Mar102010

Priority Club Partner Bonuses and Survey for 6,300+ cheap points

Here is a guide to cheap partner activities by March 31 for 6,000 bonus points in addition to the free 300 survey bonus points for answering four easy questions.

Priority Club has a partner activity promotion for 6,000 bonus points with three activities by March 31.

Register here for Partner activity bonus.

  • Earn 1,000 points for one activity.
  • Earn 2,000 additional points for second activity.
  • Earn 3,000 additional points for third activity.

Total = 6,000 bonus points + bonus points earned from three activities.

Cheap and Easy ways to Earn Partner Activity

1.       Points.com exchange (Points.com homepage)

If you are not yet a member, you can receive 25 Priority Club bonus points just for signing up. If you are a member, American Airlines AAdvantage has no minimum transfer requirement. 3 AA miles = 1 Priority Club point. That will hardly make a dent in your AA account and you will earn 1,001 Priority Club points after the transfer and bonus for the partner activity. [Update – Read the comments section. Apparently you need AA elite status for this.] 

Delta does not allow miles swap. Alaska has a 4,000 mile minimum swap so that is not a good value for points unless you have orphan miles that are unlikely to be used before they expire. I had Frontier miles that I swapped out (1,000 mile minimum) since I do not think I will earn sufficient miles in that account for a free ticket. I realized I lost 5,000 Distancia miles that were sitting orphan and at least I would have had some value if I had swapped them out in the past before I lost them. 

2.       Priority Club Rewards Shopping (limit of one partner purchase for promotion)

There are 200 partners. You may want to shop at Sears or Chicos, but if not, there are some store partners that most anyone can use for household or office necessities.

Walgreens has free shipping with a $25 order. Need some soap or diapers? 

Petco offers free shipping on $50 purchases. Are there hungry critters in your house?

Target has a daily special with a few items like $12 pants and $11 shoes and offers free shipping on the daily specials. The regular shipping cost is about $8. 

3.       Office Max (Free Shipping on $50 purchase)

Orders through Office Max appear to count as a separate partner and do not fall under the Priority Club Rewards Shopping limit of one purchase. Order $50 of stuff and get free shipping or you can pay $8 shipping for a lesser transaction.

4.       Buy Priority Club Points

Purchase the minimum 1,000 points for $13.50. This will give you a partner transaction bonus on top of the 1,000 purchased points.  

5.       Priority Club Dining (limit of one dining partner transaction for promotion)

Register a credit card for the Priority Club Dining program and go out to eat. New members earn 500 bonus points after first $25 dining transaction. I haven’t used dining for miles in a while, but for many travelers this is an easy way to get one transaction.

 6.       Just a small selection of other transactions are Hertz Rental Car, e-Rewards transfer to Priority Club points, Priority Club Visa purchase, transfer American Express Membership Rewards points or Diners Club Rewards points to Priority Club.

Three partner activities buying stuff you will buy anyway at some store can be achieved for just $20 or so in extra shipping. You can possibly earn 6,000 points at no additional expense if you order in quantities to earn free shipping.

Remember PointBreaks free nights are only 5,000 points so thiese bonuses can earn one or two free nights. Not even Priceline will get you a hotel room for $20.

Best of all is your bonus points all count for Priority Club elite status. Gold elite takes 20,000 points in a calendar year and Platinum elite takes 60,000 points in a calendar year.

About Ric Garrido

Ric Garrido of Monterey, California started Loyalty Traveler in 2006 for traveler education on hotel and air travel, primarily using frequent flyer and frequent guest loyalty programs for bargain travel. Loyalty Traveler joined BoardingArea.com in 2008.

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  1. That is a term of AA transfers I didn’t know. I didn’t see it mentioned on the page when I looked at the exchange rate.

    Good I had orphan Frontier miles to move since I am not AA elite.

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