Maximizing your miles and points will require some organization and attention to detail. You can collect miles and points passively without putting forth much effort and eventually have enough miles for a flight and sufficient points for a few hotel nights. Or, you can be an aggressive collector and soon you will be on your way to many golf travel adventures.
Start with a folder and mark it “TRAVEL”. You will eventually end up with lots of account numbers, passwords, membership cards, coupons and promotion codes, free tickets, companion tickets, drink coupons, lounge passes, upgrades and date reminders so get a good folder or accordion file.
Compile all the membership information you currently have on Airline and Hotel Programs. You may discover old accounts that have a few miles or points that have been gathering dust. You may also need to contact customer service at some programs to get access to that old account you have not reviewed online in many months and have forgotten your login information.