There are countless ways to earn airline miles and hotel points — and some ways are easier than others. Did you know that you can rack up points and miles without spending money? Yes, we're being serious.
In this article, we'll show you how to earn points and miles without spending any money or opening credit cards. All it takes is time, an internet connection and a frequent traveler account.
We are referring to earning points and miles by completing surveys.
Survey companies compensate major travel providers by providing a commission when they refer individuals willing to participate in surveys. As a result, hotel and airline loyalty programs can motivate their members to complete surveys in exchange for points and miles.
These surveys encompass a wide range of topics, from politics to marketing, and they ask participants various questions.
For instance, American Airlines even grants elite-qualifying Loyalty Points for survey completion. This implies that it is theoretically possible to attain AAdvantage status without spending money or flying. However, each survey typically takes 15 to 30 minutes, and the number of AAdvantage miles earned per survey is generally less than 50. Consequently, it is not a viable path to earn AAdvantage status.
Curious about the process, I enrolled in American Airlines' Miles for Opinions program. Upon completing my initial survey, AAdvantage members are rewarded with a bonus of 250 miles.
Adding my AAdvantage number to the landing page proved to be a simple task. Subsequently, I was directed to a page where I encountered an array of personal questions.
I was not particularly enthusiastic about divulging personal demographic information. As a result, without answering those questions, there were no surveys available for me to participate in, which ultimately prevented me from earning any miles. Therefore, instead of succumbing to the pressure of revealing deeply personal details, I decided to end my endeavor for the day.
Nevertheless, a user willing to answer these questions would likely be presented with a survey to complete.
Related: 6 quick and easy ways to earn Loyalty Points before the end of the American elite year
The following travel providers partner with survey companies, allowing you to earn points and miles with their respective loyalty programs:
For a more in-depth guide on how to earn points and miles for surveys with each of these programs, see this guide.
The rewards can sometimes be paltry. One TPG writer was able to earn about 195.5 Alaska Mileage Plan miles per hour. Based on our latest valuations, that's only $3.51 per hour spent completing surveys.
However, sometimes, you can score a generous sign-on bonus for completing your first survey.
The website maxtravelz.com is an aggregator of news from open sources. The source is indicated at the beginning and at the end of the announcement. You can send a complaint on the news if you find it unreliable.
The year was 2005 and Antonio Catalán created the first AC Hotel in his home region of Navarra, Spain. His goal was to create something simple and modern that offered the essence of Spanish hospitality without the frills that guests didn’t always demand. This meant no bell staff, no minibars and fewer ensuite frills. The affordable price point made it a success, and it grew to dozens of hotels across Spain and Italy before catching the eye of Marriott.
When humans first soared in the air, it was not aboard an airplane. It was in a hot air balloon, in 1783 — 120 years before the Wright brothers’ maiden flight. Since then, biplanes have evolved into jumbo jets, but the basic technology behind ballooning has hardly changed: cloth, basket, burner, ballast and ground crew.
I’m not sure what I expected, but it wasn’t this. Pictures barely do it justice. I was passing through West Texas, having already visited the nearby White Sands, Carlsbad Caverns, and Guadalupe Mountains National Parks, and figured this would be the easiest time to visit Big Bend National Park. I’d heard from a fellow traveler that it was his favorite park, and he’d been to all of them. With that in mind, I purposely limited how much I’d see of the park before I arrived. I wanted to be surprised, and boy was I.
Online travel agencies like Expedia, Kayak and Hotels.com are prevalent in the travel industry. While you might not be familiar with the term OTA, you have likely used one to make a reservation. These websites have user-friendly websites, offer competitive prices and allow you to compare multiple flight, hotel and rental car options in one place.
Though certain credit cards, such as The Business Platinum Card® from American Express (see rates and fees), have high annual fees, that $695 you'll spend every year you hold the card provides some undeniable perks.
MaxTravelz - your ultimate travel companion! Discover a world of exploration and inspiration with our ultimate travel guide. Whether you're an avid globetrotter or an inquisitive adventurer, join us to ignite your wanderlust and maximize your journeys. Dive into a diverse range of blogs, articles, and travel guides offering practical tips, insider advice, and personal narratives. Uncover captivating destinations, from hidden gems to iconic landmarks, and embrace thrilling adventures. Connect with a vibrant community of like-minded travelers, share your own stories, and embark on a journey of cultural immersion and self-discovery. Start your travel adventure today and unlock boundless inspiration.
Owner: SNOWLAND s.r.o.
Registration certificate 06691200
16200, Na okraji 381/41, Veleslavín, 162 00 Praha 6