The short answer is yes. Whenever I have some downtime, I like to take surveys to add to my points and miles balance. I previously wrote about e-Rewards, my favorite survey company for earning hotel points and airline miles. However, I don’t always have e-Rewards surveys available to complete. That’s when I look to e-Miles for some additional point earning opportunities.
What is e-Miles?
E-Miles is a little different from e-Rewards. While e-Miles has a section on the site for surveys, I find it difficult to screen into these. What’s great about e-Miles is the other types of offers that you can complete to earn points. For example, if you’re looking to donate to charity you can earn up to 2,000 miles just by donating. You can even get points for starting a free trial with ancestry.com! As a rule of thumb, avoid the spammy links that ask for phone number or address.
How to Sign-up for e-Miles
Even if you don’t use the site often, it’s worth signing up for the initial bonus. If you sign up through e-Miles directly, you get 50 miles for joining and another 200 for completing 5 or more offers. With this option, you can redeem miles with any of the following airline partners:
- United MileagePlus
- Southwest Rapid Rewards
- American Airlines AAdvantage
- Frontier Early Returns
- Alaska Mileage Plan
Redemptions start at 500 e-Miles for 500 miles with your preferred airline. You can also redeem for the following hotel programs:
- Hilton HHonors (500 e-Miles for 1,000 points)
- IHG Rewards Club (500 e-Miles for 750 points)
Bonuses are also available if you sign-up directly through a rewards program. If you do this, you will only be able to redeem e-Miles with that program. I signed up through United and one benefit is that redemptions start at 250 miles which allows you to cash out more quickly. Here are the current sign-up bonus offers:
- United Mileage Plus: Earn 400 miles after completing 3 offers
- Southwest Rapid Rewards: Earn 100 miles for signing up and another 350 after completing 4 offers
- Hilton HHonors: Earn 100 miles for signing up and another 500 after completing 6 offers
So do I think e-Miles is worth it? I say give it a shot if you’re looking for more ways to earn points or miles. It can be frustrating when trying to qualify for surveys and some of the offers seem like spam. Despite these negatives, I still recommend signing up at least to get the bonus. And if you have a few minutes to complete an offer here and there, the points can really add up!
For more on surveys, check out the Complete Guide to Earning Points and Miles with Surveys.