One of my favorite types of posts is ways to earn miles without actually flying. As we saw in the “Shopping online” section, it can be easy to earn miles on the ground. Rarely do you hit the miles jackpot with these options (It’s usually 500 miles here, 1000 there, etc..), but they add up. Surveys and ads can be an easy way to do so.
One program that I use is called e-Miles. Sign up at this link and then fill out the short form. On the last page, choose your interest in their various categories. Hint: the more “High Interest” categories you have, the more mileage opportunities they will offer you. And that’s it! Disclosure: I may get something from e-miles if you use that link. Thank you in advance.
Note: They do not send ads to your inbox, so you won’t be getting spammed. Instead, you go to e-miles.com and log in. Once you log in, you’ll see a list of opportunities. Some will look like this:
|Disney: Great Fall Savings at Walt Disney World Resort!||5No thanks, remove|
You’ll click on the “5” and then hit “Continue” on the next page. You can ignore any ads that pop up, answer 3-4 yes/no questions on the following page and you’re done, five points richer. The whole process should take you about 15 seconds.
Other ads will look like this:
|Everything you need for your Gatlinburg vacation is right here in the Free Vacation Guide and Gatlinburg Emails. You’ll be thankful to have this information to help plan your vacation!||5 + 5No thanks, remove|
Note the plus sign. That means you get five points for clicking on the link plus another five points for taking an additional action. Some actions can earn you hundreds or even thousands of points, so it could be worth a few seconds. In this case, the reward is much lower, but all they want you to do is submit your e-mail address in the ad for those five points. That will add you to their mailing list, but you can avoid spam by having a back-up email. I have two addresses: my primary one and one to receive these types of promos. That way, you never have to see the emails if you don’t want to.
What can you earn?
Rewards are very easy to earn on this site. In terms of airlines, 500 e-Miles points will get you 500 frequent flyer miles on United, US Airways, Southwest, Frontier or Alaska Air. But you can also get gift cards, such as a $10 Amazon or Starbucks gift card for 600 points.
There are no real downsides to this program. It is free and redemptions are free. Generally, I can earn 500 miles every week or so. Doesn’t sound like a lot, but that’s 25,000 miles per year! Enjoy.Want to subscribe? Just enter your email in the box above (and to the right) and click on the confirmation. GMailers, check your Social or Promotions boxes!
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