Elite Rewards Milestone choices

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  1. MSYgirl

    MSYgirl Gold Member

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    I can't decide on which one to choose, and I was curious what others are choosing. I figure the cost value of each could be weighed, such as $90 for 3 stickers or $100 for 2 club passes, but I'm also trying to weigh which reward I think I will really get some use out of in the future. I have plenty of stickers sitting there, so I'm leaning toward the club passes.

    How do you choose, and which reward did you pick?
     
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    newbluesea Gold Member

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    Depends on your timeframe relative to "the future" ..... stickers never expire .. club passes do.
    If monetized you can by a 90 day club membership for $99 which allows two guests or family and unlimited use.
     
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  3. John777

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    Miles. I think you can get more value out of 10k miles than the $90 three upgrades would cost.
     
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    marcwint55 Gold Member

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    Hands down it should be the miles. They are worth an average of $200.00. You can always find someone to get you into the club or even get an Amex platinum card for free admission to the clubs.
     
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    zphelj Gold Member

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    I think we'd all have some different reasons on this. In my case I'd rather spend $100 on my annual Amex Platinum card which gets me access to a whole lot of clubs, many a lot nicer than your average AC. A 10% discount could be very valuable depending on the terms so I'm leaning toward that or the 10,000 miles. At say a 2 cents per mile valuation that's $200 in miles.

    Edit to add: What got me thinking about the 10% is that I was on ICN-DFW in J yesterday and there was a family of 6. Even assuming they all upgraded on SWU's (possible, flight was C7 for a long time) they'd have paid at least $1,000 each (ignoring other possibilities of course) a 10% discount on that booking would be a no-brainer.. Beyond the 40k level I'd go miles or discount depending on what's offered.
     
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  6. bhamsan01

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    I tend to shy away from trying to place a monetary value on these sorts of things. I would go for whatever you think fits your travel needs/desires. While I would personally take the stickers, I think the miles would be a better option since you have so many stickers already.
     
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    After considering my needs and the usefulness I might get out of each reward, I opted to go with the miles. I have enough stickers and cannot guarantee I would visit enough airports with clubs to use the club passes. I appreciate the replies.
     
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    Hope those miles help take you on an amazing trip!
     
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