up to 50% Bonus on Bought Miles thru 31/12/11

Old Oct 11, 11, 12:41 pm
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up to 50% Bonus on Bought Miles thru 31/12/11

Dear Mr MAN Pax

We would like to offer you a very special opportunity: buy Award Miles up to 31 December 2011 and receive up to 50% Bonus Miles! The more Award Miles you buy, the more you benefit.

For example, if you buy 20,000 Award Miles, your bonus will be 20%. If you purchase 90,000 Award Miles, however, you'll earn 50% Bonus Miles and receive a total of 135,000 Award Miles! You can instantly use your Award Miles for award tickets, upgrades, car rentals, hotel stays and more.

Works out at €2500 for 150,000 Miles. (1.67 Ecpm)

Buy 2,000 – 8,000 Miles = No Bonus
Buy 10,000 – 18,000 Miles = 10% Bonus
Buy 20,000 – 28,000 Miles = 20% Bonus
Buy 30,000 – 38,000 Miles = 30% Bonus
Buy 40,000 – 58,000 Miles = 40% Bonus
Buy 60,000 – 88,000 Miles = 45% Bonus
Buy 90,000 – 100,000 Miles = 50% Bonus
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Old Oct 11, 11, 2:19 pm
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Originally Posted by MAN Pax View Post
Dear Mr MAN Pax

We would like to offer you a very special opportunity: buy Award Miles up to 31 December 2011 and receive up to 50% Bonus Miles! The more Award Miles you buy, the more you benefit.

For example, if you buy 20,000 Award Miles, your bonus will be 20%. If you purchase 90,000 Award Miles, however, you'll earn 50% Bonus Miles and receive a total of 135,000 Award Miles! You can instantly use your Award Miles for award tickets, upgrades, car rentals, hotel stays and more.

Works out at 2500 for 150,000 Miles. (1.67 Ecpm)

Buy 2,000 8,000 Miles = No Bonus
Buy 10,000 18,000 Miles = 10% Bonus
Buy 20,000 28,000 Miles = 20% Bonus
Buy 30,000 38,000 Miles = 30% Bonus
Buy 40,000 58,000 Miles = 40% Bonus
Buy 60,000 88,000 Miles = 45% Bonus
Buy 90,000 100,000 Miles = 50% Bonus
I only got a mail for a maximum of 40% bonus.
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Old Oct 12, 11, 3:49 am
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The offer is limited to 40% for Ivory members.

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Old Oct 12, 11, 6:05 am
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Imho this is only interesting if you:

- Would buy a C ticket anyway
- The destination is on Promo sale available
- There is availability

In that case, buying miles and getting an award ticket *might* be slightly cheaper than actually buying the C ticket.
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Old Oct 12, 11, 6:22 am
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Originally Posted by Xandrios View Post
Imho this is only interesting if you:

- Would buy a C ticket anyway
- The destination is on Promo sale available
- There is availability

In that case, buying miles and getting an award ticket *might* be slightly cheaper than actually buying the C ticket.
I agree that this is the only criterea to make this intersting. What holds me back at the moment is the fact that availability is often tricky. Is that worth the (optimstically) few hundred euro difference you'd get compared to Z fare?
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Old Oct 12, 11, 9:39 am
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Originally Posted by bodory View Post
The offer is limited to 40% for Ivory members.
Now I see I've the 50% offer. Was looking in the wrong mailbox.
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Old Oct 18, 11, 3:28 am
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Probably not, as you'd be earning miles on Z fare.

Originally Posted by Zembla View Post
Is that worth the (optimstically) few hundred euro difference you'd get compared to Z fare?
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Old Dec 21, 11, 6:38 pm
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As this bonus comes to an end soon, I ran across this thread as I tried to decide if it's worth taking advantage...

In addition to the above (with which I agree in full) I would add that if you routinely have the need for one-way trips in any cabin, then this could be a useful option (as paid seats price out much more than Z, obviously). Often, even if I am not planning to travel one-way (or in a circular fashion that would cause one-way awards to work best), I cannot find a round trip in O at the time I wish to book, but might be able to manage one direction on AF, and another (again using miles) on, say, BA.

Finally, if there's no promotional C award space available, the option to book a flexible award in F (admittedly for a lot of miles) can occasionally compete with a very expensive C (or F) fare.

I'm actually completely new to FB, but am starting as a Platinum with a grand total of 0 miles (thanks to a status match from BA earlier this year). My previous ST earning/redemption has always been in DL SkyMiles, but my more recent travel patterns have made AF a more likely SkyTeam choice.

So, will I drop EUR2500 for 100,000 miles + 50,000 bonus between now and the end of the year? Maybe, but it's probably the least obvious of several mileage purchases I would make instead (or in addition to) this one. A top-up in AAdvantage and BAEC is probable, even though the miles cost slightly more than the FB miles would... the thing is I know which flights I'd use them on, and that they're good value to me. Some SkyMiles can be had through this weekend under a nice (targeted) 100% bonus promotion (making the cost less than US$0.019/mi), and except for the two cases named above (F Flex and one-way) can be used much in the same way as more expensive FB miles...

If I had to guess, I don't think I'd spend on the FB miles. Nevertheless, I've been surprised this year by how many times it was more economically prudent for me to buy miles and redeem, than to buy even the most economical F/J tickets I've usually bought in the past. So, I'm weighing carefully every mileage purchase offer that's up right now, since they actually seem to offer me good value.
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Old Apr 18, 12, 10:09 am
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I just got a new version of this email, good up til June 30th with bonuses up to 50%. Has anyone done the math to see if it makes sense?
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