News You Can Use – $10 or 600 Virgin America Points, Hyatt Spring Promotion Registration & 25% Bonus on British Airways Avios

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1.   $10 or 600 Free Virgin America Points

Million Mile Secrets reader Jordan works for MOGL which offers Virgin America points or 10% cash back for dining at certain restaurants.

He is offering a $10 credit, which you can convert to 600 Virgin America points (up to February 28, 2013) or 300 points after that, if you use “jordanramos” as the referral code when you sign-up for MOGL.

Virgin America MOGL

$10 or 600 Virgin America Points

MOGL will also donate a meal to Feeding America, so it doesn’t hurt to sign-up.

Unfortunately, MOGL only has participating restaurants in California, so this isn’t very useful to most.  And you have to actually dine in a restaurant to get the credit, though you could just buy a $1 soda etc.

You get the option to select either cash-back or Virgin Atlantic Elevate points online at MOGL.

2.   Registration for Hyatt Promotion

I wrote about the Hyatt spring promotion earlier and you can now register for the promotion here.  You get 3,000 bonus points for ever third eligible night (not stay) at a Hyatt hotel between March 1 & May 31, 2013.  This means that you will have to stay in a Hyatt hotel for 45 nights to get the maximum of 45,000 points through this promotion.

You get a 20% bonus if you have a Hyatt Visa credit card (you don’t necessarily have to pay with it, though).  So Hyatt cardholders get 3,600 Hyatt points every 3 nights for a maximum of 54,000 points after 45 nights.

3.   25% Bonus on Avios

Via Loyalty Lobby, you can buy British Airways Avios points for 2.28 cents up to March 28, 2013.  However, you need to buy 24,000 Avios points to get the 25% bonus, so this isn’t worth it for most folks.

However, it could be worth it for some folks since you can redeem only 4,500 Avios points for a 1-way American Airlines flight under 649 miles since British Airways has a distance based award chart.  But do the math to see if it make sense for you.

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6 Responses to News You Can Use – $10 or 600 Virgin America Points, Hyatt Spring Promotion Registration & 25% Bonus on British Airways Avios

  1. Your link takes to the admin page of MMS. Or am I missing something?

  2. @Parag Mehta – Thanks, I’ve fixed the link!

  3. How/where do you convert the $10 to Virgin America Elevate points once you have signed up with the jordanramos referral code? I am only seeing the ability to get cash back…

  4. Would you recommend people to use Amex OPEN for Hyatt stays even if they have the Chase Hyatt Card?

  5. For Virgin America Elevate points on MOGL.
    1. Sign up (don’t forget to enter “jordanramos” as the referral)
    2. Once you are in, go to Settings
    3. Scroll down to Payment Preferences, and it’s default is Cashback. Click on the drop down and it shows a choice of Elevate Points.
    4. Choose Elevate Points, enter your Elevate account number, then click on the green Save Changes button.

    You should be all set, other than spending money at a qualified restaurant.

  6. Virgin has fuel surcharges and not worth using points domestically. Lax-JFK is about $150 one way sometimes.

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