Points.com has many features and services, and we know that this can be a little overwhelming, especially for new users. To help guide the way, we’ve created a list of our top 5 tips to help you get started on Points.com.
If you’re a new user, we hope these 5 tips will put you well on your way to making the most of your points and miles with Points.com. If you’re a seasoned Points.com vet, perhaps you’ll learn something new, or you could leave a tip about something you’ve learned in the comments section below.
Let’s dive in!
1. Register your programs.
It can be a bit of a pain to track down all of your loyalty program membership numbers and passwords (especially if you haven’t done any loyalty spring cleaning lately), but Points.com is infinitely more useful when you register your programs. Once you register your programs you’ll see a continually updated list of earning opportunities just for your programs on your Points.com homepage, plus you’ll be able to keep an eye on your balances. Also, you’ll need to have your programs registered to make transactions on the site. For details on how to register your programs, you can check out the video on this page.
2. Check out our demo.
We have created a video that walks you through all of things you can do on Points.com, from adding your programs to your homepage to exchanging between your programs, trading with other users, or redeeming for a gift certificates or into your PayPal account. You can watch the full demo here, or click one of the links above to hone in on a specific product.
3. Start some chatter and learn how to earn more points/miles.
One of the most popular features on Points.com is the Earn Opportunities feed. This feed is a constantly updated list of opportunities to earn more in the programs that you have registered on Points.com. You can share your own tips on how to earn more with the Points.com community by posting a tip from your Points.com home page, or take advantage of the offers our partners post in your feed. The Earn Opportunities feed can be found at the bottom of your Points.com homepage (once you’re logged in), and it will look something like this:
Earn Opportunities Feed
4. Choose the transaction type that’s right for you.
Once you’ve had a chance to check out Points.com by viewing our demo or posting and reading tips in your earn feed, you might decide that you’d like to make a transaction. You’ve worked hard to earn your points and miles, so be sure to consider all of your options before completing a transaction. On Points.com you can:
- Exchange miles and points between your programs
- Trade points and miles with other Points.com users
- Redeem for gift cards or into your PayPal account
- Buy or Gift points and miles
- Transfer or Share points/miles with others.
Given all of these options, it’s best to take some time to consider which one best fits your goals. In some cases, exchanging between your own programs will be the exact right choice for you, while in others, trading with another Points.com user might make more sense. We’re working on more blog posts to help guide you through these decisions, but for now, just be sure to check out all of your options, and contact us if you’d like any help. Which brings us to our 5th tip…
5. We’re here to help.
We know that the world of loyalty programs can be a confusing one to navigate (especially now that the average household belongs to 18 programs). Points.com is designed to help you get the most out of your programs (whether you belong to 1 or 21), and we love helping you work through challenges.
Have we missed anything? Let us know if you have questions about the site, or if you have a tip for Points.com newbies.