Miles for dining makes a US return
Frequent flyer savers are once again being given the opportunity to earn miles-for-dining after quite a long period when they were not available.
American and US Airways are offering 500 bonus miles for eating at Rewards Network restaurants where program members have not previously earned miles.
Both offers require that a dining survey be completed within 30 days, but the two offers differ slightly in the minimum spend requirement and the promotion’s end date, and in the maximum earning, as follows:
– American – 500 bonus miles for every new restaurant dine of $25 or more by September 30
– US Airways – one 500-mile bonus for a new restaurant dine of $30 or more by August 31.
– It is only possible to earn miles from each restaurant once.
– The new bonus can be combined with the ongoing double-mile promotion (double miles for dining on Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday, and filling out a restaurant review).
Working out the gain
The saver website www.frequentflyer.com has worked out that for those able to access a wide range of restaurants, who spend $25 for a Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday lunch and who fill out the online review form, they will earn the following.
“By qualifying for the early-week promotion, you earn 10 miles per dollar spent, or 250 miles. Add to that the 500 miles from the new promotion, for a total of 750 miles. That’s 30 miles for every dollar spent.” Easily worth the disruption to one’s diet.