Spirit Miles Calculators

Spirit Miles Calculators for earning miles with Spirit credit cards, determining the cash value based on redemption, and transferring miles to FREE Spirit.

Program Details

Spirit Airlines is an ultra-low-cost carrier and the seventh largest commercial airline in the United States. Spirit flies to over 70 destinations within the United States, Caribbean, Mexico, Latin America, and South America. Spirit does not partner with any of the major alliance and does not have any airline partners.

Spirit Airlines Hubs

Spirit Airlines is headquartered out of Miramar, Florida which is in the Miami metropolitan area. Spirit operates out of several bases across the United States:

  • Atlantic City International Airport (ACY)
  • Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD)
  • Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW)
  • Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW)
  • Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL)
  • Las Vegas McCarran International Airport (LAS)
  • Orlando International Airport (MCO)

Credit Card Rewards Calculators

The Spirit Airlines Credit Card Calculators will calculate how many FREE SPIRIT Miles you can earn based on your monthly/yearly spend across categories. Each calculator will also output the cash value of the card based on your spend, how much the card benefits are worth to you, and annual fees.

Compare credit cards side by side based on spend, benefits and fees.

You can compare the results side by side any credit cards featured on the site to find out which earns you the most rewards and the best return. If cookies are enabled, all spend entered (primary/first column only) will carry over to all credit card calculators on the website.

U.S. Spirit Airlines Credit Card Calculators

Spirit has one co-branded credit card offered by Bank of America called the Spirit Mastercard. The card earns double miles on all purchases, but the best benefit is the complimentary elite status which offers you 100% of your miles flown (otherwise you only earn 50%) and the access to off-peak pricing which bumps up the value of Spirit Miles significantly due to it's Region 1 and Region 2 pricing. If you don't have the Spirit Mastercard, I don't recommend collecting FREE SPIRIT Miles due to the terrible redemption value you'll receive without it.

Redeeming Rewards & Cash Value

FREE Spirit Miles can be used to book award flights on Spirit. Award flights will give you a value of around 0.4 cents per mile for most flights, but if you're a Spirit Mastercard holder booking off-peak fares you can get 1.2 to 1.7+ cents per mile.

Outside of using your FREE Spirit Miles for flights, you can use them for magazines. Redeeming Spirit Miles for magazines will not get you anywhere in terms of travel, but they will generally give your miles great value and it's an easy way to empty your account.

Transfer Partners

Choice Privileges and Hertz Gold Plus Rewards both transfer directly to the FREE Spirit frequent flyer program. This allows you to top off your account to reach award travel faster earning points staying at Choice brand hotels and booking rentals with Hertz. You can calculate the transfer of rewards earned in these two programs to FREE Spirit Miles using the table below. The table will output how many points is needed with either transfer partner to equal the amount of FREE Spirit Miles you specified.

Earning Miles With Partner Credit Cards

The Hertz Gold Rewards Plus program does not offer a credit card. This leaves you with the Choice Privileges Visa Signature Card when it comes to earning FREE Spirit Miles with partner cards. Since the transfer ratio is 5000:1000, the Choice credit card would only earn you 1 FREE Spirit Mile once transferred. You easily earn more than that with the 2x miles the Spirit Mastercard earns per $1 spent.

Transfer Partner Credit Cards

You can click on a credit card below to learn more and calculate total value based on spend, card benefits, and fees.
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Earning Rewards

When you sign up for a FREE Spirit account, you will be able to start earning FREE Spirit Miles when flying Spirit Airlines. Based on your Spirit Elite Status, you will earn a certain amount of FREE Spirit Miles based on distance flown on Spirit. New members will earn 50% of flown miles while those who earn Elite or VIP status will earn 100% of flown miles. This means that earning elite status with Spirit will be important if you frequently fly their airline. You can easily obtain elite status by grabbing up the Spirit Credit Card which will also bump up the value of your Spirit Miles as well.

Spirit will tell you the total miles for each flight. Non-elite members will only see 50% of those miles.

