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Most legacy carriers have moved to revenue-based mileage-earning programs, significantly devaluing each program in the process. In a way, Spirit Airlines has followed suit for the month of August — although this promotion works a bit differently than the rest of the carriers. Believe it or not, Spirit will reward flyers who book a lower base fare with more bonus miles — the cheaper your base fare, the more bonus miles you’ll earn.
For example, members of Spirit’s Free Spirit frequent-flyer program who book a base fare of $75 or less will receive 1,000 miles, and members of the $9 Fare Club will receive 2,500, on top of the miles you’d already earn for each flight. As you spend more on the base fare, you’ll earn fewer bonus miles. If you want to take advantage of this promotion, be sure to sign up for the Free Spirit frequent flyer program before booking your flights, and keep in mind that Spirit miles expire after just three months of inactivity.
Even after the introduction of the Chase Sapphire Reserve, the Chase Sapphire Preferred is still a fantastic choice if you want to avoid the Reserve’s $450 annual fee, earn 2x on all travel & dining and earn a 50,000 point sign up bonus.
- Earn 50,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $625 toward travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®
- Named Best Credit Card for Flexible Travel Redemption - Kiplinger's Personal Finance, July 2016
- 2X points on travel and dining at restaurants worldwide & 1 point per dollar spent on all other purchases.
- Earn 5,000 bonus points after you add the first authorized user and make a purchase in the first 3 months from account opening
- No foreign transaction fees
- 1:1 point transfer to leading airline and hotel loyalty programs
- Get 25% more value when you redeem for airfare, hotels, car rentals and cruises through Chase Ultimate Rewards. For example, 50,000 points are worth $625 toward travel
- No blackout dates or travel restrictions - as long as there's a seat on the flight, you can book it through Chase Ultimate Rewards