Milepoint Premium Membership: Worth it for the Points and Perks
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.
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.