Straight to the Points Promotion
Sometimes you just want to take a trip. You do not care where it is, only that you go somewhere and get a good deal. This is where award flight alert services come in handy. These services alert you to great deals to places you may not have even considered. For the month of August, ToP readers get special access to a Straight to the Points promotion!
Note: the links in this article are affiliate links and Travel on Point(s) receives a small commission fee if you use them.
8/25/23 UPDATE: This offer ends on 8/31/23.
What Is Straight to the Points?
Straight to the Points is an award flight alert subscription service that alerts subscribers to really good points (and some cash) deals. These alerts go out by both SMS and email. The alerts show you all the ways to book the flights and so much more. The email alerts include, but is not limited to:
- cost to book the flights with various programs
- transfer bonuses to programs
- programs that avoid high surcharges
- any routing restrictions
- information regarding seat layout and seat reviews
These alerts are invaluable to those that need assistance finding award space, don't really care where they travel, and/or are super flexible in their travel plans. The cost of this service is $99 per year.
Discount Code for ToP Readers
From now until August 31, 2023, all new subscribers to Straight to the Points that use promotion code: TRAVELONPOINTS receive $10 off their subscription for the first year. Note the link above is an affiliate link and Travel on Point(s) receives a small commission fee too (in the interest of full disclosure).
Personal Experience with this Award Alert Service
Personally, I have subscribed to Straight to the Points since the day it launched. I closely monitor all flight alerts for deals that work for us. Recently, I took advantage of the Aer Lingus award alert pictured above. I followed the email to a “T” and had us booked on round-trip flights to Europe within 30 minutes of receiving the alert email.
For our outbound, we fly Philadelphia (PHL) to Dublin (DUB) and connecting onward to Lyon, France (LYS). We booked this for us both for 120,000 Alaska Airlines miles and $40ish.
For our return flight, I took advantage of a 30% transfer bonus from American Express to British Airways and booked 2 tickets for 92,000 Avios and $500ish. We fly Dublin (DUB) back to Philadelphia (PHL).
Better still, the award alert told us exactly which seats to select:
So I hopped over to twitter to select seats, since Aer Lingus' website doesn't allow seat selection. It took a few days for a response, but the “throne” seats are now ours!
Straight to the Points Promotion: ToP Thoughts
For a limited time, this exclusive Straight to the Points promotion is an opportunity to for all our readers and members of our Facebook group to try this award alert service at a discount. I find the service useful and very user-friendly. If you want to give it a shot, use the promo code by August 31, 2023 for an exclusive discount.