Are you sick of missing out on mistake fares, mistake rates on hotels, and other limited-time offers that you didn’t hear about in time?
Here’s the brand new solution:
I’ve created a new Twitter account, @MileValueAlerts, that I’ll only use for huge deals you need to know about right now before it’s too late. The account is designed to be subscribed to by SMS, so on the rare occasions I use the account, you get a text message instantly.
You’ll never miss another mistake fare.
How rarely will I tweet from the account? Here are the four most recent tweets I think I would have made.
- Last night’s ever so brief free $25 for Uber users. That thing had doomed written all over it if you didn’t act within a few seconds of it trending.
- United’s Danish krone mistake fares from last week of $100 roundtrip from London to the United States in First Class
- Expedia’s allowance of $200 off coupons on $201 hotel stays last week
- Etihad’s Christmas present mistake fares to the Middle East
That’s four tweets in the last two months.
Because I will almost never tweet from the account, you can safely set up your Twitter account to send you a text message when I do post without fear of getting many text messages.
(I will continue to post multiple times per day on the normal @MileValue twitter account, including mistake fares as they arise, but @MileValueAlerts will be dedicated to mistake fares and the impending demise of similar offers.)
How to Set Up Your Twitter Account to Text You Every Time @MileValueAlerts Posts in Three Easy Steps
Step 1: Add your mobile number to your Twitter account
Click your image in the top right of any Twitter screen and select Settings.
Select Mobile from the menu on the left.
Under the exact same Mobile Settings tab you went to in Step 1, look for the area labeled “Text Notifications.” Check the box for “Tweets from people you’ve enabled for mobile notifications.”
Step 3: Add @MileValueAlerts Alerts
Go to @MileValueAlerts Twitter page. Follow it. Next to the button that says Following, click the gear icon and select “Turn on mobile notifications.”
Now you’re set up to receive a text message every time @MileValueAlerts tweets. You can, of course, follow the same process to add other accounts for text message alerts, but I personally don’t want to get a text every time any regular Twitter user tweets.
I used to be super bummed when I’d miss a mistake fare. Now you won’t have to miss any more. You won’t need to be by Twitter or on a blog when a deal blows up. You’ll just need to be with your phone (and who isn’t chained to that?)
The second I tweet the deal from my brand new account @MileValueAlerts, you will be texted. Sign up for text message alerts from @MileValueAlerts with confidence. I will only use the account for the biggest deals you need to know about right now because their death seems imminent.