Archive for 'Points.com News & Updates'
Posted on 21. Dec, 2012 by PointsAdvisor.
We’d like to wish you and your family a wonderful holiday season.
Our Points.com customer support centre will be closing at noon EST on Monday, December 24th and will re-open on Thursday, December 27th. We’ll close again to celebrate New Years at noon on Monday, December 31st and re-open for usual business hours on Wednesday, January 2nd.
You can always check our FAQs for help when we’re closed.
Customer Service Centre Holiday Hours:
Monday, December 24th: 9 am ET until 12 pm ET
Tuesday, December 25th: Closed
Wednesday, December 26th: Closed
Thursday, December 27th: 9 am ET until 5 pm ET
Friday, December 28th: 9 am ET until 5 pm ET
Saturday, December 29th: Closed
Sunday, December 30th: Closed
Monday, December 31st: 9 am ET until 12 pm ET
Tuesday, January 1st: Closed
Wednesday, January 2nd: 9am ET until 5 pm ET (regular hours resume)
We’ll sign off by sharing a recent CTV new article with a mention of Points.com. You can read the short article here.
We hope you have a safe and happy holiday season and look forward to sharing more point and mile earning opportunities in 2013!
The Points.com Team
Posted on 15. Jun, 2012 by PointsAdvisor.
We’ve teamed up with Wicked Interactive to bring online gamers a more flexible way to make the most of their Suba Points. Thanks to our new partnership, you can now track and exchange Suba Games points on Points.com!
SubaGames.com hosts a library of free-to-download and free-to-play MMO games. Suba Games members earn points while playing games and can then use their Suba Points to purchase items for use in a number of games, including popular titles like Ace Online, Mission Against Terror, Priston Tale, Bounty Hounds, DDTank and Fragoria.
To start tracking and exchanging Suba Games points on Points.com, follow these steps:
- Log in to subagames.com
- Go to profile page
- Click on “Create API” in the Points.com Section
- Copy the auto generated API Key
- Click the Points.com button to continue to Points.com and complete your registration
- Log in to Points.com or sign up if you are not a member
- Add Suba Games to your Points.com. (You will need your Suba Games username and the auto generated API key)
- If you need assistance, please contact SubaGames
To find out which programs you can exchange with Suba Games, visit the Suba Games page on Points.com.
To see the official press release, visit our Points International site.
To learn more about Suba Games or join their program, visit their website.
Welcome to Points.com, Suba Games!
Posted on 16. May, 2012 by PointsAdvisor.
We’ve just added more than 20 new gift certificate options for you to redeem your points and miles for on Points.com! This brings the list of gift certificates that you can redeem for on Points.com to over 110.
Here are a few popular options:
Visit this page to see all of your 110+ options!
You can redeem for gift certificates using points and miles from the following programs:
Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan™
American Airlines AAdvantage® miles
Frontier Airlines EarlyReturns®
Hawaiian Airlines® HawaiianMiles®
Icelandair Saga Club
Priority Club® Rewards
United Airlines MileagePlus
US Airways® Dividend Miles®
Posted on 25. Jan, 2012 by PointsAdvisor.
In our loyalty program-saturated world here at Points.com, it’s easy to forget that not everyone is an avid point/mile collector. I recently met someone that told me they couldn’t be bothered with loyalty programs (the horror!), and that they didn’t carry a single loyalty card in their wallet.
For anyone who has ever questioned the hype around loyalty programs, here are our top 5 reasons you should care about loyalty programs.
1. Frequent flying not required:
Gone are the days when the only people that reap the benefits of reward programs are frequent flyers. Airline loyalty programs remain rewarding, but even if you don’t fly, there are a ton of other ways to collect points/miles. Check your local grocery stores, coffee shops, retail stores, car rentals, pharmacy – anywhere you spend money – to find out what their loyalty program offerings are. Loyalty isn’t just for brick-and-mortar stores anymore either. Many online retailers offer points/miles for purchases. Check out our latest promos page to see a few online retailers who are offering points/miles for purchases.
