Since I’m pretty much set with my hits and just waiting for them to post to my Dividend Miles account, I decided to compile a more organized list of hits in order for someone who hasn’t even started the Grand Slam promotion to get to each tier bonus level for the least amount of money AND effort. Most of the cheapest hits are a simple purchase so the effort will not be much.
To get an overall understanding of what this promotion is about, Mommy Points has the best explanation here.
A good goal I’ve been telling clients about is 16 hits. 16 hits will get you 25,000 bonus miles and you will end up with about 30,000 total miles for a mere $149 spent. That equates to a domestic round trip award ticket for $124!
Check out my chart sorted from cheapest/free hits to most expensive. This is a fast track to 16 hits.
|1||Audience Rewards – Trivia||$0||10|
|2||Dividends Miles Toolbar + 3 searches||$0||1|
|3||Exchange miles at points.com||$0||1|
|5||Miles for Magazines||$0||-400|
|6||ThanksAgain – restaurant.com gift cert||$1||15|
|7||Rewards Network Dining||$1||3|
|8||Dividends mall – buy.com||$6.81||3|
|11||Skymall.com – Janie’s spot cleaner||$12.09||12|
|12||Biscoff – Anna’s asst cookies||$13.47||265|
|13||1800flowers – i love you bear||$13.99||140|
|14||Share miles (with someone also doing the promo)||$20||-1000|
|15||TrackItBack – stickers||$24.94||500|
|16||Buy miles at usairways.com||$29.56||1000|
Add 4 more hits and you will end up with around 43,000 miles for $302 spent. Here are the those 4 next cheapest hits:
|18||FTD – sad sam puppy||$33.14||500|
|20||Netflix subscription ($8 a mont for 6 months mininum)||$48||1500|
I don’t think, as a newbie, that you’d want to pursue any harder than this because the next hits are noticeably more expensive and a bit more involved (e.g. e-miles surveys). Either way, this is an amazing promotion that you should try to take advantage of. Hopefully, this post really maps out a good plan of attack and you can score all these hits/miles for very little cash out of pocket. It’s not every day that you can ‘buy’ miles for 0.68 CPM!
One thing to note is that I did not include hits that would be personal to you – hotel stays, car rentals, points transfers from other programs. If you have any of these lined up, definitely use them as a hit to get to the next level!