Continental Airlines’ annual Mileathon promotion is coming to an end. In this promotion, credits are awarded for various activities like booking flights, car rentals and hotels; buying flowers etc.. 175 credits during the promotion period of February 1 to April 30 earn a bonus 100K OnePass miles. Apart from that, there are prizes for those of you who get the highest credits in various categories.
The reason I posted the reminder today is because of the cheap Mileathon credit opportunities that abound right now. You can earn 25 miles/$ for purchases at 1-800-flowers.com and FTD.com. Continental Mastercard holders can earn double miles or 50miles/$.
This presents an opportunity to buy miles at ~2cents/mile or even less for Mastercard holders. This is lucrative for those of you who are shy of the next Mileathon credit level by a few credits. Every floral purchase earns 3 credits up to a maximum of 15 credits.
The worst part about ordering from FTD or 1-800-flowers is the huge shipping fees that they tack on. The lowest is $13, available only on certain weekdays. For example, until April 30, only two days (April 26 and 27) qualify for the $13 shipping fee. So, hurry if you want cheap mileathon credits! For some ideas cheap purchases, follow this LINK.
And as always, I would love to get your feedback.