Whether under the name Vinesse, or American Cellars, you can earn miles for shipments of very bad wine.
Paul B. forwards me their new Spirit Airlines Free Spirit offer.
Here’s what they’ll give you:
In my experience this is very bad wine, although the offer may match Spirit perfectly. They used to sell wine in a can onboard. It was something they were proud of, heavily promoted and with coverage in USA Today, Time, the LA Times and elsewhere. Unfortunately it’s been discontinued. But Spirit Airlines customers can still drink bad wine!
I did this once. Back in 2009 there was an offer of 4836 Northwest Worldperks miles for a single $41.94 order. I cancelled after the first shipment and did get the miles.
But the wine was so undrinkable that no matter how many promotions there have been over the past five years since that, I haven’t bitten. I gave the bottles away from that one wine shipment. I still hear about it, and not in a good way. Even when Vinesse counted as a ‘partner’ in the US Airways Grand Slam, I just couldn’t do it.
The experience taught me a simple lesson. To paraphrase Meat Loaf, whose portrait hangs in the American Express Centurion lounge in Dallas, I’d do anything for miles, but I won’t do that.