Buying Reward Points / Miles

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  1. cruiser

    cruiser New Member

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    I was wondering if anyone could provide some information on buying reward points and miles from people. Is there some sites that provide that info? Is there a rule of thumb or a way to calculate how much points / miles costs? Like 1000 reward points / miles costs X number of dollars?

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  2. edekba

    edekba Gold Member

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    Buying points from individuals violates most terms that the FF program sets so be careful when doing so. Also transferring from one person to another usually involves a fee of some sort...

    As for a reference ... you might want to start with googling what are xxx point worth. A lot of well known bloggers do a "value" for each point, but its there valuation and not anything official....

    again be careful.
     
  3. eponymous_coward
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    eponymous_coward Gold Member

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    What you're asking for is kind of like asking if there's a rule of thumb for what stolen merchandise is worth, or how much a pound of heroin would fetch on the open market... All this stuff is done under the radar because accounts get shut down and tickets get cancelled if you're caught doing this. It's probably not illegal to sell your miles but then again taking your miles away if you violate program terms isn't illegal either.

    Open discussion isn't going to be very welcome here because sites like this one aren't in the business of antagonizing airlines and hotel chains by encouraging violations of program terms and conditions.

    Google's your friend if you really want to look for things like "sell my miles".
     

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