The Best Ways To Use Miles For People Without A Lot Of Miles (And The Best Miles To Collect) ...


Wouldn't it be nice to earn millions of airline miles and credit card points, constantly traversing the globe in the most sought after cabins? Though I really believe anyone can do that, even without a rewards earning credit card or even traveling, heck, even just for having friends, for many people size matters, and for those whose stacks of miles never seem very plentiful, there are a few great ways to use miles...

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But First, Seriously, I Guarantee You're Missing Out On Miles...

In case you missed the subtle links above, there are tons of opportunities to earn miles from home, just from every day purchases, changing cell phone plans, all sorts of easy things. On top of that, if you invite your friends to join you in the quest for thousands of miles, you'll be able to get referral miles for every friend that joins. On top of that, there are even more ways to earn miles without traveling. Also, mileage expiration dates RESET after each mile you earn. If you could earn any miles (even from stuff mentioned above) your points wouldn't expire, thus allowing you more time to earn more...

4,500-7,500 ONE WAY FLIGHTS WITH BRITISH AIRWAYS, AMERICAN, DELTA + MORE...

You really and truly only need 4,500 miles for a free flight, or at least one that costs $5 in taxes and fees. For shorter flights, namely flights under 650 miles, many airlines offer these extra low rates, meaning you can snag one way for just 4,500 or round trip for as low as 9,000 miles. Flights like New York to Virginia, or London to Paris and many others all count. Very cool! 

Ok Now That That's Covered, Consider Transferring Or Combining Your Points...  

Some points and miles programs allow you to pool your miles together with other people. Like a joint piggy bank. If you're just a bit short of something, or have someone you're willing to share with, combining two fairly insignificant piles of miles can make for one useful pile. If you can't combine your points, you can always look to transfer them to another program, where you may have a small stash, where the other program you transfer to may actually have some use. 

IHG Points Breaks: Hotels For Just 5,000 Points Per Night...

One of the best values in points and miles is the IHG Points Breaks. This special program puts select hotels on discount, just 5,000 points per night, even including some Intercontinental and Crowne Plaza properties. There's nothing worse than letting points die, so this presents an amazing option. A measly 5,000 points for a night in a hotel. Full details HERE. Don't have IHG points? You can create them from airline miles like Virgin Atlantic or credit card points.

4,500-7,500 ONE WAY FLIGHTS WITH BRITISH AIRWAYS, AMERICAN, DELTA + MORE...

You really and truly only need 4,500 miles for a free flight, or at least one that costs $5 in taxes and fees. For shorter flights, namely flights under 650 miles, many airlines offer these extra low rates, meaning you can snag one way for just 4,500 or round trip for as low as 9,000 miles. Flights like New York to Virginia, or London to Paris and many others all count. Very cool! 

At The Very Least, ONLY If You Can't Earn More Miles, Which Stops Their Expiration, Get Some Free Stuff...

If you've defied gravity and can't think of a single way to earn a single point, to keep your points from expiring, make sure you get something for them. For a very bad value, you can get wine, magazines, headphones and all sorts of things which make better sense than just letting your miles go to waste.