Can you imagine remembering to give your frequent flyer number or hotel loyalty number every time you travel, and then finding out that all your points have expired when you try to use them? Or only remember that you have miles with the smaller airline AFTER you book that expensive flight with your normal airline?
Don't let that happen to you! Get this spreadsheet and explanation video and NEVER allow points to expire again!
Don't be fooled by services that claim they can keep track of all your miles and points. While they can cover a good number, certain programs like the United MileagePlus program don't allow third parties to access your account - or track your information. In just five minutes per year, set up a system to keep your points working to pay for that sunny vacation you've been dreaming about!