How to Donate Your Points and Miles to Support Hurricane Harvey Victims

Alex Cohen

Last week, Hurricane Harvey caused damage in Southeast Texas, leaving more than 30,000 people displaced in shelters, 100,000 homes damaged and is currently estimated to cost $190 billion to repair and take many years to rebuild parts of the city.

In this time of crisis, countless people have stepped up to donate money, food, water, clothes and other necessities. But what many people might not know is that there’s another way you can help out the victims of Hurricane Harvey - by donating the points and miles you’ve accrued with your loyalty program.

For context, many loyalty programs have the option to redeem your points and miles in the form of a donation to a charity, alongside the option to redeem for flights, hotels, cash back and the other traditional redemption methods. It’s usually pretty easy to find in the loyalty program websites, but most people don’t even know it exists! Since this option of using your rewards is fairly unknown, we’ve provided an easy to follow guide for the top 14 loyalty programs that offer the option to donate your unused points and miles.

Click on any of the following programs below to see how you can donate your points and miles to those in need.

About the Author

Alex Cohen

Alex is the founder of Birch and lives in San Francisco with his two dogs, Duncan and Miller, and his fiance, Sarah. Follow him on Twitter @anothercohen

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