A Credit Card Signup Bonus So Convoluted It Needs an Infographic!

Through August 31 — less than two weeks left! — ANA’s co-brand credit card a whopping 10,000 bonus miles for signing up.

Now, ANA has a pretty good frequent flyer program. It’s distance-based. Chicago-Tokyo roundtrip, for instance, is just 90,000 miles in business class. New York – London roundtrip is 63,000 miles roundtrip in business. They do add fuel surcharges to most awards.

Here’s the thing. Just to get 10,000 miles has to be the most convoluted process I’ve seen. It involves signing up for a TV subscription. And you have to submit your first bill to get credit.

It’s so complicated, in fact, that they’ve developed an infographic to try to make sense out of it.

Personally I think you’d be better off churning DirecTV subscriptions across different members of your household.

But I guess if you were going to get this anyway…


About Gary Leff

Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community Milepoint.com, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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