Miles from Burger King!!

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  1. davef139

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    So.. I see Mileageplus shopping mall has Burger King as a partner now for spending.

    Valid to 1/31/12 on purchases $15+ @ 1mile per dollar...

    Who spends more then $15 at a time at Burger King?
     
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    what, am I the only one that gets 5 whoppers at a time?
     
  3. HaveMilesWillTravel
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    Do you have to order online and have the food shipped to you?
     
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    i could see this being easy if you went to wendy's and purchased two of their "value" meals.
     
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    This fast food offer doesn't seem to be as good as Wendy's Cups for Air Tran flights from 5+ years ago!
     
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    That was a great deal! The cups were not an easy acquisition but in the end very worthy!
     
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    how many kids do you have?
     
  8. MLW20
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    They certainly were not easy to acquire but it was a dirty, fun scavenger hunt! And, what a GREAT story it makes to share in the future! Oh what we will do for a free flight! LOL
     
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    That's the average price of a whopper meal in Switzerland. Come on over and I will show you ;)
     
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    Don't I know it! What, was it 12 CHF or so for a Whopper meal in Lugano? Then there was the exchange rate at the time.

    I guess they realized the whole point of offerring miles for purchases is to force people to make more and larger purchases.
     
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    BK is actually listed as a mileage-earning "restaurant" in some states for Rewards Network. I remember the last few times I went to Philadelphia stopping by one or two just to get the dines in to make VIP.

    And yes, around these parts (CT) just about any "value" meal will set you back $7-8 after taxes. So it's just a matter of collecting the cash from co-workers and paying yourself.
     
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    I don't think I've ever tried to spend $15 at BK but next time I go, I'll see what it would look like. My guess.... a feast fit for a King!!
     
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    Not sure that it would be fit for a King or a Queen, unless they were imprisoned in a dungeon awaiting execution.
     
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    So can you just hang around BK and collect receipts from people ordering for several people? Families of 4, little league teams, etc... :D
     
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    $15 is a bit much (its just me and I think if I try to take a date to BK, it will be a) the only date and b) well, refer to a)!) :D

    Maybe I will treat my staff to BK! XMas bonus! :eek:
     
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    Can you just order BK gift cards?
     
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    I wonder if you stop by a participating BK and buy the gift cards as part of a 'meal', then how would they know? This sounds like a good holiday gift idea ...
     
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    Seems like there is a huge downside here. You end up eating at BK.
     
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    I made out like a bandit on that promotion =) without spending a cent!
     
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    Too bad it wasn't McDonalds, as then you would make out like Hamburgler! :D:p
     
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    Not for the recipients of the gift cards ;)
     
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    Had a friend who worked at Wendy's... You know how these boxes fall off the trucks sometimes? :p
     
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    seems like a number of folks do !:) Also, FYI, Zaffiros is iDine.
    guilty (with Arby's chicken)
    bingo! I haven't made runs lately but back in the day with 20 or more miles per $ spent, I was all over being the guy to go out & get lunch for everyone !!:D "hey, want me to get you lunch? you? you?"
     
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  25. davef139

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    I am going to try buying a giftcard sometime tomorrow so ill report back on if they do qualify. Hopefully they don't post stupidly slow.
     
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