If you don’t use it, you lose it

The maxim holds true in so many forms. Whether it’s exercise or financial control, it is so relevant. As one example, the other day I received travel rewards for a flight I took all the way in January but forgot to put my rewards number for.

Apparently, I was right on the line of not being able to count that trip towards my miles as they have a 9-month after travel expiration date. So check your recent trips and rewards plans. If you don’t have it applied, you might be out of luck.

This applies to purchases made at specific stores with rewards programs as well. A little known fact, at least at the store I frequent, is if you keep your receipt you can later call in to have that reward applied to your card.