Premium Membership [P1/2012]

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  1. mrredskin
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  2. HaveMilesWillTravel
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    When you click on the banner ad, it tells you what benefits you get. I am not sure if everyone gets the same offer, so I am not copy/pasting here.
     
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    I vaguely remember someone mentioning this at FTU in April.

    Just signed up for my premium membership!
     
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  4. mrredskin
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    yeah that's why I haven't posted anything specific. I would think that it would be generic to everyone, tho, if it's a fixed price.

    it looks like the status changes to "premium member", as well. does that trump silver or gold? i don't like categorizing by who's paid more than someone else. the "medal" levels often indicate who spends more time here
     
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  5. phuucnguyen

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    is it annually or one-time fee? Thanks
     
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    And both a Silver and Gold both can become Premium members? That's Socialism! The Great Equalizer... :D At the very least, I'd think Gold members should become Super Premium members.

    [/joke]
     
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    Appears to be a one-time fee.
     
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  8. iolaire
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    I signed up and you all can see if my title changes (it did not). I get a lot from MilePoint so I’m happy to support it.
     
  9. HaveMilesWillTravel
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    So Gold stays Gold? milecollector's title is Premium member now, presumably upgraded from "Active Member".
     
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    i hope the offer lasts till aug. Need to spend $750 each month to qualify for US barclay card targeted offer. Every dollar counts.

    BTW, great offer. This worth about $150
     
  11. iolaire
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    I missed that, maybe the title will be modifed later when they process my info?
     
  12. iolaire
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    Please will someone post the text of the offer? Now that I signed up I could not read what I'm supposed to get!
     
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    if you use it to its full potential, perhaps.
     
  14. thrashsoundly
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    It seems like though that with several of the offers having a time limit that this premium membership will be an annual fee thing.

    For example:

    > One year of ad-free viewing on Milepoint.com
    > Free 1-year subscription to InsideFlyer.com
    > Free upgrade to AwardWallet Plus account and a free AwardWallet OneCard
    > Free upgrade to UsingMiles Premier Membership
     
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  15. LXJenkins
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    Good point. Either way, I still think it's a good deal.
     
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  16. iolaire
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    Found it:
    http://milepoint.com/forums/account/upgrades
    Code:
    Purchased Upgrades
    Milepoint Premium Membership - Introductory Offer
    Take advantage of this Premium Membership Special Offer! Purchase today and enjoy the following benefits and privileges: 
    
    > 2,000 United MileagePlus miles
    > Gold Passport Platinum status through Feb. 2014 or 2,000 Hyatt Gold Passport points 
    > One year of ad-free viewing on Milepoint.com
    > Free 1-year subscription to InsideFlyer.com
    > Free Gogo Inflight Internet 24-hour pass
    
    > Free 3-month trial of Clear
    > Free upgrade to AwardWallet Plus account and a free AwardWallet OneCard
    > Free upgrade to UsingMiles Premier Membership
    > 40% discount on "Decoding Air Travel" books 
    > 25% discount on "Frequent Flyer Master" e-book
    > 20% discount on "Decoding Air Travel" seminars/webinars
    > 20% discount on ExpertFlyer.com
    > 20% discount on BookYourAward.com
    > 20% discount at SCOTTEVEST
    > 10% discount on KVS Tool
    
    These special Milepoint Premium Memberships are limited, so purchase yours today to lock in these benefits.
    
    Please allow 6-8 weeks for miles, points and/or status to appear in your accounts.
    
    No refunds.
    
    Ten (10) cents of every dollar will go toward supporting Milepoint charities-of-choice.
    
     
  17. Randy Petersen
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    Ah, there we are:

    "benefits available during your membership year."
     
  19. sobore
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    A pretty good value for $59.
    I give it the SOBORE travel value approval tag!

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  20. mrredskin
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    where's mine?! not worthy enough? hater...

    ;)
     
  21. Randy Petersen
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    You're pretty good at noting the value:
    - 2,000 Hyatt Gold Passport points purchased from Hyatt — $48.00
    - 2,000 United MileagePlus miles purchased from United — $75.25
    - 24-hour Gogo pass — $12.70 (on sale, normally $14.95)
    TOTAL: $135.95

    Or you could do this the old fashion way ...
    - 2,000 Hyatt Gold Passport points earned by staying at Hyatt [Earn five Hyatt Gold Passport points for every eligible dollar spent at Hyatt whether you're spending the day at one of our spas, the evening at one of our restaurants, or the night at one of our hotels.] — $400
    - 2,000 United MileagePlus miles earned by flying DEN-MSY roundtrip #740/#630 — $252
    - 24-hour Gogo pass — $14.95 (not on sale)
    TOTAL: $666.95

    Still seems like a pretty good deal and you don't even need to use the benefits to make this work.

    Tip: BookYourAward never gives any discounts because the value is there to help you find and book those hard to find at times business and first class international awards. Two biz class seats to Florence, Italy in the best part of summer? BookYourAward fee is around $300 (worth it when thinking about sipping wine in Italy). 20% discount for being a Milepoint Premium Membership member ... $60. Cost of the Premium Membership ... $59.00, with all the other stuff simply the bonus. MasterCard might say ... priceless.

    And continuing to support charities-of-choice? Off the charts.
     
  22. jbcarioca
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    I signed up not for the benefits but to be able to pay something for all the good times I have here.
     
  23. jbcarioca
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    You forgot the free HOM goodies, Randy. :eek: Those have very high value. Would you care to elaborate for those who don't know about them?
     
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    signed up me and PLUS_1. Seems like a really good deal to me.
     
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