If you have access, this link will take you there; if you do not, it will not.
Q. What is The Coupon Connection?
A.The Coupon Connection
The exchange forum for legally transferable coupons issued by various frequent traveler programs. This is N-O-T a forum for anything related to the buying, selling or barter of awards.
Q. What are the requirements for admittance?
A. The current requirements for admission privileges to The Coupon Connection Forum is a member must have 180 days of tenure on FlyerTalk and 180 (constructive) posts on FlyerTalk.
The Coupon Connection is intended for active participants and contributors to the airline/hotel/miles/points boards, granted as a privilege and for personal use - it is not an automatic right or perquisite of membership.
Q. How can I find The Coupon Connection?
A. If you qualify for admission, when you are signed in and look at the FlyerTalk Forums listing, toward the end of the listings you will find the Community group of fora listed, including CommunityBuzz! FleyerTalk Cares! and second form the end in this section, The Coupon Connection.
Q. I do not / no longer see The Coupon Connection on my Forum listing!
A. If you do not see The Coupon Connection as a Forum display in your lists, you have not been granted admission, or admission has been withdrawn (the most common reasons might include post padding - rapid or contentless posting - spending much of your time / posting in Coupon Connection attempting to trade, and the like.
Q. How can I learn more about The Coupon Connection?
A. When you are granted access, familiarize yourself with The Coupon Connection TOS in the "Welcome" message and in the stickies. Until then, enjoy and benefit from the amazing knowledge of FlyerTalk members.
The following is a note updated in March, 2005 by Randy Petersen regarding access to the forum:
"What we value most on FlyerTalk is dialog about the topic of miles and points. It's in our history and in our souls. The Coupon Connection grows out of the familiarity of Community, which is actually a good thing. However lately we've found that new members have become members of FlyerTalk to take advantage of the generosity of The Coupon Connection. I have strong feelings that this is not the best direction for FlyerTalk. As a result, we've instituted a feature of FlyerTalk that will limit access to The Coupon Connection to those members we feel have contributed enough to FlyerTalk to enjoy the benefits of posting on this forum. The idea that by posting in the miles, points and travel forums, members will better familiarize themselves with the other members they may exchange with later and have developed a sense of respect for the Community we call FlyerTalk. We feel that it's better to give first into the Community of FlyerTalk by way of content, advice and information than it is to be lined up at the goodie wagon. I feel that becoming part of the Community of FlyerTalk will go a long way toward enjoying the other benefits of this wonderful group of people. "
The Coupon Connection should be viewed as a 'small secret’ for those who have contributed over time to the content that helps our many members. Coupon Connection access requires 180 days of FlyerTalk membership and 180 posts. Attempting to obtain access through post-padding or rapid-posting will result in the loss of Coupon Connection privileges, regardless of the content of such posts.
Its a forum where you can swap miles, points, vouchers etc with other FT members.
So, for example, if you had 20,000 British Airways miles you didn't want, you could offer to swap them for, say, 40,000 Hilton points. This would often involve you booking a flight for the other person using your miles and them booking a hotel room for you using their points (since miles / points cannot usually be transferred for free) which requires a high degree of trust between the parties - hence the restrictions on access.
ok - thank you. I guess it takes a long time for me, before I qualify.
Access is set up so contributers to FT have access ... 7 posts over almost 2 years is not much of a contribution ... I'm sure you've travelled to places (or even your hometown), stayed in hotels, ate in restaurants, flew on planes about which information could be shared and used by others. Post about some of that and you'll be amazed how quickly you'd gain that full fledged status. Enjoy.
Last edited by Mikel at Webflyer; Jan 11, 08 at 11:46 am..
It makes sense that a level of trust and committment be required before swapping miles thru diff programs and especially booking things. I have avoided asking stupid questions over the years and researched my own answers instead. Ive also refused to post silly thank yous for the sake of not adding to the 50 page threads.....now I am totally bummed....90 posts seems like a long way off....