Welcome to the next post in the Earning Stories series right here on Rewards Canada.
For years we have provided you with the details on earning points and
miles (both regular earning and bonus opportunities) and these stories show the actual offers in action.
Unlike other earning stories, this one does not involve a flight, hotel stay or car rental. This
one looks at an offer we posted here on FFB back at the
beginning of July about Alitalia MilleMiglia having a open elite status
match offer. Here is the offer as it appeared on our blog:
Here is the offer as pulled from our MilleMiglia page as it is still valid and if you haven’t taken advantage of it yet you really should!
Receive an Elite Status Match to a non SkyTeam airline program. Full details
Getting a status match is very easy. Send an email to StatusMatchMilleMiglia@alitalia.com by December 31, 2015 with the following:
- First name and last name
- MilleMiglia code
- A legible copy of your existing valid Frequent Flyer program card
Your status will be
effective 5 working days after you send the request email and will be
maintained until March 31, 2016. To confirm that your status has been
recognized, you will receive a personalized email from your new Club.
I decided to give this an offer a shot and wanted to test it with a
status I have that was expiring soon. I used my Cathay Pacific Marco
Polo Club Gold status that came with The Platinum Card from American Express.
This benefit is actually no longer available from the card but my Gold
status with Cathay Pacific is valid until the end of September. I simply
scanned my Marco Polo Gold card and sent it off as instructed above
with my name and MilleMiglia number. About three weeks later I received
confirmation from Alitalia that my status match went through! I was now a
MilleMiglia Freccia Alata Club member (essentially Gold status).
Here is the screen shot from the email confirming the status match:
I actually received my physical card in the mail a few weeks ago! Now I have
elite status with Alitalia and SkyTeam until the end of March next year
even though my status with Cathay ends in a month and a half! I would
say this is a success story. I don’t think I’ll fly Alitalia before the
end of March to take advantage of all the benefits but there is a good
chance I will be on some SkyTeam flights so it will be nice to take
advantage of the SkyTeam benefits allotted with SkyTeam Elite Plus
Not only will I look at using these benefits, by having this status with
Alitalia I may be able to extend it to other status match offers that
are in or will be coming to the market since my Cathay status ends soon.
to hear how you have if you have taken advantage of this status match offer as well! Leave us a
comment below or submit your own earning story to be featured here on Rewards Canada.
Have your earning story featured!
Not only are FFB Earning Stories featured in this series, we
want to feature your stories as well! Have you earned a lot of points or
miles by utilizing offers posted on FFB? We would love to
hear about them and potentially feature them here on FFB
Tell us your earning story by emailing us the details of what you
earned, screenshots if possible of those points/miles posting and what
offer on FFB you took advantage of. Email it to us email@example.com