Say what you will about Skymiles, and as much as I hate to say it, but the term SkyPesos coined by my fellow BA blogger Gary Leff (whose Fireside chat you can see here) has stuck in the main stream media. Yes they are hard to use, but if you know how to use them they can be worth Inka GOLD.
One of the great things about Skymiles is you do not ever have to worry about them expiring. Most programs DO expire their miles. Now if you use say Award Wallet to track all your programs, you will get a warning when points are about to go bye bye. It is VERY easy to stop your points, in most programs, from expiring. Take American Airlines for example. You could just once a year do a FREE survey, get a few points, and reset your clock. All it took was a little time once a year. Are you telling me you can not find 10 minutes once a year for a free clock reset? Or, most places have a shopping portal tied to their program and you buy anything, starting there, and you get a few points and your clock is reset.
But what if you don’t want to earn more points. What if you want to empty out an account but don’t have enough for an award ticket. If you are close, consider transferring points. Chase Ultimate Rewards points are great to send to many airlines like United or Southwest at a 1:1 rate and can top off an award. But say you only have 500-1000 points? OK, cash them out for something like a Restaurant.com certificate like I blogged about here.
But on to today’s SWAG topic and following the theme I have started. As it goes each week, you should look at the T&C of SWAG Saturday HERE. Then on to the question for a chance to win, not just one, but two power bricks, One is a BIG 10,000mAh Astro E3 unit, for him, and then the second one is a smaller 5,000 mAh Rosewill for her.
To win I need input and you to comment below and tell me what you do to keep your points from expiring in whatever program. Do you have some useful tip we should all know about? Please share for a chance to win this week’s SWAG! – René
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