Many savvy frequent flyers already use Award Wallet to ensure their frequent flyer points don’t expire. The free service automatically tracks loyalty accounts and notifies you of changes to your balances, as well as if any of your points are due to imminently expire. And if you have many different loyalty program accounts – the tool also tracks supermarket, hotel, credit card and many other types loyalty programs – Award Wallet makes it possible to see an overview of all your points and account information in one place.
Did you know that Award Wallet, one of many useful tools for frequent flyers, also offers a feature to keep track of gift vouchers and travel credits?
If you’ve had to cancel multiple flights or travel bookings due to the COVID-19 travel restrictions, you’ve probably ended up with lots of flight credits or vouchers. This is especially the case if you’d booked flights with Virgin Australia or Tigerair, as these airlines have refused to refund most tickets and instead issued Virgin Australia travel bank credits.
Like frequent flyer points, these airline-issued travel credits have an expiry date. If you don’t use them by their expiry date, you’ll stand to lose the value of your bookings.
If you’re well-organised and only have one or two flight credits to worry about, you should have no trouble remembering to redeem your vouchers before they expire. But if you have many different vouchers, and from different airlines, Award Wallet could be a real help in keeping track of them all.
To use this feature, simply log into your Award Wallet account and go to “Manually Track” and “Travel Voucher”:
You can then manually enter the voucher details, including the expiry date:
Award Wallet will then store the information you’ve entered and, if you’ve opted in, send you a reminder email before the voucher is due to expire.
Award Wallet is a free service. It also offers Plus subscriptions for $30 per year, but you can use most features – including tracking your points and flight vouchers – with the free version.