Star Alliance is celebrating their 20th anniversary and they’re offering a pretty amazing contest. You can win a million miles!
In order to enter, you have to complete four steps:
- Use the Star Alliance Photo App to upload a photo of yourself and your favorite cultural experience.
- Indicate where the photo was taken.
- Explain why the experience was special.
- Provide your contact information.
Each of the 21 Star Alliance members are participating in the giveaway and will be giving away one million miles in their own program. During the submission process, you will have to also enter the membership information for your program of choice within Star Alliance. You can only enter the contest once.
In order to have a chance to win, you must enter by July 31, 2017 and winners will be announced on September 28. Note that if you win, you will have to pay taxes on your winnings.
Is This Contest Worth My Time?
While your chances of winning this contest are pretty low, the time required to enter is also minimal. Since you can only enter once, you might as well spend 5-10 minutes or so and increase your chance of winning from zero to something slightly greater than zero.
Choosing the right program to enter with can also make a difference. Each member loyalty program will have one winner. If you enter as a member of a smaller loyalty program, you might have better odds of winning. If you enter as a member of a larger loyalty program, you might face more competition. Many loyalty programs allow you to join for free if you aren’t already a member.
Depending on the program, prizes could easily be worth $10,000 (assuming a valuation of $0.01 per mile). Since you have to pay taxes on your winnings, the prize ultimately will be worth less. But the exact amount depends on your tax rate and the award you win.