I’ve done a lot of crazy things in my life to earn miles. I had a hair loss consultation for 20,000 Delta miles (even though I am far from balding). Then there was the Lasik eye exam (I don’t wear glasses). And the Wendys-Airtran promotion which led to a rash of dumpster diving.
Once upon a time you could even earn miles by donating blood.
But here’s one I hadn’t seen: Earn miles for making child support payments.
I had no idea this existed. Apparently Mastercard and Discover are accepted by Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Maine, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Texas, and Wisconsin. (This settles a mystery of ‘what merchants take Mastercard but not Visa..?) Visa and Mastercard are accepted by Arizona, Illinois, and Pennsylvania.
The author of the Milepoint thread on this earns miles in Georgia, I haven’t researched the rules on which cards are accepted there.
New Jersey stopped accepting credit cards on November 8th. I’m not sure why that deal was killed, it doesn’t apparently have anything to do with overexposure on blogs.
Now that this has been uncovered, though, I predict a major surge in unmarried, unprotected sex. Or mileage-junkie divorces.