Spirit Airlines Points To Dollar Value Calculator

Rewards Value Calculator
Calculate how much your Spirit Points are worth when redeemed for award flights on Spirit Airlines. Plus, get the list of redemption options along with the best ways to redeem your Spirit Points.
Last Updated 2021-07-18
Average Value of 1 Spirit Point $0.01

When it comes to redeeming Spirit Points, you can redeem them for award flights on Spirit or towards Spirit's partners. The Point Calculator values Spirit Points to be worth around 1 cent per point for free flights, though it's not hard to squeeze higher value out of them.

Boost Your Spirit Points

If you're looking to add to your balance of Free Spirit Points, your best option will be using Spirit's co-branded credit cards offered by Bank of America. If you fly Spirit often, either card can be worth picking up just for the benefits alone.

Free Spirit® Travel More World Elite Mastercard®
Free Spirit® Travel More World Elite Mastercard®
Intro Bonus
See Issuer's Website
Rewards Rate
3X
Earn 3 points per $1 spent on eligible Spirit purchases
2X
Earn 2 points per $1 spent on eligible dining and grocery store purchases
1X
Earn 1 point per $1 spent on all other purchases
Main Card Highlights
  • No redemption fees as a primary cardholder, no limit to the points you can earn, and no points expiration as long as your account is open
  • Earn 40,000 bonus points plus a $100 Companion Flight Voucher after making at least $1,000 in purchases within the first 90 days of account opening
  • Receive a $100 Companion Flight Voucher each anniversary after making at least $5,000 in purchases within the prior year
  • Zone 2 shortcut boarding on all flights, plus a 25% rebate on all inflight food and beverage purchases when you pay with your card
  • Reach Free Spirit Status by earning 1 SQP for each $10 in net purchases toward Free Spirit Status
  • Get a 25% rebate on all inflight food and beverage purchases when you pay with your card
  • Enjoy an Introductory annual fee of $0 for the first year; a $79 fee will apply to World Elite Mastercard® accounts thereafter
  • No foreign transaction fees
Annual Fee
$0 the first year, then $79 annually
Authorized User Fee
$0
Foreign Transaction Fee
0%
Free Spirit® Travel Mastercard®
Free Spirit® Travel Mastercard®
Intro Bonus
See Issuer's Website
Rewards Rate
2X
Earn 2X points on eligible Spirit purchases
1X
Earn 1X points on all other purchases
Main Card Highlights
  • Receive 5,000 Bonus Points EACH anniversary after making at least $10,000 in purchases within the prior year
  • Get a 25% rebate on all inflight food and beverage purchases when you pay with your card
  • Get Zone 2 Shortcut Boarding on all flights
  • No foreign transaction fees and no annual fee
Annual Fee
$0
Authorized User Fee
$0
Foreign Transaction Fee
0%

Other Credit Card Options

There are several other rewards cards that can use to maximize your spending with Spirit. These credit cards earn rewards that you can redeem for 1 cent each towards any kind of travel purchase made to the card meaning you can redeem your points towards flights with any airline.

Capital One Venture Rewards Credit Card
Capital One Venture Rewards Credit Card
Intro Bonus
Enjoy a one-time bonus of 60,000 miles once you spend $3,000 on purchases within 3 months from account opening, equal to $600 in travel
Rewards Rates
2X
Earn an unlimited 2X miles per $1 spent on every purchase, every day.
Main Card Highlights
  • Earn unlimited 2X miles on every purchase, every day
  • Miles won't expire for the life of the account and there's no limit to how many you can earn
  • Receive up to $100 application fee credit for Global Entry or TSA Pre✓®
  • Redeem on travel—including flights, vacation rentals, car rentals and more. Plus transfer your miles to over 15+ travel loyalty programs
  • No foreign transaction fees
Annual Fee
$95
Authorized User Fee
$0
Foreign Transaction Fee
0%
Bank of America® Premium Rewards® credit card
Bank of America Premium Rewards credit card
Intro Bonus
Receive 50,000 online bonus points - a $500 value - after you make at least $3,000 in purchases in the first 90 days of account opening
Rewards Rate
2X
Earn an unlimited 2X points per $1 spent on travel and dining purchases
2X
Earn 2 points for every $1 spent on grocery store purchases - now through 12/31/21.
1.5X
Earn an unlimited 1.5X points per $1 spent on all other purchases
Main Card Highlights
  • If you're a Bank of America Preferred Rewards member, you can earn 25%-75% more points on every purchase
  • Get up to $100 in Airline Incidental Credits annually and TSA Pre✓®/Global Entry Statement Credits of up to $100, every four years
  • Redeem for cash back as a statement credit, deposit into eligible Bank of America® accounts, credit to eligible Merrill® accounts, or gift cards or purchases at the Bank of America Travel Center
  • No limit to the points you can earn and your points don't expire
Annual Fee
$95
Authorized User Fee
$0
Foreign Transaction Fee
0%

