Well, this was a nice surprise! I was in my Aegean account yesterday to get a reservation number for a partner flight and noticed my account was 30,000 miles richer. It turns out, it can pay off to participate in little promotions with foreign programs!
I Won 30,000 Aegean Miles
Edit: For anyone that happens to wonder why I didn’t write about it – when I saw it, it was in the middle of the holiday season and I wasn’t writing a lot of posts. Furthermore, I have signed up for a ton of promos and giveaways and never write about them, it is just not the type of stuff I write about here. Now that I see that people are interested in Aegean promos, I will write about the next one I notice!
Last month, I noticed that Aegean (my main program for earning Star Alliance miles) was having some promotion about “Your Wish Can Take You Miles Away.” They were having members enter this promotion with some fun travel saying. The randomly selected winners would receive their saying on festive headrests on Aegean flights throughout January and miles.
2/3 of a Transatlantic Business Class Award – Thank You!
The “miles” part was what I was interested in! Aegean was giving away 6,000,000 miles to 200 winners in the promotion. I signed up for it when I noticed it, and then I forgot about it!
Well, it turns out that I was one of 200 people that did win! That meant 30,000 Aegean miles for me, which is great for my main use of these miles. I typically use 45,000 Aegean miles for business class flights between the US and Europe so that means they gave me 2/3 of the amount I need for another flight!
What did I learn from this? Definitely enter these promotions by smaller, foreign award programs. There could be a chance that not that many will enter and you could have a shot. I mean, if you look at the list of winners, it seems that I may have been the only non-Greek person selected!
This was not the first time I have won Aegean miles – the last time, it was 250,000 miles! So, I am a happy Aegean participant. 😉