Thursday, February 09, 2006
Use Frequent Miles to Shop
Cash in your frequent flyer miles for gift certificates, electronics and subscriptions to dozens of magazines. You can trade your mileage/point rewards for certificates and merchandise through the website www.MilePoint.com, which operates a frequent flyer exchange program with American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and other major carriers.
Brandname Program Members
Participating companies include JCPenney, Starbucks, eBay and Intercontinental
Hotels Group. By registering at MilePoint.com (with a secure passport), you grant permission to the exchange company to track your rewards balance at participating companies and calculate the exchange rate between airline frequent flyer programs and other frequent shopper/traveler programs. To see options at www.MilePoint.com, click on "Exchange Points," then on "tell me more." Deeper in the website is a complete list of participating companies.