How to Earn and Use Lufthansa Miles: Part 1 – 17 Ways to Use Lufthansa Miles

How to Earn and Use Lufthansa Miles: Part 1 – 17 Ways to Use Lufthansa Miles

Million Mile SecretsHow to Earn and Use Lufthansa Miles: Part 1 – 17 Ways to Use Lufthansa MilesMillion Mile Secrets Team

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The 50,000 Lufthansa miles sign-up bonus on the Lufthansa card will end on June 30, 2014.  Because I’ve gotten emails about how to use Lufthansa miles, I’ve updated my guide on using Lufthansa miles.

How to Earn and Use Lufthansa Miles:

  • Part 1 – 17 Ways to Use Lufthansa Miles

17 Ways to Use Lufthansa Miles

There are lots of ways to use Lufthansa miles.  You can use Lufthansa miles to travel to:

  • Hawaii
  • Caribbean
  • Europe
  • South & Central America
  • Australia & New Zealand
  • Asia

And you fly 1-way First Class on United within the US (excluding Hawaii and the US Virgin Islands) for only 17,000 Lufthansa miles!

Click on the updated 17 Ways to Use Lufthansa Miles to learn more!

Bottom Line

You can earn 50,000 Lufthansa miles from the Lufthansa card if you apply by June 30, 2014.

Lufthansa miles can be very valuable to some folks.  You can use Lufthansa miles for domestic trips and save your more valuable miles (United Airlines or American Airlines miles or Chase Ultimate Rewards points) for international travel.

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I applied for the card using the link in the post, but didn't get an instant approval.

The result page says that

"Unfortunately, we are not able to provide you with an immediate decision on the application you just submitted.

Your application requires further review, which can take up to 10 days."

Do you recommend that I find reconsideration number and call it?


If you google "Bluebird" (or "Serve"), "points", and "mortgage" you'll find more than you ever wanted to know on the topic.

Daraius and others have blogged extensively on the subject and I jumped on the bandwagon a few months ago.

You basically end up eating the fees for gift card purchases and transfer those cards to your Bluebird or Serve account (at Walmart). Then use BB or Serve to write a check for mortgage.

I'll save you a lot of time - Virtually all of the Office Supply "point bonanzas" have been shut down so you can either do high points and high cost (buying GC's $200/each = 1,000 points, but giving up $7 each time) or you do lower costs and lower points ($500 GC's at gas stations or CVS).

There is the occasional deal that will come up to negate the GC fees, but those are exceptions and you need an ongoing plan if you want to do it regularly.

Another time-saver: the process has changed for loading to Bluebird/CVS in the last 3 weeks so you'll want to make sure any article you read is recent

Thanks for the germanwings tip. My problem is to log into their website, you need to have the Miles & More Credit card; I can't figure out how to log in with just my miles and more frequent flyer # & pin. Any ideas?

I would like to pay my $3,500 mortgage by credit card so I could accumulate more points. How do I do this without paying fees? Please leave a step by step instruction so I could follow it exactly. I also read on one of your emails that if you pay through certain companies (STAPLES) you can get double, triple or even 5X your points.



Great list Darauis!

I'd like to add one more thing to your list. It might not be useful to everyone, but have you heard about using Miles & More miles to get around Europe with low taxes? Germanwings seems to have really low taxes. I read about it here

The text is in german though...

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