We will update our Miles-and-more tutorial series during the next weeks. Today we cover the possibility to collect points at the Payback program which you can transfer at a ratio of 1:1 to the Miles-and-More program.
- Miles-and-More: Part 1 – Credit Cards
- Miles and More Tutorial Part 2 – HolidayCheck
- Miles and More Tutorial Part 3 – Payback
- Miles and More Tutorial Part 4 – Collecting points in Luxembourg: Miles-and-More Part 4 – Miles with Hotel booking sites
- Miles and More Part 5 – Transfer your hotel points to Miles&More (SUSPENDED)
- Miles and More Part 6 – Earn some extra miles with shopping at selected partners or with car rentals
- Miles and More Part 7 – Redeem your miles for maximum value
With PAYBACK , you can collect points, usually at the rate of 1 point per 2 Euros at a whole bunch of different stores in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. However there is also the possibility to earn miles online which opens up possibilities to earn miles within Europe even when you are not based in one of the countries mentioned above. The possibility to earn some extra miles when booking your holiday online over expedia.de or h-hotels.com for example is interesting.
For a whole bunch of stores, Coupons to earn extra points are available ranging from 2x up to 15x. This will boost the points you will earn significantly. The best way to have an ideal about available Coupons is via the mobile APP (explained at the bottom of the article)
Applying for the program
Applying for the program will not work flawlessly when you are not living Austria, Switzerland or Germany. We do not necessarily recommend using a fake address, however you will get a digital card that way and can start earning points and thus miles. Another workaround is to simply visit a participating stoore when on vacation in one of the 3 countries and to get a card on the designated desks (Will not take more than 3 minutes). Once in possession of a physical card you can simply login on a desktop computer to link the card to your Email address by visiting this link and chose the option “Vorhandene PAYBACK Karte registrieren”. As you already have a physical card now, the postal address does not matter anymore.
Once completed download the PAYBACK app on your smartphone. You can now login with your details and in the Coupons tab you have an overview of all the different Coupons available. Before shopping at one of the available stores, simply click on “Coupon Aktivieren”. The bonus points will then automatically be transferred to your account when you present your PAYBACK card. You can also present your digital card available in you APP or even a Screenshot from that digital card.
Convert your PAYBACK points to miles
To convert your PAYBACK points to miles, you have to login using a desktop computer and chose the option to transfer points to Miles-and-More. You can even opt in to have your points transferred automatically to the Miles-and-More program twice a year.
This is a great way to earn a significant amount of extra miles, especially if you visit are living or visiting Germany, Switzerland or Austria anyway from time to time to do some shopping. With the use of Coupons, the points(miles) you will earn increase dramatically and you will get closer to that business or first flight you want to redeem your miles for.