I was pretty excited when Milepoint announced it’s second round of Premium Membership a couple weeks ago. It’s been just over a year since Milepoint launched our first premium membership drive and that one sold out before everyone who wanted a package could get one.
This year, the team worked even harder to get more packages and sales have been moving along at a pretty brisk pace, already outpacing last year’s sales. As a co-founder of Milepoint, I made arrangements early on to purchase a few packages for giveaways to readers of my blog. At the time I started discussing the extra packages, sales were just under way so I figured I might be giving away something that you couldn’t buy anymore. But, there are still packages left for sale.
I’m starting with an easy giveaway. You can win a free Premium Membership just by leaving a comment on this post. You have until 11:59pm EDT on Thursday. I will draw one winner at random. You can comment once per 24 hour period. As usual, I’ll give a bit of leeway in enforcing this, but please don’t spam the comments section, as that will only get you disqualified and leave more cleanup for me!
What do you win? Here’s a link with the full list of the benefits, with some highlights below:
United Airlines: 1,000 award miles. If you have a MileagePlus account, these will definitely come in handy for your next award.
Hilton HHonors: Complimentary Gold Elite Status. This is a big one for someone who doesn’t travel much. Gold members get free internet and bottled water, a 25% earning bonus on paid stays and the 5th night free on any award stays of 5 nights or more. You also get bonus points every time you check-in and late check-out subject to availability. This one benefit can likely pay for premium membership with one or two stays.
National Car Rental: Upgrade to Executive Status. That means you’ll always get at least a true one-car upgrade when you rent (you always pay for one car class less than the car you reserve). And you earn faster free rental days as an Executive member.
Hyatt Hotels: Probably my favorite benefit on the list. A 10% discount on Hyatt gift card purchases (limit $5,000 per member). That’s an immediate 10% discount on any rate, any F&B, any spa appointments at a Hyatt hotel in the US, Canada and Caribbean. Again, another easy way to pay for the premium membership many times over.
And, there are a whole host of others, including a free day of parking every time you park a car at Parking Spot.
I imagine memberships will still be for sale for a bit more time but likely will sell out again this year.
So, if you don’t win and are still interested in the package, you can find out plenty more info here. At $49, it only takes getting value out of one or two of the benefits to break even.