Billion Mile Secrets Lands, Gives You Free Stuff

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Update 12-26: Thank you to everyone who entered our contest. Congratulations to commenter Cat, who won a free United Club pass, and to Fred Sobotka, whose tweet won the $50 Amex gift card!

Apologies to folks who saw this post earlier – it was posted earlier than intended!

Note:  Billion Mile Secrets is satire and you shouldn’t follow any of Points Envy’s suggestions, nor should you break the law.  Any resemblance to the truth is purely coincidental.
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Greetings Million Mile Secrets readers and future Points Envy stalkers! Christmas comes early this year, as we are thrilled to announce the arrival of Billion Mile Secrets, an exciting new weekly column here at Million Mile Secrets written by the award-winning bloggers at Points Envy.  Think of us as hired guns, paid in points and alcohol to protect your points balances from the inferior earning and redemption strategies of other points blogs.

Points Envy hardly needs an introduction, but just in case you have been on an extended bender (with or without us), we are currently the third and a half biggest travel blog in the world, and we will almost certainly occupy the top spot in the near future.  Our website regularly features timely coverage of the biggest stories in the points world, the airline world, and the world world.  For good measure, we also sprinkle in riveting flight reviews and the occasional human interest piece.

For a more personal view into the lives of Points Envy, we point you to our incomparable interview with Million Mile Secrets.  And to get to know us even better, you can follow us on Twitter.  Now is a particularly opportune time to start following us because we are hosting a contest in celebration of the arrival of Billion Mile Secrets!

To enter, all you need to do is let us know what you love most about Points Envy. Simply comment on this post or follow us on Twitter and mention us in a tweet with the hashtag #BillionMileSecrets. The best comment will earn a United Club pass and the best tweet will be rewarded with a $50 American Express gift card.

The contest closes this Saturday at midnight PST, and we will announce the winners in next week’s post.

Of course, we didn’t start this revolutionary undertaking with Daraius and Emily just to give away free stuff, highlight our greatness, and inform you of the irresponsibly luxurious lifestyle we lead for next to nothing. In future posts we also plan on giving you just the tips you need to have you swimming in miles in no time, like the Scrooge McDuck of the points world.

As masters of human emotion, we are well aware that the foregoing poetic points talk has gotten you more worked up than that dream you had where Deltalina softly whispered into your ear that your upgrade had cleared. So as to avoid the moniker “Prudes Envy,” below we take you on a points-earning journey that provides a little glimpse into how some of the sausage is made over at Points Envy.

Although we are not attorneys, at least not in the technical sense, we realized early on in life that the terms of a contract can literally mean life or death, especially when hiring an assassin or entering into a suicide pact.  Having learned from our friends’ mistakes, years ago Points Envy crafted a small provision that we now slyly insert into every contract we sign once the principal terms have been settled, usually in the middle of some long paragraph of boilerplate language. The Points Envy ClauseTM states:

Notwithstanding any provision of this agreement or any other agreement in G-d’s Great Universe or any other universe, [Party Name] hereby irrevocably transfers to Points Envy all ownership interest and any other rights he has with respect to all airline miles, credit card points, and every other type of unit of value in a reward program of any kind, [Party Name] having received due consideration for such interest in the form of Points Envy’s presence.

While this strategy can be hit or miss, we’ve had a decent amount of success. Over the past four years, inserting the Points Envy ClauseTM into our employment contracts and rental agreements has netted us over 14 million points and miles.  We recently had our biggest payday yet when Daraius and Emily signed an agreement with us regarding this Billion Mile Secrets column. Unbeknownst to them until the publishing of this very post, all of their points and miles are belong to us.

Don’t feel too sorry for them though; they just got back from an extended honeymoon in Bora Bora.  More importantly, as long as they continue to read Billion Mile Secrets, we’re confident they’ll build those balances back up in no time.

Stay tuned for next week’s column, in which we’ll announce the winners of the Billion Mile Secrets contest and also divulge a secret that is literally guaranteed* to earn you billions of miles. Cheers!

*Said secret is not literally or otherwise guaranteed to earn you any points or miles at all, nor is there any guarantee that we will divulge said secret next week or that said secret even exists, though if said secret did exist Points Envy would certainly be familiar with said secret but would likely not divulge said secret in this column or via any other medium, except perhaps a secret FlyerTalk forum that may or may not already exist and may or may not contain said secret.

* If you liked this post, why don’t you join the 8,000+ readers who have signed-up to receive free blog posts via email (only 1 email per day!) or in a RSS reader …because then you’ll never miss another episode of Billion Mile Secrets!

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33 Responses to Billion Mile Secrets Lands, Gives You Free Stuff

  1. i always love the creative mind of Points Envy! what I love the most? The excitement of reading every single post!

  2. Pingback: Points Envy Sells Out « Points Envy

  3. I like the most the bikini-clad assistants of Points Envy

  4. That’s awesome.

  5. Humor is always helpful; it helps an advice blog not to sound condescending. Nobody likes a know-it-all!

  6. A billion miles? Pssssh, Rookies

  7. David Gutierrez

    Love the satire. Its awesome.

  8. I owe so much to you guys! You have made it possible for me to see the world. Without your help I couldn’t have done it! This blog is my Bible!

  9. What I like best is the disdain for the back of the plane.

  10. It’s nice to get some funny posts once in a while, definitely cheers me up :)

  11. Hi Peasants

    I am living off the ebay income I generate from the sales of my free Marriott headphones.

    I also enjoy the lil’ Chocolate milks!

  12. What I love most about Points Envy is they finally made me clean my computer monitor. However, I’m not too pleased that they keep making me laugh so hard that I spit out my Louis XIII drink all over my monitor to begin with.

  13. The Points Evny Blog is so hilarious and yet drives the point home :)

  14. What I love most about the Points Envy Blog is that it tells travel tidbits that are funny and informing at the same time.

  15. fun, satire and sarcasm. there is nothing better…well, maybe traveling the world on very little money using points! …that does come very close!
    thanks d & e!!

  16. I love the satire.

  17. I would totally let Points Envy do terrible things to my girlfriend. They’re platinum status in ballin’.

  18. you got me hooked

  19. Are we sure that “Billion Mile Secrets” didn’t just copy this post from the “Frequent Kilometerer” ?

  20. If Daraius and Emily are behind it then so am I.

  21. I love they offer the prize for commenting on the post, tweeting and/or sleeping with them, leaving no instructions for the latter.
    Maybe too much champagne is impairing their decision making outside of miles and points?

  22. If Darius like’s it so do I

  23. I love all the information with the humor. I have earned about 700K miles within a year’s time reading and following. I’m hooked!

  24. Learning with humor. What can bet better.

  25. @Tima – making a threesome into an orgy…nice.

  26. The question is what not to love about all Billion miles and Point Envy., spend as normal, gain points/miles/cash back, smarter shopping, build better credit, and best of all travel for super cheap and treated like kings with our elites status. BAM done done rise and repeat.

  27. Who do I have to sleep with to win?
    Don’t suppose it would be one of your bikini-clad assistants?

  28. Can’t wait for the hostile takeover of The Point Guy as soon as unions and FTC clear this merger!

  29. Points Envy gives me the information I need so I can claw my way toward a billion points.

  30. As a college English instructor, I really appreciate a blogger who knows how to subordinate a clause. Bravo, Points Envy! ;-)

  31. Thou art satirists as quick in wit Swiftly captivating the savvy strangers crafting strategic escapades. Thy text amuses.

  32. Points Envy post is fun to read

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