Yep, it’s true: Airbnb and Virgin were generous, and I was dumb.
You know that sinking feeling when you realize you just let a bunch of points or miles slip through your fingers? That’d be me today. I just found out I left 3,000 Virgin miles on the table – and I couldn’t be more annoyed.
A few weeks ago, I shared how I found a great deal on award tickets to Maui next summer. Since then, I’ve been putting together a plan for where we’ll stay during our trip.
To build in a little variety, I snapped up 4 award nights at the Andaz Maui, then decided to spend another 4 nights at an Airbnb. Amazingly, I’ve never stayed at an Airbnb before, so I’m not really familiar with the booking process.
It seemed simple enough: find a place, click “book,” wait for the host to confirm, and done! After I found a place I liked, I took care of the booking in a matter of minutes.
However, as usual, there’s a way to make the process a little more interesting.
You can earn Virgin or Delta miles when you book with Airbnb
You’ll earn 1 point per dollar you spend at Airbnb. Each of the sites will even give you a sign-up bonus: first time bookers using Virgin get 1,500 bonus points and a $20 Airbnb credit, while if you book with Delta for the first time they’ll give you 1,000 miles and a $25 Airbnb credit.
Grr! I totally missed out on this one! I hate when that happens.
Have you made any points and miles mistakes lately? Please share in the comments – it’ll make me feel like I’m not alone. 🙂