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Milepoint Premium Membership: Worth it for the Points and Perks

by on August 9, 2012 · 21 comments

in Hyatt, United

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Milepoint is an online frequent flyer community, similar to Flyertalk, but newer and with less attitude. While it lacks the content and history of Flyertalk, it’s a great community and I personally know the founders, who are all bonafide frequent flyers (including fellow blogger Gary Leff).

They recently created a Premium Membership option for users which includes free points (which alone are more valuable than the annual fee) plus a number of added benefits for $59. On top of that, 10% will go toward supporting Milepoint charities of their choice. In order to take advantage, you first must login or join the site, and then you can upgrade your account. If you need to create a free Milepoint account, you can do so here.

Milepoint Premium Membership includes:

2,000 United MileagePlus miles
Gold Passport Platinum status through Feb. 2014 or 2,000 Hyatt Gold Passport points
One year of ad-free viewing on Milepoint.com
Free 1-year subscription to InsideFlyer.com
One Free Gogo Inflight Internet 24-hour pass
Free 3-month trial of Clear Free upgrade to AwardWallet Plus account and a free AwardWallet OneCard
Free upgrade to UsingMiles Premier Membership
Free upgrade to National Car Rental Emerald Club Executive Status
20% discount on ExpertFlyer.com
20% discount on BookYourAward.com (one of the best award booking services out there)
10% discount on KVS Tool
And a couple of other book/seminar discounts

These special Milepoint Premium Memberships are limited, so purchase yours today to lock in these benefits. Each offer is valid for one (1) year from date of purchase, unless otherwise specified. Please allow 8-12 weeks for miles, points and/or status to appear in your accounts.

My thoughts
There are a lot of interesting perks and I personally feel I would reap my $59 membership if not more back in these benefits. A Gogo Wifi 24-hour pass will run you $14.95. I value 2,000 United miles at around $40. I also value 2,000 Hyatt points at $40 so these three things alone are $95. National Executive Status is another great benefit, where you get to choose from a selection of preferred cars and every 6 rentals you get a free day. The Hyatt Platinum is also a nice perk if you plan to apply for the Hyatt Visa- if you are Platinum at time of application they’ll give you two valuable suite upgrade certificates for paid stays.

I also like supporting others in the frequent flyer community and a portion goes to charity so this seems like a win-win for me. Even though I find myself with less and less time to hang out in the forums these days, I’ll still sign-up for the membership for the points and perks.

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  • Matt

    How do you receive the status with Hyatt and the points from United? Do you have to provide your membership numbers, or are you sent some kind of a link to your registered email?

  • http://twitter.com/jmvnice Jean-Maximilien

    No, it’s in your Milepoint account. You have to provide an account name & account membership number for Hyatt, United and National. For all the others perks, they will send it to you by email.

  • http://www.batteredluggage.com/ W Brian Duncan (aka IPBrian)

    Joined yesterday, for me the benefits are worth the fee…not to mention the support of Milepoint!

  • Solo3

    This should be a no-brainer. Good job Milespoint and to TPG aussi!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/david.jorden.9 David Jorden

    As someone who has a 3 week Hyatt stay coming up in Nov and no status whatsoever I have to say I’m liking the Platinum status. Was considering getting a Hyatt CCard but already have 3 Chase’s and didn’t really want another. They say it’ll take 8-12 weeks for your points/status to post. Any idea if it’ll be faster than that or is it just the usual verbiage? Would hate to get the membership and start my stay only to find out I hadn’t gotten the status yet.

  • Sahil

    I applied 3 weeks ago and it hasn’t updated. Mine was through the United Club card.

  • Guest

    I would call/email Hyatt Passport. I have Hyatt Plat thru the old Continental Card and I believe I had to call Avis and Hyatt to upgrade. Also, National will match Avis Pres Club through a prev post on this blog. The MilePoint offer is a no-brainer.

  • Shaun

    Thanks for the post. Just purchased the upgraded membership.
    Will be using the Hyatt Gold status for Park Hyatt Tokyo next year!

  • Why

    Totally commercial peer plug for $. Disappointing. Thought more of you until now.

  • arcticbull

    Except this is an awesome deal? Who cares where it came from? All I know is I currently pay for ExpertFlyer and KVS (saving me 30$ right there), I need a new AwardWallet OneCard so $10 there, GoGo saves me another $7. So for $59 I save $47, and I earn 2000UA + 2000GP.

    So that means I bought the 4000 miles for 0.3cpm, something I wish I could do all day.

  • BobChi

    I’d like a little clarification. Some of these perks are one time benefits, but others are for trial periods or subscriptions. Many times there is an “automatic renewal” feature associated with such offers. Can you say for sure that this is not the case here? I wouldn’t want to have to track several different programs and have automatic renewals on my credit card if I don’t remember to decide in each case whether I want to renew or not. The link just goes to the offer, without much explanation.

  • thepointsguy

    I have no financial interest in milepoint and was not paid to post this. I think it’s a good deal and others can decide the same for themselves.

  • thepointsguy

    I don’t believe this is auto renewal. In the email I got after signing up it says they are working on new benefits for year 2 renewals so I think they’ll make it transparent that you have a choice to renew for the second year. I’ll ask and get more clarification

  • Garrett

    Done!

  • Boggioinc

    Anyone know where the link for obtaining or upgrading to Premium is located? I cannot find a link any longer.

  • http://www.facebook.com/david.jorden.9 David Jorden

    http://milepoint.com/forums/threads/update-premium-membership.41470/

    CURRENT STATUS: We are working on making available additional Premium Membership packages. It is unknown at this time if and when more will be available.

  • Hbh

    What a scam.

  • Why

    My apologies. It may be a great deal for some such as Arcticbull. I should have avoided jumping to conclusions.

  • Ashar Jafri

    I am a member there but i don’t see any option to become a premium member

  • http://www.facebook.com/raheelgauba Raheel Gauba

    Is this promotion over? I signed up for a free account but can’t find the page on the site that will allow me to upgrade (or am i just not doing this right?) :-)

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