Free TAP miles, but hard to game


I got excited this morning looking through my Twitter feed when this gem from TAP Air Portugal came across:

Free TAP miles and just for a friend signing up! Of course I want some of that (more because I like free miles than because I know or care too much about the TAP Victoria Miles programme). Naturally I clicked the link and, well, there are a few too many restrictions to really make it much fun for me.

For starters, it is limited to only 5 friends joining so only 5,000 bonus miles. Still, getting 5,000 miles for free is a pretty nice little bonus.

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Beyond that, however, was the real fine print. My expectation was that the new member would need some sort of activity to net the referrer the points but that is not the case. Instead it is this little bit which makes it a non-started for me (and many others):

Only Victoria Clients with activity and who have been enrolled on TAP Victoria’s Programme for more than 6 months can refer new Victoria Client(s).

No love for those who just want to show up and game the system. And as one who plays the game I’m rarely happy to be cut off but I cannot really complain too much. Well, I suppose I could, but that wouldn’t be much fun to read.

In the mean time, if you are an active member of TAP’s program go find some friends to enroll. Those free miles should definitely be collected if possible.

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Seth Miller

I'm Seth, also known as the Wandering Aramean. I was bit by the travel bug 30 years ago and there's no sign of a cure. I fly ~200,000 miles annually; these are my stories. You can connect with me on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and .
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