Thursday, June 27, 2013

Earning Almost Free Airline Tickets

Yes, you can! It is going to take a little bit of work but you can still get almost free airline tickets.
I booked our return flight from Vegas for $35. Mind you, we are flying back late on October 31st but we are completely fine with that.
I know writing this, I'm going to start a fight. Some won't believe this works or there is a catch or you don't like Spirit airlines. But I have a plan for all of that!
First, sign up for Spirit's Free Spirit account(click on the member's log-in. It will have a place for new members).
After joining, go to this page on earning free Spirit miles! This is the important part!!! Scroll down and look for the e-Rewards link. E-Rewards is by invitation only but seems to be looking for people to do surveys all the time. E-Rewards is the game changer, people!
E-Rewards pays you in e-Rewards currency. And the pay is fair. You then take the "money" you have earned and use it to buy Spirit points.
Spirit points do expire but as long as you earn miles within three months they won't expire. Don't forget that. Just buy points every three months from E-Rewards and you are golden.
E-Rewards has quite a few rewards and not just from Spirit. You can earn free hotel stays, gift cards and can get points to different airlines too(see I told you, I had a plan). I don't know how the other airline rewards programs work so I didn't write about it. And I don't know how the hotel programs work so again-it's up to you on that one.
If you are willing to be flexible with dates and times you fly, you can fly for almost nothing. I would also suggest getting a Spirit account for you and your spouse. You will earn points faster if each of you is doing surveys.
Den and I have Spirit credit cards. The only draw back is the $70 a year fee. While, I don't like paying fees ever. I'm fine with this because it is helping earn points faster. If you do decide to sign up for a Spirit Master card, give me your email address and I'll give you a few tips on it. And I'll lovingly send you an email and get points for it. Hey, nothing else is a personal link!
The real key here is to sign up for E-Rewards. This will take some time but hey, its so cheap it's almost free!
I sound like an infomercial and I don't even have too much make-up on or fat hair. I just wanted to throw this out there.
Infomercial-free,
Sonya Ann

12 comments:

mama .bonnie said...

You'll have to let us know how long it takes to earn the 70 dollars back. Too bad that airline doesn't fly out of my nearest airport. AND flying on Halloween on an airline name Spirit just seems to be pushing fate a little too much......

Sonya Ann said...

mama .bonnie-I would say I get it back as soon as I book a flight. It was $35 for 2 return tickets. I think I got it back. We go to Vegas about twice a year.
And I didn't think about it tempting fate. Hmmmmmm, why did you have to tell me that? It's ok, I won't be scared cuz I will still be very drunk when I get on the plane.

McVal said...

Darn. I was hoping to see you in fat hair.
IMpressive! I might have to check that out!
and lol to Bonnie!

Sonya Ann said...

McVal-Don't encourage Bonniw. LOL
I really think that we can go to Vegas a couple times a year pretty cheap. And Silverton is comping us all of our nights. So it should make for a pretty cheap vaca.

slugmama said...

But I don't fly.....
Might have to start rethinking that as Daughter now lives 1700 miles away from here. lol

ND Chic said...

Too bad they don't fly out of the airport closest to us. Sounds like you have a good system figured out.

Sonya Ann said...

sluggy-I'm thinking we should ship DJ 1700 miles away. It's a thought but a good one.

Sonya Ann said...

ND Chic-If you wanted to rent a car, you could get hertz. Also they have a few different hotels that you could earn free nights with.

Frances said...

I have been doing e-rewards surveys for years, but use the points for magazine subs for Hubby. The surveys come pretty regularly DO pay well.

Sonya Ann said...

Frances-I'm just following in your footsteps!!!

Hawaii Planner said...

I'm going to try it out! Thanks for the recommendation.

Sonya Ann said...

Hawaii Planner-If you don't like Spirit, you could earn free hotel rooms. Let me know if this works for you.