In the virtual world of frequent flyer miles and credit card rewards, it's easy to amass untold riches, then like an athlete dealing with real money, mismanage them into zilch. Keep your benefits in check, with acruw.com.
Developed by local siblings, this free online aggregator of airline, hotel, credit card, and car rental points manages your various accounts so effectively, it'll do everything short of preventing your cousin from investing your Hertz Dollars in racehorses. Simply enter account details and acruw's secure server automatically draws info from every participating company, combining everything into a composite menu for easy real-time tracking; the service also calculates status progress (silver, gold, platinum...) and gives rough estimates of expiration dates using info extrapolated from policy details so confounding, they make your Vienna Franks' "Best sold by..." date seem like child's play. To assist your virtual flexibility, acruw applies dollar figures to program-specific point totals to calculate whether it's worthwhile to, say, turn your Delta credits into AMEX points, rating each conversion "good", "bad", or in keeping with your President's Council on Physical Fitness results, "average".
Because cash does still exist, the site also offers a Kayak-powered "Points or Pay" calculator that'll determine if it's more economical to pay for a flight or hotel room with reward points or cash -- which is always good to have on hand anyway, as even the most middling stripper knows you can't make it rain with SkyMiles.
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