With the holidays just around the corner, the thought of braving the chaotic mall to pick up a last-minute sweater, DVD, or coffee maker is enough to suck the holiday spirit right out of you. Skip the crowds this year and give the gift that the whole family will enjoy–the gift of loyalty rewards.
Gifting Points & Miles:
Many loyalty programs now offer the option to purchase points/miles as a gift. If you’re stumped for a gift for the loyalty-obsessed person in your life, consider gifting points/miles in their favorite program. It may be just enough to top up their account for that award trip or hotel stay they’ve been dreaming of. As an added bonus, the holiday season means lots of promotions for buying and gifting points/miles. Check out our current promotions page to see a list of promotions for lots of popular loyalty programs.
Creating a Gift Registry:
If you happen to be that hard-to-buy-for loyalty-obsessed person, consider creating a gift registry for yourself to make things easier on your friends and family members!
US Airways and JetBlue recently launched travel Gift Registries with Points.com, allowing consumers to register for the gift of loyalty rewards to meet their travel goals. Gift registries can be created for any event, be it a wedding, honeymoon, life milestone, anniversary or just because.
How it works:
- US Airways Dividend Miles members can log onto www.usairwaysgiftregistry.com to create a gift registry for miles and highlight their specific goal – just like a wedding registry! And JetBlue TrueBlue members can log onto http://www.truebluegiftregistry.com to create a personalized TrueBlue Gift Registry and set goals that help get to the trip they want.
- Members can share their registry with friends and family via social media platforms including Facebook or through email, inviting them to contribute miles or points to reach the goal. Contribute can be made to the registry by buying points/miles or transferring existing miles into someone’s account.
- Members can track their progress against their goal using a graph on the registry.
This holiday season, give the gift of travel to someone else, or make finding the perfect gift for you easy for your friends and family members by creating your own gift registry.
Happy Holidays from Points.com!
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