I'm done with e-Miles®, and I'll tell you why

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  1. Jett Rink
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    Fortunately, I had a nice round number to cash in for DL miles today.
     
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  2. HaveMilesWillTravel
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    I have never found them cost-effective to earn miles. Maybe if it triggers a big bonus as with the Grand Slam or if it was the miles that would push me over an award threshold...
     
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    Got the same email. :(
    Did cash in for DL miles two weeks ago. :)
     
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    What worked for me in the past was when Delta ran a partner activity promo, similar to the Grand Slam. But, I haven't seen that promo for a while, hence my e-miles buildup. Once I see the miles post ("allow 8-10 weeks" :rolleyes: ), I'll close my account. C'est la vie.
     
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    there's your problem, you're transferring them to delta! :p
     
  6. dc3
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    I wonder if the other airlines associated with e-miles will also drop out.
     
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  7. viguera
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    I was thinking that as well, but hey it's your program of choice... :)

    Personally I don't care much about e-miles but it's an easy enough way to keep an account active. I just wish they would allow you to determine your redemption option when it's time to deposit -- so you could put miles into whatever program needs them at the time -- but overall it's a few miles for only a few clicks, so I don't complain too loud. :)

    Hopefully this is what they mean in their email about your redemption options, but we'll see.

    Now when they start making things more difficult or drop all of my programs, then we're going to have a problem. :)
     
  8. hulagrrl210
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    e-miles is nice if you are looking for another e-rewards invitation...that's all I'm going to say ;)
     
  9. Canarsie
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    I had been done with them long ago as a result of poor customer service.
     
  10. marcwint55

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    you can still get United miles with them if you are interested.
     
  11. Kalboz
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    I am not done with e-Miles and will cancel my account as soon the Delta miles post ... and then sign up with another mileage/points program! :)
     
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  12. Jenny & Curt
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    If you are careful and check the ratings of the charities, it's a good time to boost e-miles balances by making charitable donations.
     
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    Sitting @ 400 miles as of today. Don't think I'll get the 100 I need for Delta by the 31st. Once I hit 500, I will cash out and cancel. E-rewards will get my wasted time exclusively!
     
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  14. Jenny & Curt
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    You could with, if you have the offer and some spare change, a donation to Save The Children charity.
     
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    Or get something useful and subscribe to the Economist for $12.

    Don't you stop to realize the money these 'charities' take in is then used to advertise? A 'charity' operating in this way doesn't seem to use their money worthwhile IMHO.
     
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    I never really got much out of E-miles anyway. I'll keep mine open and check it once a month or so, but it was never that great, for me. At-least with E-rewards I would get 500-1000 miles a month easy..
     
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    by the way, I like you tagline!
     
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  18. HaveMilesWillTravel
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    I think most charities have a budget for fundraising. Part of it is advertising. Without telling people they exist they won't get any money to use for their real mission. I'd recommend checking their records/ratings on charitynavigator.org or similar sites. I have certainly seen sketchy charities on e-rewards, but also reputable ones like USO.
     
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    Exactly my feelings. Can't stop giving because some of them are bad. Just check them out before giving your dime.
     
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    Got an email today that DL is also pulling out of e-rewards. Seems hey are cutting down partners.
     
  21. tarheelblue
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    Kind of figured that e-rewards would be the next shoe to drop. Did they tell you when the change takes effect?
     
  22. KathInJax

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    According to the information on FT, it will be 12/31 - not a lot of notice!
     
  23. AJTrenkle

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    Do you think this has anything to do with the long-rumored changes to the Skymiles program?
     
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    I still haven't received any notice about DL discontinuing this.
     
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    I doubt it. I don't think e-miles would care what DL does with SkyPesos. From the DL side, why would would they want to remove a partner, thereby angering their FFers on top of what may be a change to a revenue based program? This is probably about DL and e-miles not coming to an agreement on $$.
     

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