I make mistakes, too. Read what I have to say, but make sure I really mean what I said. I don’t proofread very well, so I imagine it’s possible that I could make a similar mistake some day. If I do, I apologize in advance.
I was reading the FrequentFlier.com emal newsletter and came across what seemed like an interesting offer. Continental will sell you 50% bonus miles — up to 17,500 for $175 (or a 30% bonus up to 12,500 for $125). You have to max out your flying under the offer in order to be paying only a penny a point for the miles. For someone who is going to hit the flying targets anyway it’s probably worth it. It wouldn’t have been when Continental was a member of Skyteam, but their miles really are now worth clearly more than the penny apiece price of the offer.
But was really interesting was this statement in the FrequentFlier.com newsletter:
The miles do count toward elite status.
Wowsers. $175 for 50% bonus elite qualifying miles, that sounds great. But wait. I went over to the offer and read the terms and conditions:
Mileage bonuses and enrollment bonus does not qualify toward OnePass Elite status.
Always read the fine print for yourself.