2. You’re spending money, why not earn points/miles while you do it:
As mentioned above, loyalty programs can now be found at most major retailers. They give retailers a way to reward their most loyalty customers, and most programs get more rewarding the more you spend. If you find yourself frequenting the same stores, as many of us do, joining a loyalty program can pay off in dividends. Some retailers offer discounts after reaching a certain balance, or even cash off your purchase. Others allow you to redeem for merchandise you wouldn’t have been able to fit in your budget.
3. There are more ways to earn points & miles than ever before:
Many loyalty programs now offer new and innovative ways to collect their currency. Some programs host online malls that allow you to earn points/miles for shopping through their site, while others allow you to create gift registries, so your friends and family can give you points/miles for special occasions. Loyalty programs are working hard to find new ways to go where their members are, making sure that it’s easy for you to make use of their program.
4. You can use points & miles for a lot more than just flights:
I’m always happy when I hear from a friend or Points.com user who has used their points/miles for their dream vacation, but some of the most memorable (and useful) rewards can come from redeeming for merchandise. One of my teammates redeemed for a Dyson vacuum cleaner, another, a gift card for Amazon.com. I’ve known others to use their miles for new digital cameras or a discount off of an Ancestry.com subscription (something you can get on Points.com). Although you should always compare the value of each redemption option before hitting “go”, sometimes it’s worth it to pass up on the vacation for something else you really need.
5. There are ways to earn faster than ever before:
Many loyalty programs now offer options to allow you to buy more points/miles, or transfer them to family members and friends. These increasing options give you more ways to get points/miles when you’re close to redeeming. Another option is to follow our Points.com Earn Opportunities feed, that lists the latest promotions for your programs.
Yes, being an avid collector requires a little bit of extra work, but it can really pay off over the long run if you are patient and determined.
PS. If you’re new to the loyalty game and Points.com, check out our popular post: 5 Tips for New Points.com Users.
What’s your favorite part about being a loyalty program member?
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Posted on 04. Jan, 2012 by PointsAdvisor.
We hope that your holidays were filled with cheer, family, friends and points and miles!
Happy New Year from the Points.com team. We look forward to another year of bringing you the latest loyalty program news and advice.
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Posted on 08. Nov, 2011 by PointsAdvisor.
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to work at Points.com? How about what kind of loyalty-crazy people might spend their days thinking about innovative ways to use loyalty programs? Well, you can now get an insider’s look at what it’s like to work at Points.com on our Life @ Points blog.
The Life@Points blog is a forum for Points.com employees to share their expertise, talk about events and projects and let everyone know about the latest insider Points.com news. We post videos and pictures from recent staff events, and our tech team has been known to share some pretty serious tech chat.
We especially hope you’ll drop by the Life@Points blog if you think Points.com might sound like a place you’d like to work, but welcome all visitors who are interested in seeing what we do each day at Points.com.
Until next time,
The Points.com Team
Posted on 28. Sep, 2011 by PointsAdvisor.
Congratulations to James, the most recent winner of our Join Points.com and win 1 Million Points/Miles contest!
Living within flying distance from your family in this economy makes it especially hard to share life’s most precious moments with the ones you love. Fortunately for James Bunyan, of Rockaway Queens, New York, a trip to visit family around the country is now just a free plane ride away.
As our most recent JetBlue TrueBlue million points winner, James is choosing to spend his points traveling the 50 states to visit family so that he doesn’t miss out on any milestones.
James has two full grown sons: Matthew, who resides in Florida and is looking to expand his family of two with children, and Brian who recently got engaged. James has big plans to visit Florida to spend quality time with his son and his wife and eventually with his future grandchildren.
Confessing that he entered the contest on a whim, James is very excited to hit the road in the next year and redeem his million points.