Miles & More Members:  Get 999 Miles For Free, Or 60,000 Miles With A Bit Of Effort

Miles & More Members: Get 999 Miles For Free, Or 60,000 Miles With A Bit Of Effort

Miles and More is currently running 2 promotions with one of their plan partners that gives the opportunity to get valuable miles either for free, or for taking advantage of a subscription service.   But note, you can’t do both!

German newspaper ‘F.A.Z’ or Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung for short is a daily paper that is offering the deals.    The easy and free path is to opt for the 999 miles which requires you to sign up for a free account to access digital content.   With this promo, the sooner you sign up, the more of the 999 miles you’ll earn.    In order to earn all 999 miles you need to sign up by December 8.   If you sign up between December 9 and 22, you’ll only get 899 miles and if you wait to subscribe between December 23 and 31 you’ll only get 599 miles.

The way to to get these miles:

  1.  First, make sure you are logged into you Miles & More account and then access this link.
  2. Once on the promo page, make sure your Miles & More account is set to ‘Germany’ as your location since the offer is only available via the German portal for MM (you can still have English as the language).
  3. Click on the ‘Subscribe Now’ Button in the promo and that will take you the rest of the way to enroll into the program.   With the subscription, you’ll get a 2 week trial to FAZ’s digital content without any further commitment required and you’ll get the 999 miles shortly thereafter.


Now for the 60,000 mile deal:

To get this deal you have to sign up for a year-long subscription to FAZ and have it delivered.   The monthly rate is €69.90 so over the course of the 12 months you’ll shell out about €840.   What you’ll get in return however is 60,000 miles which can be quite valuable since you can book a roundtrip Business Class ticket for 55,000 miles under the Meilenschnaeppchen program.    Keep in mind you’ll most likely need to have a German mailing address for the subscription.   What I’ve done in the past is to send it to a friend as a gift, or perhaps have it sent to a Senior Citizen center, Nursing Home, or some other place that could benefit from your generosity.

When you do the math, your cost per mile under the FAZ promo is only 1.4 cents.  Even when you add the taxes/fees to redeem the ticket ($966 for Business / $370 for Economy) you are still well ahead.  Consider that with taxes and cost of the subscription your Business Class ticket would only be about $1700-1900.   For Economy Meilenschneppchen deals, you can get a roundtrip ticket for only 30,000 miles, so with the FAZ deal you would get enough miles for 2 roundtrip tickets for only $1500-1700 (1 x 840 for FAZ + 2 x $370 for the fees for an economy award ticket).

However, you can only choose one of these promotions since FAZ limits you to taking advantage of only one deal every six months, and both of these offers expire at year’s end.

Either way, neither is a bad deal it’s just a matter of do you want the free and easy 999 miles, or put out a bit of effort to get the 60,000 miles.

To keep up with the latest promos for quick and easy miles, please visit the Miles & More forum on FlyerTalk regularly.   Deals come up several times a week!

Lufthansa Introduces ‘Cash & Miles’ Booking Option For Miles & More Members

Lufthansa Introduces ‘Cash & Miles’ Booking Option For Miles & More Members

Lufthansa announced today that it has launched a new program dubbed ‘Cash & Miles’ that will allow passengers to use a combination of cash and miles from their Miles & More account balance to book flights on any LH Group airline (as long as the booking is made through

The program is operational as of now, but from what I understand will not be available in Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, Finland, Netherlands, United Kingdom, Ireland, Spain and Italy until early 2017.   It is however available in most countries outside of Europe.

If you are a resident in a country where ‘Cash & Miles’ is available, you’ll see the new option when pricing out a new fare (make sure your Miles & More profile is loaded).   There will be a sliding scale that you can use when calculating the amount of miles that will be needed based on the amount of cash you want to spend on a ticket.  According to the program rules, a minimum of 7,000 miles must be used towards any booking.

Tickets booked under ‘Cash & Miles’ will still qualify for full mileage credit to Miles & More based on the fare class that you are booking.

The program is targeted primarily to those Miles & More members that may not have quite the amount of miles needed for a full ticket redemption and the math confirms that notion.

Here are the numbers for 2 examples:   To reduce your fare by $20, you would need to use 7659 miles.   To reduce the fare by approximately $100, you would need to use 31,405 miles.   As you can see for the 31,405 miles you can book an economy award ticket within USA, or for a few more miles a ticket within Europe.   Not to mention the deals you can take advantage of through the Meilenschnappchen program.

However it is a net positive addition to the Miles & More platform because it does allow you to use your miles to offset the cost of a ticket.    The value of the program however is based on a case by case basis.  For some, this will be a great way to shed miles they normally wouldn’t be able use, while for others it would make sense to keep the miles towards a far better redemption option through Miles & More.


HURRY, ENDS TONIGHT!  Miles & More Senators Can Get FREE Hertz President Circle Status!

HURRY, ENDS TONIGHT! Miles & More Senators Can Get FREE Hertz President Circle Status!

I came across this earlier today via FlyerTalk (H/T Oliver2002).

If you are a Miles & More Senator, Hertz will reward your SEN status with President Circle level in their Gold Plus Rewards program.

If you are already a Hertz Gold Plus Rewards member, you simply need to update your profile with CDP Code 501032.   If you are not a member, simply sign up and during the enrollment process it asks if you have a ‘CDP’ code.    Enter the code and complete your enrollment.  In a few days your profile should reflect President Circle status.

Typically it takes 20 rentals a year to qualify for President Circle so this is opportunity should not be missed.   As a President Circle member you will be entitled to a guaranteed free upgrade to the next level car (based on your reservation) and guaranteed availability of a car when you need one.


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