500 Free Miles with United, Continental, or Delta

“Thanks Again” is a program that offers miles for shopping with small merchants that don’t have their own rewards programs, so far mostly dry cleaners. You register a credit card and when you spend with participating companies you get miles for the transaction, a la iDine (aka Rewards Network).

There aren’t a whole lot of companies working with them, at least so far, so it’s not that attractive. Plenty of folks may be skeptical of giving them credit card numbres, although they do appear quite legitimate. Personally I used a Visa gift card with about $7 left on it, although some might prefer to use one-time use credit card numbers. Why? Signup bonuses.

You can earn your choice of 500 United, Continental, or Delta miles just for signing up.

The program is also available with USAirways (I think) and American but the signup bonuses aren’t as attractive.

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  1. Rewards Network works with 9 major airlines, 11,000 merchants ( restaurants and hotels )no dry cleaners. RN is not idine and so no a la or aka, that change was made awhile back along with other changes. Cardmembers can enroll up to 5 cards, RN is a publically traded company and has been in business over 23 years. They made headlines in December 2006 for writing UPromise a check for 26.6 million. They purchase more airline miles than any other corporation that I personally am aware of.

  2. Oh, come one.

    Rewards Network is a goofy name, the older version “iDine” was much more descriptive. Sure, they do more than just restaurant rewards now, but that’s where they provide actual value. Some of us even remember the TransMedia program…

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