The MilePoint site has their premium membership package available for sale again this week meaning it is time to decide if I want to spend $50 on a package of benefits for the coming year.
Here’s the list of benefits and the value I’m assigning to them:
|Benefit||Value to me||Why?|
|1,000 MileagePlus points||$15||That’s what I value the points at.|
|Hilton HHonors Gold Status||$0||Already have it and it isn’t worth all that much anyways|
|One year of ad-free viewing on Milepoint.com||$0||I already get ad-free via Gold status on the site|
|Free 1-year subscription to InsideFlyer.com or 50% discount for print edition of InsideFlyer magazine||$0||Never really found the content to be compelling and worth the subscription, even if “free”|
|Free upgrade to PointsHound Level 2 Status through 2014 and a 1,000 mile or point bonus on first booking||$0||Already have the status and already made my first booking with them|
|Free Upgrade to UsingMiles Premier membership||$0||Don’t use the service and don’t plan on starting|
|Free Gold membership at WorldMate||$0||I’m a TripIt guy|
|Free upgrade to National Car Rental Emerald Club Executive Status||$0||I don’t rent cars very often and when I do I want the compact I reserve|
|Free upgrade to AwardWallet Plus account||$0||Don’t use the service and don’t plan on starting|
|Buy-One-Get-One-Free Trip Pass for Award Nexus||$0||Don’t use the service and don’t plan on starting|
|One day free parking at The Parking Spot (not valid with DFW valet)||$0||No car; no plans to get one|
|25% discount on “Frequent Flyer Master” e-book||$0||Not particularly interested|
|25% discount at LoJack for Laptops||$0||Don’t use the service and don’t plan on starting|
|20% discount at SCOTTEVEST||$0||I love my SeV jacket, but I don’t plan on buying a new one this year.|
|20% discount on ExpertFlyer.com yearly premium service||$0||Don’t use the service and don’t plan on starting|
|15% discount to Luggage Forward||$0||Don’t use the service and don’t plan on starting|
|10% discount off all Hyatt Hotel Gift Card purchases (up to $5,000 in gift card purchases)||$0||Unlikely that I’ll get value out of this given my hotel stay patterns.|
|10% discount on KVS Tool||$0||Don’t use the service and don’t plan on starting|
Maybe I’m being unnecessarily harsh on some of these valuations but I don’t think my numbers are all that bad. I know plenty of people who do use the services of these partners and if there is value for you in them then the bundle can be a good deal. But I did the math and I know it isn’t for me.
Make sure you do the math before deciding that it is the right deal for you.
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