How I did on that British Airways / Deal from 2017

Good morning everyone, happy Friday!  A few years ago, British Airways was offer 150x Avios at  After fighting with British Airways and for a few months to get my 82,286 British Airways Avios, I ended up getting a full refund from (I would have much preferred the British Airways Avios over the full refund).  Thankfully, I met a wonderful girl on named Laura…

Fast forward to December 20, 2018, I proposed to Laura and she said yes ♥ (this was a cloudy/foggy day in San Francisco near the Ferry Building on the Embarcadero).

Fast forward to July 27, 2019, and we officially said “I do!” to each other.  We got married in Sonoma with our 170 closest friends and family members.  It was an amazing day I will never forget ♥

Our wedding reception was at Ramekins Culinary School just off the Sonoma Square.  The food was excellent, the speeches were touching, and the dancing lasted late into the night.

My love of miles and points took me to where I met Laura (she sent me the first message, I’m pretty sure she liked my travel photos from around the world) and the rest was history.

But what about the honeymoon?  We actually did a pre-honeymoon in June to Tahiti / Moorea and stayed in an amazing overwater bungalow at the InterContinental Moorea. Here is a 40 second clip of paradise from our overwater bungalow.  Enjoy :)

If you have any questions, please leave a comment below.  Have a great weekend everyone!

46 thoughts on “How I did on that British Airways / Deal from 2017

  1. Debit

    You need to send a letter to British airways how you found someone through their promotion. They may send you on a honeymoon.

    1. Grant Post author

      Thank you Seth, yes, meeting minimum spending requirements is quite easy when you are planning a wedding. Now I just gotta spend all the miles and points :)

      1. YoLaViajera

        Aww. What a sweet post. Huge congrats to you and Laura. Beautiful wedding photos!! May you have a long,marriage happy with many many trips on miles & points. :)

  2. Boraxo

    That’s got to be one of the top 10 mileage posts I’ve ever read! Too bad BA decided to stiff you but it sounds like everything turned out great. Congrats from one San Franciscan to another.

  3. MilesForFamily

    Congratulations, Grant! Love the title, very clever. You are a beautiful couple, and I wish you all the happiness in the world.
    P.S. I enjoyed Moorea and hope to take my kids there one day.

    1. Grant Post author

      Thank you for the warm wishes. I’m sure everyone would love Moorea. If your children love swimming, snorkeling, paddle boarding, etc, they will have a great time.

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  5. William

    You guys look great in your wedding pics!

    Although BA ducked you, you did find a life partner and a second SSN for promotions for years to come lol :p

    So happy for you two!

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