One of the coolest and fastest ways to earn miles is by using the Vanilla Reloads Churn Strategy.
It might sound complicated but it’s actually quite simple.
- Load up some Vanilla Reload cards at $500 each. Each one will have a $3.95 sign up fee and you can typically load up to $5,000 on different cards.
- Sign up for an American Express Bluebird Card
- Transfer your Vanilla balance to Bluebird
- Use your Bluebird account to pay off your credit card and to pay your bills, taxes, etc.
Essentially, what you’ve done here is bought 5,000 miles for $39.50. That’s a mileage value of .008/mile, which is pretty darn good considering most miles are valued at about .002 each. That’s pretty good!
If you’re working to hit mileage sign-up bonuses, this method can help you hit some of the harder ones without spending tens of thousands of dollars in a couple of months.
For a similar miles earning strategy, check out the PayPal Churn Strategy.