What You Should Do With Those Unused Airline Miles Today

February 04, 2020

what you should do with unused airline miles

If you've been following our blog, you know we've made our "Giving Back Program "You Shop, We Give" a permanent feature for 2020.  Anytime you shop Island Thyme Soap Company's products, we'll give 10% of that purchase to a cause that's a passion of ours or one that is a passion of yours during checkout at no extra cost to you, 365 days a year. We strongly believe what the world needs now, is love, sweet love. And kindness. And generosity to those in need.

You also know "Fisher House" is one of those causes we are passionate about. 

That got the attention of Hannah Cox of CreditCards.com who reached out and asked if we'd be interested in linking to this guide:

"How To Donate Unused Rewards Miles and Points.”

From the guide:

"Are your miles about to expire? Don’t rush out and spend them on something you don’t need. Donate them to charity instead."

“These miles are making a difference,” says Tish Stropes, vice president of the Maryland-based Fisher House Foundation, which manages Hero Miles, among other charitable organizations. Hero Miles uses donated miles to fly family members to visit wounded members of the military.

How could we resist? 

What a great way to make use of those unused miles and points!  And it's not just Fisher House that can benefit from these donations. Most major airlines offer a few ways for members of their frequent flyer programs to donate miles. One of our other favorite causes, Make-a-Wish Foundation is also supported by several major U.S.-based airlines, including Delta, United, American Airlines, Southwest and JetBlue. More than 77 percent of all wishes have a travel component. Granting each of this wishes would require 50,000 round-trip tickets each year.

Wait! There's more!  Who knew? 

Pop on over to read the full guide for details about the process, airlines that participate and the charities that can benefit. If you can't use them, don't let those miles and points just expire. There are some simple ways where unused miles and points can be used to change someone's life.

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