When we think frequent flyer miles we certainly don’t think Norwegian. That’s logical, because Norwegian doesn’t offer frequent flyer miles. They do however offer cash points. At first glance, Norwegian’s “CashPoints” program is a pretty basic, frill free loyalty program, offering a mere 2% back for the flights you book, but there’s one detail most people miss, and after scoring a $56 one way flight to Europe, we’re excited about it…

Flexible Tickets Earn 20% Cash Back. 20%!

From time to time there’s very little difference in the cost of a “flexible”, refundable ticket with Norwegian and their “low fare” ticket. The rewards are staggeringly different. “Low fare” tickets earn 2% cash back, while all “Flex” tickets earn 20%. A $1000 ticket purchase would net $200 in future travel credit with the airline to cover some or all the cost of a future ticket. Wow.

And The More You Fly, The More Cash Back % You Get…

After six flights (segments) you get an additional 2% on tickets, so a normal ticket would then earn a 4% rebate. After a further six, you have the choice for unlimited free fast track, seat assignment or continuing to earn a further 2%, up to five times. You can use this benefit of 2% more cash back for every six flights-up to five times, creating 10% cash back on all tickets.

We Took One Flight And Got $100 Cash Back, Each…

To kick off an around the world trip, we needed a one way flight from New York to Stockholm. Norwegian was selling “flex” tickets for the flight at virtually the same cost of the “low fare” offering, especially after using this trick. For a ticket of roughly $550 per person, we each earned roughly $100. Today, we booked a end of year ticket from New York to Dublin for $56, instead of the $169 one way fare- using the discount we had from our cash points earned from that single flight. Value? YES!

So obviously, you need to sign up for a Norwegian frequent flyer account and login when booking….