If you translate Valentines Day into any language, you’ll come back with the same result, whichever language you try: expensive. Yes, wherever you are in the world, Valentines day is expensive – so wouldn’t it be nice to get something back? Like…say… a free flight? It’s actually fairly easy, if you follow these simple steps.

4,500 Points

Free flights are possible in many parts of the world for just 4,500 points one way. We even have a list of all the ways to fly within the US, using the fewest points. Many cities in Europe and Asia are possible for just 4,500 points one way. Wouldn’t it be nice to turn these painfully overpriced Valentines day obligations into something nice for yourself, like a free flight?

Extra Click

First step – buy whatever flowers and chocolates you’ll need online. Second step, use a rewards earning credit card (this part is optional). Third step: make an extra click to your favorite airline. Using the airline’s e-portal, you’ll be rewarded with up to 40 points for every buck you shell out. Th airlines gets cash since you’re about to spend money after clicking from their site, and you’ll get miles in return. You can shop at all your favorite stores and flower vendors.

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Show Me The e-Stores

Cool your jets. There’s still plenty of time to get your Valentines day orders in for delivery tomorrow. Yes, Valentines Day is tomorrow, by the way. Here you go: AlaskaAeroplanAmerican AirlinesBritish AirwaysVirgin AtlanticDeltaUnited,   SouthwestVirgin AmericaJet BlueAir New Zealand. Just login to your frequent flyer account (or make one first) and then look for the companies offering the most points on the purchases you need.

150 Per Free Flight

At an earning rate of 30 miles per dollar in whatever currency you spend, you’d need to spend $150 to earn 4,500 miles. Sure that’s steep, but we’re willing to bet between champagne, flowers, chocolate and whatever other tragic items you plan to purchase, to win over affection for one day of the year, you might come somewhere close. Once you’ve got your points, simply look for short flights under 650 miles in distance. Think: London to Paris, Tokyo to Kyoto, etc. Call the airline or book online, it’s that easy.

Will you put this to use this Valentines Day?