The new beta version of Award Wallet is available. Here’s what Award Wallet is, some of the features of the new beta, and how to upgrade your account for free.
Why Award Wallet is a Key Tool for Any Savvy Traveler
Regular readers of the blog know that I use Award Wallet to track my miles and points.
The free version of the service suffices for most. You enter your frequent flyer account numbers and passwords. Then you can update most of your account balances with a single click and see them on one page. You can log into your accounts with a single click.
When I first signed up I realized quickly I was happy to pay the minimum required for their premium membership that included expiration date tracking for many of my accounts.
To me signing up for an Award Wallet account is one of the very first steps to take getting started in this hobby. Not only does it help you manage your points, but it also notifies you of changes to your travel reservations. That’s saved me on several occasions.
New Features and Benefits of the New Award Wallet Beta
Award Wallet has started rolling out their new interface. Members who have it can invite up to 5 people into the beta.
They’ve introduced new features in terms of how accounts are updated and how they can be managed. For instance there’s a new ‘history’ tab on some accounts:
Furthermore, they can update your accounts more quickly than before. Award Wallet Plus members have their accounts updated 5 at a time.
I noticed that the interface displays more detail when accounts return errors.
Trips also display now in the form of a timeline.
I don’t love the font but that’s likely because I’m used to the current Award Wallet page that hasn’t been updated in 5 years and that I look at Every. Single. Day. I’ll get used to it.
How You Can Use the New Award Wallet Beta
Once you’ve signed up for Award Wallet (if you aren’t already a current user) you can use my ‘beta referral link’ to upgrade. That way your account will get the features of the new beta and you can play around with the new tools.
For avoidance of doubt, I am not aware of anything I will get if you use my beta referral link. The standard number of referrals a user receives is 5, however I asked Award Wallet to give me 100. Readers are invited to share their own links in the comments, to make sure that there are enough to go around.