I don’t know if you’ve ever tried to book a reward flight with SAA Voyager Miles? I have, and in the end it was cheaper to pay for a flight with another airline than cough up for just the taxes on the ‘reward flight’ with SAA. It was common knowledge that the best way to spend your Miles was to purchase an economy seat ticket and then upgrade it to business class with Miles. But the airlines have closed that little value loophole. Now you can’t just buy any economy seat and upgrade it because the cheapest seats are now ‘non-upgradeable’ so you have to purchase the more expensive economy ticket, which is a lot more expensive.
So to be honest, I had given up. I had Voyager Miles just sitting and gathering (cyber) dust for ages. I couldn’t find a way to use them that actually saved me any money. Then I heard about Miles For Style. This eCommerce site has partnered with Voyager and you can convert your Voyager Miles to Style Miles which you can then use to buy all sorts of things off the Miles For Style website. And the great thing is that if you don’t have enough miles to get what you want, you can just pay the balance with normal money.
It’s quick and easy, as long as you have a minimum of 6,000 Voyager Miles to convert, you simply visit MilesForStyle.com and follow the instructions. Then you can shop your heart out and finally get some value out of all those Miles!
I’m telling you this now because 31 March is the annual expiry date for Voyager Miles so you might be about to lose a whole bunch of Miles. I suggest you visit MilesForStyle.com and convert them so they are not wasted.
There are a million things you can buy from the Miles For Style website, from travel to wine, to jewellery to kitchen appliances and homeware. Seriously, there’s a ton to choose from, and some very nice stuff. Go on, spoil yourself, you deserve it 🙂 You can convert and spend as many Miles as you like. There are some sale items if you really want to score a deal, plus you earn Style Miles on all your purchases!
Here’s some items I recommend:
A few nights at Bartholomeus Klip
Miles For Style invited us to spend a couple of nights at this exclusive destination. I want to call it a hidden gem, but apparently that’s a cliché and as a writer I should avoid clichés and be more creative. So I won’t call it a hidden gem, even though it is. In fact it’s so hidden that Google Maps could not get us there, we had to carefully follow the instructions we were given. Bartholomeus Klip is so much more than just a beautiful guesthouse with an food offering par excellence (no seriously, the food is amazing). It’s also a working farm and a game reserve. You’ll enjoy game drives with sundowners overlooking the lake, you’ll enjoy walks through forests and over rivers. If you’re feeling less energetic, relax around the pool or take a cooking class. But whatever you do, don’t miss the delicious high tea served every afternoon.
I was seriously impressed with this place. Here are a few images from my visit.
See more of my photos of the accommodation and food here.
See more of my photos of the nature walk here.
See more of my photos from the game drive here.
Read more at the Bartholomeus Klip website.
Find this amazing place on the Miles For Style website.
Legacy Collection Jewellery
The jewellery is mostly for women, but I love the cuff-links and hope to own a pair soon. Not only does Legacy Collection jewellery looks beautiful and striking, it’s made from the original fence that surrounded the prison on Robben Island. Each piece of jewellery is a reminder of how far we’ve come as a nation. There is still much that needs fixing in our country but let’s not forget what we have achieved. Let’s look forward and build our nation and our country together. Ahmed Kathrada passed away this week and he loved and supported this jewellery and the message it conveyed. Jewellery is jewellery, but Legacy Collection is something special.
Find out more at the Legacy Collection website.
Find this range of jewellery on the Miles For Style website.
Rio Largo Olive Oil
The first 2 items are quite big ticket items for those who have tons of Voyager Miles to spend but what if you only have a few? For example, converting the minimum of 6,000 Voyager Miles will give you 3,750 Style Miles which is enough to get you a bottle of top quality olive oil. South Africa produces some of the best olive oil in the world (learn more about that at Olive Central) and Rio Largo is a firm favourite among consumers. Do your health and your taste buds a flavour and get hold of some of this oil. I regularly just bread dipped in olive oil as a meal, that’s how good it is.
Learn more about these delicious and healthy products at the Rio Largo website.
Find these products on the Miles For Style website.
Awww, here I am looking for miles to secure a travel ticket.