Certain promotions (like the Garuda Indonesia for 90% off) really get me excited. As a number person, I love that you can stack offer on offer to get such a fabulous deal. This one is with Virgin Wines and Elevate – read on below.
Additional Reading: Garuda First Class for 90% off Ticketed!
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Virgin Wine Deal – Earn up to 6500 Alaska Miles!
Virgin Wines is offering 15 (12 + 3 Bonus) bottles of wine for only $79.99, with free shipping to many US states.
While that by itself is a horrible deal, they’re also offering 5,000 Virgin American miles for subscribing. Since these miles convert at a 1:1.3 ratio to Alaska Airlines, you’re earning 6,500 Alaska Miles for $79.99 (1.23 cents).
But, that’s not it, because you can go through a cashback portal called Splender that gives you an additional 12% in cashback ($9.60). If you sign up through a referral link, you can earn an additional $5 after your first purchase of $50+.
Finally, there is a US AMEX Offer where you get $50 back after spending $150.
Virgin Wine Deal – Crunching the Numbers
Working out the numbers again, for a household of two:
- Cost: 2 @ $79.99 = $159.98 + taxes (depending on your state)
- Cashback: 2 @ 12% = $19.20 + 2x Referral Bonus $10 = $29.20
- AMEX Offer: $50 off $150 = $50
- Miles Earned = 10,000 Virgin America or 13,500 Alaska
The lowest possible cost this deal would come out for you triple stacking these offers would be $80.78 for 10,000 VX/13,000 Alaska Miles. That’s a spectacularly low cost of 0.6 cents apiece per Alaska Mile. On top of that, you’re getting 30 free bottles of wine!
Whether you live in the US or Canada, you can pick up an Alaska Airlines MasterCard, which gets you 25,000-30,000 additional Alaska Miles. With Cathay Pacific and Japan Airlines First Class only 70,000 miles one-way, you’re already halfway there just by getting one credit card and doing this deal twice.
Additional Reading: Redeeming Alaska Miles on Japan Airlines
The funny thing is that I don’t really care about the wine. I could literally ship it to any of my friend’s addresses in the US – and it’d be a nice gift!