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Can you use my frequent flyer miles?

posted by Joshua on June 13, 2017 in Entrepreneurship
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I want to cancel my credit card. If I do, my frequent flyer miles will expire in 30 days.

I want to cancel this month to avoid paying an annual fee (they waived it in the past and are only willing to waive half this year).

I don’t plan to travel, so I can’t use them. They said I can’t redeem them for cash. They’re called Avios and work with the consortium of airlines on this page. I could pay half the annual fee to give myself a year to figure out what to do with them, but they said I can use the Avios to buy tickets for other people so I’d rather help someone else and take care of things faster. I have just over 180,000 Avios.

If you can use them, you don’t have to travel in the next 30 days, but would have to buy the tickets then. We can split the difference so you save money and I get something for these points. Contact me and I’ll consider any offer.

Here are two articles on how to get the most value out of Avios:

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