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Old Sep 1, 05, 2:48 pm
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Thumbs up FF miles for Red Cross/ Katrina relief!

AFAIK, AA & UA are each offering 500 miles for a donation of >= $50 USD. Are any other loyalty programs doing so?

UA also offers a choice of 3 charities: Red Cross, Americares, & one other.

AA link: https://www.redcross.org/donate/MMRedir.ASP?CID=HUR-AA

Or donate your NonePass miles to several charities:
https://www.continental.com/onepass/...A565B0B5DC7383

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Old Sep 1, 05, 7:00 pm
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HP too

America West is also allowing people to donate miles to disaster relief.

http://www.americawest.com/awa/conte...MilesForm.aspx
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Old Sep 1, 05, 7:36 pm
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But United is only giving miles to the first 2000 people, so if you're 2001, you won't get any miles.
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Old Sep 1, 05, 8:23 pm
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There are a bunch of offers - either ongoing or specially launched. Summary with links located at:

http://www.andrewcram.com/hurricane_katrina.html

Most allow you to donate your miles / points to charity, while a couple provide an incentive for making cash donations.

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Old Sep 1, 05, 8:54 pm
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Old Sep 1, 05, 10:35 pm
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Originally Posted by Pat H
But United is only giving miles to the first 2000 people, so if you're 2001, you won't get any miles.
And if that stops you from donating, you're got a confused sense of priorities.
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Old Sep 1, 05, 10:48 pm
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Originally Posted by sbc94523
Don't waste 10K Hhonors points there. The Red Cross gets a measly $25 !
Much better 2 donate cash or call your local Red Cross chapter to ask if they would like a donation of a cert. for a room award--perhaps to put someone up, whose house has burned down, in a Hampton Inn!
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Old Sep 1, 05, 11:13 pm
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Lowes is matching donations dollar for dollar to the Red Cross made at their stores up to the first million.

There are times there are better deals then the miles.

I know, saying that here can get me killed, but 500 miles, for me, or double money helping somebody.
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Old Sep 2, 05, 1:26 am
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Originally Posted by cordelli
Lowes is matching donations dollar for dollar to the Red Cross made at their stores up to the first million.

There are times there are better deals then the miles.

I know, saying that here can get me killed, but 500 miles, for me, or double money helping somebody.
I agree although the ability to donate miles / points through many of the programs should let many of us be even more generous than we could be using straight cash.

http://www.andrewcram.com/hurricane_katrina.html
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Old Sep 2, 05, 9:17 am
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New offer from Quizpoints - you can donate points to the Red Cross Relief effort. Each point is worth 4 cents for this and they let you donate any amount (even 1 point). If you aren't a member you can join, get the 50 free points, then convert them to a $2 donation - you can get more points for free offers etc.

See http://www.andrewcram.com/hurricane_katrina.html for info.
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Old Sep 2, 05, 11:09 am
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For those who didn't get the email, United's offer just requires you to fax in the receipt, not to donate through some special web page or phone number.


If you already donated you can fax your receipt in, with your MP number, to 1-866-583-5943. (I'm assuming they won't reject mine because the receipt is 2 days before their offer - that would be really lame).

And I agree that not being one of the first 2000 and missing the points shouldn''t stop you from donating.
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Originally Posted by cordelli
I know, saying that here can get me killed, but 500 miles, for me, or double money helping somebody.
Absolutely agree - I wish I had known that before donating directly. I may have to swing by Lowe's on my way to working the Red Cross phones tonight. This is "the big one" and it's in our (for a majority of us) country - time for everyone to step up. Miles, dollars, points, time, whatever.
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It is more efficient to give just money than to give money and get some miles as a reward.

I saw that Continental is donating 1M none-pass miles to the Red Cross and other agencies. Nice gesture but let them try and see if they can redeem an award!
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Some employers match employee donations, so check on that. You may be able to get a double match that way for a donation at Lowes -- make the donation there, and submit it to your employer for matching.
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please give as much as you can. It really is needed!
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