In addition to flying Spirit Airlines, you can also earn miles when you spend with Spirit's travel partners which includes hotels, car rental agencies, and a few select retailers. Spirit also offers several of their own services that can help you build your miles such as Spirit Dining, Spirit Cruises, and the Spirit Shopping Portal. You can get the full list of partners on the Spirit - Dedicated Partners page.

Spirit Airlines Hotel Partners

You can earn additional FREE SPIRIT Miles when booking hotel stays at Choice Hotels and when booking hotels through PointsHound.

Hotel Partner Book/Earn
Choice Hotels Choice Points Transfer or Change Choice Privileges Earning Preferences
PointsHound Book via pointshound.com and set Choice Privileges are preferred loyalty program

Spirit Car Rental Partners

You can earn FREE SPIRIT Miles booking with six car rental partners. With these partners you'll either earn a miles per $1 spent or per rental. Most of these partners also offer a discount on the base rate which can save you some money as well.

Car Partner Book/Earn
Avis Book via avis.com and use the following codes:
  • Coupon Code: MUAA05
  • Spirit Avis Worldwide Discount (AWD): K378100
Budget Book via budget.com and use the following codes:
  • Coupon Code: MUAZ002
  • Spirit Budget Customer Discount (BCD): U109700
Dollar Book via dollar.com and use your FREE SPIRIT membership number in your reservation
Thrifty Book via thrifty.com and use your FREE SPIRIT membership number in your reservation
Hertz Book via hertz.com and use the following code:
  • Spirit Hertz CDP#: 488789
Payless Book via payless.com and use the following code:
  • Spirit Payless PDN#: S000100

Spirit Portals

You can earn Spirit Miles using Spirit's own portals including FREE Spirit Dining, FREE Spirit Shopping, and Spirit Cruises.

FREE Spirit Dining

Spirit members can earn miles through the FREE Spirit Dining Program. It's an easy and straightforward way to pick up some easy miles.

  1. Sign up for a FREE Spirit Dining Account.
  2. Link a credit/debit card to your dining account.
  3. Use the linked card to pay for a meal at a participating restaurant.
  4. You will earn miles on your purchase automatically.

Make sure that you use a card that earns a great return on dining purchases in order to maximize your earnings.

free spirit shopping
Earn miles shopping through Spirit's online mall portal.

FREE Spirit Shopping

FREE Spirit members can earn easy Spirit Miles on everyday spending by shopping through Spirit's Online Shopping Mall. This includes name brands such as Apple, Macy's, Kohl's, and Target. Each store earn a certain amount of FREE Spirit Miles per dollar spent allowing you to easy rack up miles.

FREE Spirit Cruises

FREE Spirit members can earn FREE Spirit Miles booking through Spirit Cruises. Members can earn up to 10,000 FREE Spirit Miles booking through Spirit's portal. Spirit Cruises features all of the top cruise lines such as Carnival, Disney, Norwegian, and Royal Caribbean. They also feature over 10 luxury cruise lines such as Azamara and Seabourn. Spirit isn't the only cruise line portal so be sure to check around if you want to earn hotel points, airline miles, or rewards with other programs.

Buying Rewards

If you're short on FREE SPIRIT Miles and need to top off your account, you can buy them directly from the Spirit website. FREE SPIRIT Miles will cost you 2.5 cents per mile. You can buy as little as 1,000 miles for $25 and as many as 60,000 Spirit Miles for $1,500. Spirit does not have a listed limit on how many you can buy during the calendar year.

Buying Spirit Miles
Spirit Miles Cost
Cost Per Mile
1,000 - 60,000 Miles 2.5 Cents

Like many other programs, Spirit offers promotions on the purchase of miles several times during the year. If you're short on miles and need that small push, buying them during promotions is recommended.

How To Buy Spirit Miles

  1. Head to the Spirit Buy Miles page.
  2. Select how many Spirit Miles you want to buy.
  3. Log into your FREE Spirit account.
  4. Enter your payment information.
  5. Review the order and agree to the terms and conditions.
  6. Click Pay Now

Spirit Miles should post to your account within a few minutes for you to use towards your next redemption.


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