As a Free Spirit member, you'll earn miles every time you fly with Spirit Airlines. You can accumulate miles when you use your Spirit Airlines World Mastercard to make everyday purchases. Free Spirit also rewards you for staying at Choice Hotels, booking cruise vacations with Spirit Cruises, renting cars from partner companies Hertz, Budget and Avis, and dining at partner restaurants, clubs and bars.

Earning Points

By becoming a member of the Spirit Airlines Free Spirit frequent flyer program, you'll earn miles for every Spirit flight. As a Somebody member, you will earn half a mile for every mile flown with Spirit; you'll earn 1 mile for every mile flown if you're an Elite or VIP member. You must provide your Free Spirit membership account number when booking to be awarded credit. However, if you forget to provide your membership number at the time of booking, you may request mileage credit be added to your account for previous flights flown up to 30 calendar days after your reservation. 

You may not earn mileage credit for industry discounted fares or tickets booked with award credit. You may also earn 250 miles for each stay at a Choice Hotels-affiliated property. And thanks to Spirit's partnership with Hertz, Budget and Avis, as well as Spirit Cruises, you can collect miles on car rentals and cruise vacations. Spirit's alliance with 10,000 dining establishments also allows you to accumulate up to 5 miles per dollar spent at select bars, clubs and restaurants. You'll receive rewards for purchases made on the Free Spirit Online Mall website and for shopping services with program partners like Swagbucks and Vinesse Wine Club as well. And if you are a Spirit Airlines credit card holder, you can earn an additional 2 miles per dollar spent on everyday purchases. You must earn miles every three months or your points will expire.

Using Points

Spirit's network spans across the United StatesMexico, Latin America and the Caribbean. In order to use miles toward future air travel on Spirit, you must make your reservations through the Spirit Airlines website for free or by phone with a reservation specialist (for a $35 fee). The number of miles required for award travel depends on your membership status, your route and when you choose to fly. Below you'll find the minimum number of miles needed (as of July 2018) to cover a round-trip flight on six of Spirit's most popular routes:

Route Lowest calculated round-trip cost (in points)
Las Vegas - Los Angeles 40,000
Las Vegas - San Diego 40,000
Los Angeles - Fort Lauderdale, Florida 52,500
New York - Las Vegas 75,000
Los Angeles - Dallas 25,000
Las Vegas - Minneapolis 40,000

The calculated costs shown above are based on booking searches conducted by U.S. News in July 2018. We analyzed 12 of each airline's highly trafficked routes within three round-trip mileage categories: short domestic, medium domestic and long for three different round-trip dates between July and September.

Free Spirit members can also redeem miles for magazine subscriptions. Available titles include Travel + Leisure magazine, Southern Living magazine and Sports Illustrated magazine.

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