As specials can be announced and removed before you even notice, a monthly checkup would prevent this from occurring for you would know the specials that month. You can also track rewards the old fashioned way with a spreadsheet, recording your findings each month and referring to it as you book travel throughout the month. 

How do you keep track of your travel reward programs?

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