How Much Do AwardWallet Members Actually Save When Redeeming Points?
How much is a mile really worth? It’s one of the key questions of the points and miles hobby, and we’ve always been skeptical of the conventional wisdom. So we decided to take a look at real trips booked with points by AwardWallet members. Our initial release is far from perfect, but we’re excited to share what we’ve learned so far. Here’s a look behind the scenes at how we’re calculating mile values—and what we have planned for the future.
COVID-19’s Impact on Travel: A Look at the Data
COVID-19 all but shuttered the travel industry in March, but just how bad did things get and how have AwardWallet members been affected? We recently took a look at how many reservations AwardWallet users added to their timelines before and after the pandemic took hold. Check out the results for yourself with the interactive tool we built to track air, hotel and auto reservations.
Use AwardWallet’s New Travel Summary Tool to Map Your Trips, See Your Travel Stats
Want to track where you’ve been and how much you’ve flown? AwardWallet just released a new tool to let you do just that. All of the trips in your AwardWallet profile are automatically summarized and mapped. See how many airports you’ve been to, countries you’ve visited, and airlines you’ve flown over the years.
New AwardWallet Tool Adds Calendar Reminders for Expiring Points and Miles
In addition to getting email alerts about expiring points and miles, you can now export your AwardWallet account expirations to your digital calendar of choice. You’ll no longer need to even log-in or access the AwardWallet app to see if you have any miles or points about that are about to expire.
How Long Does it Take to Buy and Transfer Points?
After months of collecting data, we’re excited to announce that we’ve made point transfer and purchase times available to all AwardWallet members. In today’s post, we’re going to cover how you can use this new information and share what we’ve learned about buying and transferring miles while building this feature.
Get Alerts When Your Points Post with AwardWallet Balance Watch
Have you ever found the perfect award itinerary but couldn’t book right away because you needed to buy or transfer points? Today, we’re proud to announce a new feature called “Balance Watch” which will monitor a specific loyalty account to notify you as soon as your balance changes.