One-time bonus: buying FB Miles

Old Jul 16, 19, 2:39 pm
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One-time bonus: buying FB Miles

Just received an email for a one-time bonus when purchasing FB Miles. Is this a good bargain?
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Purchase your Miles before 11 August 2019 and you will discover your one-time bonus of up to 75% extra Miles!

Step 1: think about your next trip…
Step 2: buy the Miles you need
Step 3: reveal your reward bonus

Some examples:
Number of Miles 10,000
Bonus Miles 5,000
Total Miles 15,000
Cost of Miles €275.00
Total charge €275.00
Number of Miles 20,000
Bonus Miles 10,000
Total Miles 30,000
Cost of Miles €550.00
Total charge €550.00


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Old Jul 16, 19, 2:41 pm
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Does KLM have a casino license?
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Old Jul 16, 19, 2:42 pm
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There is almost ALWAYS some "bonus" offer for FB miles purchases: see here.

You should never consider buying FB (or any other program) miles, unless you need a top up for a ticket that you know you are on the verge of buying.
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Old Jul 16, 19, 2:42 pm
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It's a good offer if you are short of a low number of miles to buy an award, but generally speaking, buying miles is of low value. Even more since the last FB changes in April 2018 where you can book an award and pay a part in cash on top of the miles.
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Old Jul 16, 19, 3:53 pm
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Wait until they get into the same trouble as Lufthansa at the moment. My bonus is 50% and I certainly won't be buying at that rate, Maybe at 100%, but even then it's borderline value, really borderline. Best used for just topping up the account for an award if needed.
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Old Jul 16, 19, 8:11 pm
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My bonus is also 50% and even with that the price remains outrageous.
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Old Jul 17, 19, 3:33 am
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Thanks for the replies. I am used to doing the calculations for BA Avios. Just call it 1p per mile.
But I was not sure of the value of FB miles.
Anyway, it does not sound like it is such a great bargain.
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Old Jul 17, 19, 3:41 am
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I also have 50%. Does anyone has anything else or is the "up to 75%" a load of bull?
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Old Jul 17, 19, 3:43 am
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It's cheaper for sure to buy miles from somebody else, and even with the cost of transfering miles, both would get a win-win situation.
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Old Jul 17, 19, 6:33 am
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Transferring FB miles costs € 3 for 250 miles. Not very attractive
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Old Jul 17, 19, 7:20 am
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Originally Posted by Boturham View Post
I also have 50%. Does anyone has anything else or is the "up to 75%" a load of bull?
Only 50% bonus offer in my account, and interestingly I didn't receive an email notice.

Back in March, 2019, I topped up FB miles with the 75% bonus offer.
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Old Jul 17, 19, 8:03 am
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Originally Posted by mikem004 View Post
Thanks for the replies. I am used to doing the calculations for BA Avios. Just call it 1p per mile.
But I was not sure of the value of FB miles.
Anyway, it does not sound like it is such a great bargain.
It is not a bargain at all, it is just nonsense. At 100% I would consider it in function of immediate needs, but even then I would probably not buy. But somebody must make use of it, otherwise, they wouldn't offer it.
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Old Jul 17, 19, 8:27 am
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This is the beauty of marketing : they give you +75% on something which is 3 times its real value making you think you have made a bargain.
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Old Jul 17, 19, 12:53 pm
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Can purchasing miles be used to avoid your FB from expiring perhaps? Or will only flying do that?
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Old Jul 17, 19, 11:41 pm
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Originally Posted by Maestro Ramen View Post
Can purchasing miles be used to avoid your FB from expiring perhaps? Or will only flying do that?
Unfortunately not, there are only 2 ways to prevent FB mile expiration (from FB website):
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