This will definitely help anyone who is just starting with collecting miles and points, a great way to start the new year.
Via View From the Wing, New Girl in the Air has posted a list of frequent flyer programs that currently offer free miles for signing up for an account. So if there’s any chance that you might use these accounts, or that you might participate in a promotion for these account, do sign up for these accounts and immediately add them to your AwardWallet, so you don’t have to worry about remembering your login (and you remember that you actually even have that account).
As New Girl in the Air points out, it’s good to act on this now because signup bonuses for loyalty programs come and go. Also, while 500-2000 miles/points might not seem worth much (you certainly can’t book a room or flight for that amount), getting a few hundred miles here and there can add up over time (and lead to free travel). Additionally, if a lucrative promotion for a program comes along, it saves you a step if you already have an account.