Happy 2013! It’s a new year and a time to start over, including with your airlines miles and hotel points programs. I admit that I’m a little obsessed with accumulating points and miles, but it’s always been well worth it. Over the years I’ve used them to pay for amazing vacations I could never have afforded otherwise. A great way to track some of those points is through my favorite mobile app, TripIt. In fact, TripIt is hosting another Twitter chat this Thursday, January 31, 2013 at 5:00 PM Eastern/2:00 PM Pacific and the topic is tips and tricks to get the most out of your miles.
What’s TripIt? In my very first Favorite Apps post I included TripIt and it still remains one of my favorite apps on my phone. Simply put, TripIt organizes all of your travel information for you and generates complete itineraries easily accessed through your mobile device. You can input the information manually if you want, but it’s so much easier (and cooler) to have them do it for you. All you do is forward your confirmation emails to them and within seconds a complete itinerary is “automagically” generated and posted in your TripIt account. I am endlessly fascinated by technology and this app really amazes me.
The basic version is free but there’s also a Pro version that’s great for the frequent flyer. I upgraded in June and have been really impressed with the results.
Curious about trying it out for yourself? Well thanks to TripIt I can make that happen for a couple of you. This Thursday, January 31, 2013 at 5:00 PM Eastern/2:00 PM Pacific I am co-hosting a Twitter Chat all about how to earn more points and miles and what to do with them when it’s time to plan your next rip. Not only will the chat be a lot of fun, but we’re also giving away TripIt prize packages to two lucky people. Each package will include a one-year subscription to TripIt Pro and a prize pack full of other goodies.
So how can you win? First, make sure you’re following me (@LandLopers) and @TripIt on Twitter and then join us on January 31, 2013 at 5:00 PM Eastern/2:00 PM Pacific (Use this link to find your local time: timeanddate.com/worldclock/meeting.html) and follow/use the hashtag #TripItChat and join in the conversation! Active participants in the chat who use the hashtag are all eligible for these great prizes. Also be sure to follow my fellow cohosts: @earthXplorer @RoadWarriorette and @thepointsguy.
So that’s it! Please join us Thursday, January 31, 2013 at 5:00 PM Eastern/2:00 PM Pacific and come ready with your best tips and tricks to get the most out of your points and miles.