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Update: Some folks report having their Match.com or eHarmony accounts cancelled and money refunded. And others say they’ve received fewer points than they expected from this deal.
Looking for a way to earn more British Airways Avios points? Via One Mile at a Time, you can earn a HUGE number of bonus British Airways Avios points for joining the dating sites Match.com or eHarmony.
Through the British Airways shopping portal, you’ll earn 150 British Airways Avios points per $1 you spend on a Match.com subscription. And 130 British Airways Avios points per $1 you spend at eHarmony.
The deal is good through March 5, 2017.
Note: If you’re in a relationship, be sure to tell your significant other what you’re up to before taking advantage of this offer. 😉
I’ll explain how this promotion works and other ways you can earn British Airways Avios points!
Bonus British Airways Avios Points
Through March 5, 2017, you can earn 150 British Airways Avios points for every $1 you spend on Match.com and 130 British Airways Avios points per $1 spent on eHarmony, through the British Airways shopping portal.
Both dating sites have different subscription options. To get the most points, you should buy the most expensive package.
How to Earn the Most Points
The terms of the deal say the offer is valid for first-time paid Match.com subscriptions only. For eHarmony, there doesn’t appear to be the same restriction.
First, go to the Match.com offer on the British Airways shopping portal and click the “Shop Now” button. You’ll be asked for your British Airways frequent flyer account information.
Enter your British Airways account information and click “Go shopping.”
From there, you’ll be directed to the Match.com site to complete your registration.
The most expensive plan on Match.com is a 12-month “Basic” plan for ~$17 per month. Plus, you have the option to pay for “add-ons” like the ability to talk and text without sharing your phone number, know when your emails are read, and more.
If your goal is to earn as many bonus British Airways Avios points as possible, you’ll want to buy all of these add-ons, to maximize the amount you’re spending on the site.
If you buy the 12-month “Basic” membership with all of the add-ons, you’ll pay $548.57.
And you’ll earn 82,285 British Airways Avios points with this deal ($548.57 X 150 points per $1). So you’re effectively paying ~0.67 cents per point ($548.57 / 82,285 points).
This a 76% discount compared to purchasing points directly from British Airways, which typically sell for ~2.8 cents per point! That’s an incredible deal!
And you can do the same with an eHarmony plan. There, you can get a 12-month plan for $251.40, which would earn you 32,682 ($251.40 X 130) British Airways Avios points. So you’d be paying ~0.77 cents per point ($251.40 / 32,682 points).
Just remember, you’re purchasing a subscription. So be sure to cancel or turn off auto-renew before they charge your card again.
Note: You’ll have to spend a few minutes filling out basic profile information. But it’s worth it to earn British Airways Avios points so cheaply!
Is This a Good Deal?
This offer could be worthwhile for lots of folks, especially if you have a specific redemption in mind. Remember, British Airways has a distance-based award chart. So the number of points you’ll pay depends on the length of your flight.
With 82,285 British Airways Avios points from the Match.com deal, you’ll have enough points to book 10 one-way short-haul coach flights within the US, which cost 7,500 British Airways Avios points each.
Or, you could fly yourself and 2 friends (maybe even your new date! 😉 round-trip in coach to Hawaii from the West Coast on Alaska Airlines or American Airlines for free. Because it will cost 25,000 British Airways Avios points for each ticket.
Three tickets to Hawaii would certainly cost more than the ~$549 you’d spend to “buy” the British Airways Avios points you’d need through the Match.com deal.
82,285 British Airways Avios points is even enough for 3 round-trip coach tickets on Aer Lingus to Ireland, with points to spare! From cities like Chicago, New York, Washington, DC, and more, it’s just 26,000 British Airways Avios points round-trip in coach in the off-peak season.
All the Ways to Earn British Airways Avios Points
One of my favorite things about British Airways Avios points is they’re easy to earn and use!
You can earn British Airways points directly from flying on British Airways or their partner airlines, or from the sign-up bonus and spending on the Chase British Airways Visa Signature Card.
Through the British Airways shopping portal, you’ll earn 150 British Airways Avios points per $1 you spend on a Match.com subscription, or 130 British Airways Avios points per $1 spent at eHarmony.
The deal is good through March 5, 2017.
For ~$549, you can purchase a 12-month subscription with add-ons at Match.com, which gets you 82,285 British Airways Avios points. That’s more than enough for 10 short-haul one-way flights on partner airlines like American Airlines. Or 3 round-trip coach tickets from the West Coast to Hawaii!
Let me know if you take part in the deal, and even better, if you meet the love of your life! 😉