AwardWallet Plus Price Tripling, Lock In Current Pricing Now

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I call signing up for AwardWallet to track your miles and points (and expiration) one of the first two things you should do in this hobby. (The other of course is signing up for a Chase Sapphire Preferred Card.)

The free version of AwardWallet suffices for some. 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.

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. Sometimes it’s an aircraft change, or a seat assignment change, and I’m able to fix my booking in advance while there are plenty of options rather than finding out at the airport with slim pickings at best.

I also feel more confident that my miles are protected when I track them with AwardWallet. I see changes in my account balances right away, since I hit one button to update my accounts each morning. If someone was stealing my miles, I would know right away and probably before they actually traveled with them. AwardWallet also ensures I know when miles post, which helps in tracking down miles I am owed rather than earning miles and merely hoping they post.

Most benefits are provided free, however there are extras that come with the ‘Plus’ version of AwardWallet, like expiration tracking for the majority of your accounts. Here’s the comparison:

AwardWallet shared with me this morning that they are going to increase the price of AwardWallet Plus to $30 per year on February 1.

However anyone that is signed up for AwardWallet Plus before February 1 (and maintains their subscription) gets to keep the $10 a year pricing indefinitely.

On February 1, 2017, the price of an AwardWallet Plus membership is increasing from $5 for six months to $30 for one year. For many years we’ve avoided any price increase, but it has become necessary to maintain the high quality of AwardWallet website and mobile apps for our increasing member base.

If you already have AwardWallet Plus you’ll want to keep it active. If you’ve never had AwardWallet Plus, you can use my code to get your first 6 months free: ViewFromTheWing.

And if you aren’t yet signed up for AwardWallet at all, you can register with the coupon code already applied with this link.

Update: AwardWallet clarifies that if you haven’t ever paid for AwardWallet Plus — if you’ve only gotten the premium servicev via coupon — that you don’t get grandfathered into the $10 price. You’d still need to pay $10 before February if you want that.

If [they have] NOT paid and only upgraded using coupon codes, then [they] would need to subscribe prior to February 1st. If [they don’t], come Feb 1 [they]’ll be presented with a price of $30 even though [they] currently ha[ve] an account at the AwardWallet Plus level

About Gary Leff

Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community InsideFlyer.com, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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  1. They are increasing price because they have an increased member base?

    They should be reducing the price. Clearly they need to start paying bills from their marketing budgets which means ita merry Christmas for a few bloggers.

  2. yes merry xmas to the bloggers who are experienced and helpful for many of us to travel our dreams. There are tons of info and going through them consumes so much of our life. I am grateful these guys put up time and travel to bring us the info, along the way make a decent compensation. It’s a great model. I am fed up by those who never research & share any useful data points, but continually picking on them for grammar, click-bait & lavishness, nothing but a waste of my time & cuber garbage.

  3. @Gary–If we have a current membership that expires in 4/17, do we need to renew before February in advanced to lock in the current price? Or as long as we have a plus membership before February, we will lock in the current price? Thanks for the scoop!

  4. just logged into AW, it shows $30 for “12 months (starting from 3/19/17)”, along with a “Early Supporter discount (thank you)” so net is $10.

  5. @mickey d – as long as you have a membership that’s current prior to February 1, and keep it active, you get the old pricing. nothing to do now if you are awardwallet plus already and it expires in april

  6. @Gary
    What if person is on every 6 month payment plan for $5.

    Also, why bloggers hardly mention that they cannot track complex expiration possibly like ANA or Wyndham other programs where points expire anyways after certain time period from initial date they are earned.

    They do also mention in terms and conditions , they are not liable for your point loss if you do lose your point.

    Thanks

  7. In the chart you posted, what does “Track rewards for any number of family members” mean? Can one account cover every family member’s frequent flyer accounts or does each family member need their own AwardWallet account?

  8. AwardWallet is one of those all-too-rare services that feels too cheap for what you get. I’m happy to get my $10/year grandfathering, but even $30/year is a steal.

  9. What’s the process for using your coupon code right now during an upgrade from a standard AW account? I’ve never had a pay account before, so it looks like I’m better off not using a code? Thanks.

  10. I am happy they went to an annual renewal. I stopped renewing because the 6 month renewal just seemed to come too frequently. I would love if they would auto-renew, but apparently this technology is not available to them.

  11. I honestly can’t believe anybody seriously uses that site, let alone pays for it. I’ve never been able to update all my accounts without some error or another, usually multiple errors. It’s super frustrating and totally not worth it. I’ll take an excel spead sheet over that.

  12. @Cindy. User error. It works for everyone but you. You are obviously entering bad account numbers or passwords.

  13. Nope. Can log in directly just fine even copy/pasting. Every time I contact them they have a reason, that particular site isn’t working right, etc.

  14. @cindi is right, it’s hit and miss as programs change their login criteria and processes. I’d say it’s worth $10/yr but not more than that. I get little value outside of reminders of expiring points that aren’t valid anyway. But I’ll keep it going for $10/yr…

  15. Today I receive an e-mail from AwardWallet that my account had expired. I renewed at the $10 annual rate in December 2016 when I first learned of the increase and expected a renewal in December of 2017 (12 months later). Effectively I paid $10 for 2 months this time. Also disturbing is the my credit card and the auto-renew was no longer on my account. I have contacted AwardWallet through their support feature, but this is just wrong.

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