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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

MyPoints pays off: Just received a $100 Macy's gift card

It took a while, but MyPoints finally paid off.  After months of clicking, I ended up with enough points for a $100 Macy's gift card, which arrived yesterday. 


  1. I think the best value from mypoints is to redeem for UA miles. You get 5K miles for 10,100 mypoints or 2500 miles for 5200. This also extends the expiry on UA accounts by 18 months. I use them primarily for this purpose. YMMV.

  2. Wow, my first comment! (sniff, sniff).

    My Macy's gift card valued the points at approximately 0.8-0.9c per Mypoint, not counting the fact that one is then limited to redeeming them at Macy's (Lack of flexibility reduces the reward value by an undetermined amount.). Using that exchange rate (among the best for the gift cards), you are getting 5,000 UA miles for approximately $85. That's pretty good, particularly if you are using them for high value tickets. And the ability to extend expiry on UA accounts is an invaluable perk that gift cards can't offer.

    Thanks for the comment!