Now that we are officially into the second half of the last month of the year, it is time to look back at some of the best and worst points stories and promos of 2011. Not only is it kind of fun to review the year, but I bet that some of the best of and worst of stories that people have can really be informative for others as we head into a fresh year of promos, mileage runs, points collecting, and more….
I’m not sure how many of these posts I will do yet, but there will be several between now and the 31st (I guess we will just do them until we run out of fun things to review!). At the end of it all, I will compile the information into one post with the hand-picked best and worst stories and promos all listed in one spot. Starbucks gift cards will go out to those whose stories are deemed the best and/or worst. The Mommy Points team (you know, the official crew of The Man, The Grandparents, Little C, and myself) will very scientifically select the winners. You may file all complaints about winner selection directly to Little C and she will carefully review and respond to each complaint.
Let’s have fun with this and get ourselves ramped up for another great year of points, miles, and (almost) free travel!
First up is Best Airline Promo of the year. I would love to not only hear your thoughts on what the best airline promo was, but also how well you personally did with the promo. For example, my favorite airline promo this year had to (obviously) be the US Airways Grand Slam. For less than $400 extra cost, I brought in over 120,000 US Airways miles on my account alone. For me, no other airline promo even came close.
However, I have been reading about the stackable Double Elite Qualifying Miles promo that American has right now, so I’m willing to bet that for those willing to do mileage runs, Lucky’s idea of getting American Airlines Executive Platinum status in four days for under $2000 has to make the short list! For others, maybe the infamous United Months of Miles was the top promo for 2011. While it certainly has to be in the running for worst airline promo of the year, I know some people earned a very very large number of miles from this promo.
Enough of my blabber, tell me about what you think the best airline promo of 2011 is and how well you did off of that promo!