Redeem Spirit Points For Award Flights

Free Spirit Points can be redeemed towards award flights for an average value of 1 cent each. The value will depend on the flight you're booking, but it's not hard to get slightly higher value at times with a little research.

Short-Haul Flights

Before the program was re-done in January 2021, you had to have the Spirit Mastercard in order to have access to the 2,500-mile off-peak award flights which could then easily get you 1.2 to 1.5 cent in value for Region 1 and Region 2 awards.

Spirit Mileage Chart
The old award chart with the Spirit Mastercard.

In the new program, reward bookings start as low as 2,500 points (they switched from 'miles') for everyone regardless of whether or not you're a cardholder.

Does this mean that you can still get great value out of shorter flights? Let's take a look at a flight that would be consider a Region 1 flight. I was able to easily find 2,500-point flights between Tampa and Atlanta.

The final cost of a round-trip flight between these destinations with no add-ons is 5,000 points plus $11.20 in taxes.

Looking at cash, flights start at $30.09 per direction for both destinations.

The final cost of this, with no add-ons, would be $60.18. If you take out the $11.20 in taxes from the award flight, you're looking at $48.98 versus 5,000 points. This means that redeeming your Spirit Points for the base cost of the flight would give your points a value of 0.97 cents per point which is close to the average.

I found this to be the same case with short flights out of Las Vegas, San Diego, Denver, and New Orleans. Some of these destinations gave a little over 1 cent in some instances.

For example, 2,500-mile flights from Denver to New Orleans had a cash cost of $39.99 which gave a value of 1.37 cents per Spirit Point.

So overall, short haul flights can still get you some great value but it might take a little bit of searching around.

It's great that you no longer "need" the Spirit Mastercard in order to partake in 2,500-point/mile redemptions. Even with that being said, I still do recommend picking up one of the available Spirit Mastercards as they now grant significantly better benefits than the old Mastercard.

Medium/Long-Haul Flights

Outside Region 1 and Region 2 booking, Spirit Points have always been worth around 0.3 to 0.4 cents per mile. With the revamped program, Spirit Points are worth a little more than usual. For example, lets look at one-way flights between Detroit and Las Vegas.

All of these flights offer 0.9 to 1.38 cent in value which is great.

Here's another flight example between Nashville and Cancun, Mexico.

These flights provide some exceptional value offering up to 1.9 cents per point.

Testing several other destinations usually gave me values of around 0.9 to 1.1 cent on average with some values pushing higher. It's safe to say that you should easily be able to get at least 1 cent per point in the program without too much effort.

Just be aware that you'll still need to chalk up cash (or points) for add-ons. This is where having Spirit Elite Status or signing up for the Saver$ Club may be useful depending on how frequent you fly Spirit.

Spirit Saver$ Club Fares

You may note that some of the prices listed in the previous example shows the 'Saver$ Club Fares' in which you have to be a member to take advantage of.

Joining Saver$ Club costs is the same as the old $9 Fare Club in which you can pay for a 12-, 18-, or 24-month membership and receive discounts on fares and options that you're usually charged A La Carte for such as bags, seats, and more.

It can be great if you frequently fly Spirit and you find yourself being nickel-and-dimed by Spirit's add-on options.

Magazines

Outside of award flights, Free Spirit Points can be redeemed for magazines with Mags For Points. This is a great way to burn through your points if you're trying to empty your Free Spirit Points balance or you just really want a certain magazine subscription at a good value.

Spirit Magazine Redemptions

Redeeming your points for magazines will give you great value. This is because most magazine subscriptions have a cash price of $15-$25 but only require on average around 600 to 1,200 points. So you'll easily get 1 to 2 cents (or more) out of your points going this route.

Spirit Points Value Calculator

Use the FREE Spirit Points Value Calculator to calculate the cash value of Spirit Points based on our average value for each of the listed redemptions. You can enter any amount of FREE Spirit Points in the calculator below.

Spirit Points Value Calculator

Enter any amount of points to see the average cash value.
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