UPDATE: The match.com deal appears to have expired. Clicking through the portal produces an error that says, “Invalid Publisher Code, Offer, or Publisher – Advertiser Partnership Status”. We will keep you updated if there is any news to report. eHarmony may still be alive.
A follow-up on this morning’s post about the incredible British Airways portal promotion: Readers have pointed out that you can un-bundle a Match.com subscription to earn even more Avios!
Why do I want to subscribe to a dating site?
I can’t say whether or not you want to subscribe to a dating site. But, as we reported this morning, you can earn a boatload of miles for doing it:
As you can see, Match.com is offering 150 Avios per $1 spent. We initially reported that a 1-year subscription costs about $200 for a total of about 30K Avios earned. We’ve since learned that you can do better.
As reported by One Mile at a Time, you can un-bundle your Match.com subscription and pay separately for a number of pieces. First, you choose a basic plan:
Then, you can bundle as many add-ons as you want. For our purposes, we would add all of them:
The final price should be $548.57. At 150 Avios per dollar, that should earn you 82,285 Avios! Note: There was $42.93 in sales tax in New York State. You do not earn miles on the sales tax.
To put that in perspective, that would buy you THREE round trip economy class saver tickets from the West Coast to Hawaii or from Boston to Dublin. If you want to fly business class, it would buy you a round trip business class ticket up to 3,000 miles each way (if the flights are direct). For example, you could fly round trip in business class on Qantas from Sydney to Bali (normally $2200+) or Cathay Pacific from Hong Kong to the Maldives (a route where cash prices are typically very expensive — a quick glance shows about $3600 for that route). Not a bad trade for ~$550!
For more ideas on how to maximize the British Airways shopping portal promotion, see our original post as well as the comments section — where readers are sharing finds like this!