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Ooops - avoiding AP miles expiry in London

Ooops - avoiding AP miles expiry in London

Old Nov 5, 07, 7:08 am
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Ooops - avoiding AP miles expiry in London

I'm trying to avoid expiry of about 60k miles in my wife's account (deadline Nov 14). We're based on London and don't intend to travel before then.

I have 3957 orphan miles in my AP account. Does any of the following qualify as account activity?

1. I transfer ("share") minimum 1000 miles from my account to hers and pay the $20 fee.

2. She purchases the minimum miles allowed.

Reading the AP website doesn't really suggest that the above qualifies, but I'd like to hear from the experts with proof here.

As a last resort I would redeem the miles - any suggestions for the most bang for the buck globally?

Thanks in advance.
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Old Nov 5, 07, 8:00 am
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Last week I did an Esso purchase in Canada, and submitted the AP number
of another FT'er based in London whose points were expiring.

While I don't intend to make a regular practice of this, maybe someone else
can step up this time ( I am overseas for the enxt few weeks).

It just takes a $3 gas purchase for the min 1 mile.
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Old Nov 5, 07, 8:59 am
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Paying the $20 fee seems to be the easiest solution...
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Old Nov 5, 07, 9:16 am
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Originally Posted by IluvSQ View Post
Last week I did an Esso purchase in Canada, and submitted the AP number
of another FT'er based in London whose points were expiring.

While I don't intend to make a regular practice of this, maybe someone else
can step up this time ( I am overseas for the enxt few weeks).

It just takes a $3 gas purchase for the min 1 mile.
you can also purchase at uniprix for just $1
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Old Nov 5, 07, 9:25 am
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Go to www.points.com and sign up for their service, they give 100 Bonus Aeroplan miles. I think it's under $10 for the month, then cancel it.
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Old Nov 5, 07, 1:43 pm
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You can get 250 Aeroplan miles for free for registering with Aeromove at www.aeromove.ca.
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Old Nov 5, 07, 7:01 pm
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Originally Posted by RoarAhead View Post
I'm trying to avoid expiry of about 60k miles in my wife's account (deadline Nov 14). We're based on London and don't intend to travel before then.

I have 3957 orphan miles in my AP account. Does any of the following qualify as account activity?

1. I transfer ("share") minimum 1000 miles from my account to hers and pay the $20 fee.

2. She purchases the minimum miles allowed.

Reading the AP website doesn't really suggest that the above qualifies, but I'd like to hear from the experts with proof here.
I did exactly what you are proposing, transferred 1,000 miles (the minimum I believe) to my partner's account, because his miles were about to expire. It worked perfectly, he still has his miles and the transaction was very quick, showed up in his account the next day.
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Old Nov 6, 07, 4:00 am
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Thanks for all comments. I went for the minimum mileage transfer - which is already on the account. AP has confirmed this is sufficient activity, so we have hopefully pushed expiry out another year.
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