So! with lot of enthusiasm and passion I started the journey of collecting more miles and getting to my dream travel destinations for free/low cost. I signed up for US Airways, AA, Delta, Alaska, and bunch of other airlines. Then I signed up for bunch of hotel chains. Some one suggested MyPoints and eMiles and eRewards and what not. Done. Signed up for all of them. And then the worst happened. I started getting emails. Emails from Airlines programs and emails from hotels. Fill out my survey and get xx points from other programs. Couple of weeks later, this has turned into a heck of an unmanageable deal that I think its like a full time job. Now the question: How in the world are the champions here managing their programs? What systems are you using? (I know about AwardWallet and I am at GoMiles, but that solves a minor problem of tracking miles to a degree.. ) Can you share your tips and tricks and excel spreadsheets and what not to help us newbies with this journey? Much appreciated. -------- Update: I thought to make this useful for fellow "travel hackers", it would make sense to summarize what I am learning from this discussion. X Ridiculously Useful Tips to Manage Your Emails, Airlines Programs and Everything Related Use separate email account for your mile and point hacking emails. Don't let your emails sit up in the inbox. Use filters (like in gmail ) to move emails in a separate folders. Pending Miles tracking is important. Use excel spreadsheet (or GDocs) for that.