"Easy" miles and points? Those are the ones you earn for little or no extra effort, for no extra cost.
Recent examples include American's bonus for signing up to receive email notices, and Hawaiian Airlines' bonus for following @HawaiianMiles, the Twitter channel for the airline's loyalty program.
In both cases, a modest bonus is offered for doing next to nothing.
This new offer from Priority Club features a similar combination, but with an additional element that may disqualify it from the "easy" category.
Through October 15, Priority Club Rewards members can earn 500 bonus points by signing up for On the Go to receive up to three offers per week sent to their text-enabled cell phones.
Participation requires a valid Visa card.
According to the offer's landing page, enrolling takes less than five minutes, so you're earning 100 points per minute.
Deal or No Deal
So, are these easy miles?
They are, if:
- You already have a Visa card in your wallet.
- You have a text-enabled mobile phone.
- You don't mind receiving "exclusive offers" on your cell phone.
For many, what likely separates this promotion from the above-mentioned offers from American and Hawaiian is the intrusiveness of text messages pushed to one's cell phone, versus emails and Tweets, which are more easily ignored.
To mitigate that concern, the offer promises "You can opt out at any time." To do so, reply to any Priority Club text message with "OFFERS STOP."
Now, wasn't that easy?
Reader Reality Check
For you, are these easy-to-earn or not-worth-the-trouble points?
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