Miles can save you in a pinch!

Today, my family had to book a trip on short notice.  My parents’ airfare would’ve added up to $1200, and then a hotel was at least $100/night (which honestly, isn’t terribly unreasonable.  However, I was able to dig into my stash, and used 50,000 UA miles and 4,000 SPG points to cover all of that.  It’s a trip we wish we didn’t have to make, but at least we were able to alleviate one aspect of the trip.  Just another perspective on a reason to participate in all of this.