Below I will show you how to earn a big amount of miles for free or buy them for just 1.1 cents per mile.
Virgin America Elevate has just launched the Fly Store and offers 500 bonus Elevate points for your purchase.
The online-shopping mall is powered by RewardAll that powers a number of online malls incl. KrisFlyer Spree, ShopTrue and Choice Privileges as well as the Asia Miles iShop.
Virgin America Elevate points can be transferred from American Express Membership Rewards but only at the rate of 2 MR points to 1 Virgin America Elevate point.
Here are the offers you need to know about:
This is like 24 'normal' miles per dollar – great value for your domain purchases (.com's will only cost you $3.18/ year with code cjcrmn3cp).
As you may remember, KrisFlyer Spree offered 17,077 miles for the $9.95/month LifeLock subscription.
This is still not a bad deal since you get 1,076 points plus the 500 bonus for one month of subscription. It's ok to cancel after that should you not be happy with the service.
There are no restrictions mentioned and you may buy LifeLock for your friends and relatives. However, LifeLock is obtrusive and will need some time and patience to cancel it later.
The mall offers 1,308 points for a successful subscription. The paid/full version of GoToMyPC comes in at $9.95 a month as well. Only ONE award per customer on this one!
This requires the purchase of a Premium Domain that will set you back at least $150 – not worth it.
These international calling cards can be purchased for as little as $5 per checkout. Having an international calling card is always of value to me!
In essence you are buying Virgin America Elevate points for 1.1 cents per point.
An economy flight from San Francisco to Singapore would be just $444 and $65 in taxes and fees.
A flight from Honolulu to Papeete or Pago Pago (in economy) would be just $255.
Sittercity is in a number of online shopping portals. The terms and conditions vary – some give an award for a free trial – some only for a paid membership.
Here is what the Virgin American Fly Store says:
Sittercity is America's first and largest online babysitter and in-home care network, and the leading in-home care website. With hundreds of thousands of care providers across the U.S., we make it easy to find the perfect sitter. Now, in addition to babysitters, Sittercity members can find nannies, petsitters, housesitters, senior care providers, and tutors at Sittercity.com.
I'd say a free trial counts!
Big Fish Games has a number of free and for-purchase online games for almost all available platforms incl. Mac, PC and iPhones.
If you sign up all your friends and family for a free game you should earn the points multiple times I'd assume. Here is what the stated terms and conditions say.
Please note: the stated reward is for new customers only. Existing customers will receive a different reward.
Will these miles post?
RewardAll has been posting ALL miles during the Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer Spree deal. Will they be so forthcoming with this deal?
I'd bet yes but you will need to make up your own mind on how much you are willing to 'invest'.
How to use Elevate points?
Virgin America Elevate points have roughly twice the value of other airlines miles. Fuel surcharges are being charged, though (as usual in the Virgin universe).
Some good redemptions include HNL-PPT as shown above on Hawaiian Airlines and HNL to PPG (Pago Pago) for 25,000 miles (can be booked just one-way for half the price).
Redemptions on Emirates for just 16,000 miles to Europe also seem good value!
I think this is a great opportunity to earn a number of free (or cheap in the case of Pingo) points with Virgin America Elevate.
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About the author: Torsten is a serial entrepreneur who started almost a dozen ventures on four continents. Torsten's love for travel has brought him to 130+ countries and travel with most of the world's airlines. You can reach Torsten at [email protected]
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