This past March I was featured in an interview on a popular points and miles blog called Million Mile Secrets. Emily from Million Mile Secrets asked me a variety of questions related to my points and miles experiences and my site – AcCounting Your Points.
A couple weeks later the interview was posted on Million Mile Secrets – titled “Every Mile Counts, No Matter How Insignificant the Promotion May Seem!”
What I find interesting about this title is the fact that I did not actually provide it as a title, but rather the Million Mile Secrets team quoted one of my interview responses directly!
Here is the excerpt from the MMS interview:
What do you now know about collecting miles and points which you wish you knew when you started out?
When I started out a few years ago, there were times when I ignored what I considered to be too few points or miles to worry about (1,000 points or less).
Whether it be related to rental cars or signing-up for the Wall Street Journal, I assumed that since the amount was so little, the points didn’t matter.
I now know that every mile counts, no matter how insignificant the promotion may seem!
There have been so many times that I have had a redemption in mind, but am just 500 to 1,000 points short of what I need.
In the spirit of sticking to my own advice, I wanted to highlight a few potential point/mile bonuses that some may deem insignificant (but not you, cause you are much smarter than those people)…
Current Shopping Portal Back to School Promotions – I have highlighted Shopping Portals in the past and encourage everyone to always take this extra step prior to making ANY purchases online, as it can earn you THOUSANDS of extra bonus miles on purchases you were going to make anyway!
With Back-to-School at our doorsteps, here is a list of a few programs that are offering increased bonuses in addition to the multiples that you already earn at your favorite store!
American Airlines AAdvantage Shopping Portal: Promotion available through August 21st
Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan Shopping Portal: Promotion available through August 14th
Southwest Rapid Rewards Shopping Portal: Promotion available through August 15th
Keep in mind that these extra bonus Rapid Rewards points will count towards the Companion Pass!
United MileagePlus Shopping Portal: Promotion available through August 12th
EVERY MILE COUNTS, NO MATTER HOW INSIGNIFICANT THE PROMOTION MAY SEEM!
Got it? Good!
If you have online purchases to make in the next few days/weeks, make sure to maximize your point and mile earnings by routing through a frequent flyer associated shopping portal!
Happy Back-to-School Shopping!
And, as always – Happy Travels!