The recent festival season in India presented an interesting opportunity to earn miles & points, and also be paid for it.
One of the banks in India was offering gift cards at a discount on the face value of the gift card, which essentially meant you would be getting more money to spend on the card than how much you paid for it. There was a 5% discount, so if you bought the gift cards worth INR 3,000, you only paid INR 2,850 for it.
I was able to purchase this gift card with a points earning credit card issued in India, who gave me their normal points structure on this spend. In essence, I was earning miles, and roughly getting a similar discount on the card value as well.
I’m not putting out the names here. The opportunity does not exist currently, but will come back soon I presume. If you want to have more details, you could write to me and I would share the details with you.
EDIT: Like I said above, the details won’t be shared here. Please send me an email if you have queries.