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Free Supercharging Miles suddenly have an expiration date

raygduncan

Supporting Member
Jan 2, 2019
28
23
Los Angeles, CA
I received 5000 free supercharging miles about a year ago based on my referral code.
These originally had no expiration date, but recently I noticed that an expiration date has appeared and it's soon!
Due to the shelter-in-place orders have hardly been doing any driving for the last several months, so a bunch of these free miles are going to get wasted. Seems very unfair of Tesla to impose an expiration date after the fact with no warning.
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dmurphy

Woof.
Dec 7, 2018
3,540
4,728
New Jersey - Morris County
The terms and conditions of the referral program have always stated they have an expiration date. Only recently, however, they enabled display of that date in the app... But they've always been due to expire.

That said, we've all already received a 1-month extension due to Covid - will they further extend? Who knows ...
 

Skione65

Active Member
May 5, 2016
1,495
738
Kentucky
I received 5000 free supercharging miles about a year ago based on my referral code.
These originally had no expiration date, but recently I noticed that an expiration date has appeared and it's soon!
Due to the shelter-in-place orders have hardly been doing any driving for the last several months, so a bunch of these free miles are going to get wasted. Seems very unfair of Tesla to impose an expiration date after the fact with no warning.View attachment 550859

Well......it looks like you’ve got ALOT of driving to do in 18 days! Better get started.

Ski
 

The_Observer

Member
Feb 14, 2020
707
426
Los Angeles
That reminds me to use up the 1000 miles that I have that will expire in 2 months... Bad thing is the superchargers are exactly mid way of my commute route from home to work... I guess I can make it work.
 

chrisjiiji

Supporting Member
Jun 12, 2020
2
2
Seattle
My miles expire in two weeks and I knew about the date. My only wish is that since I was not allowed on the roads because of the quarantine, my date could have been pushed back a month or two.
 

turns2stone

Member
Dec 19, 2019
145
109
Dallas
I bought my car in late December ‘19. Immediately after order (but before delivery), I realized I forgot to use a friend’s referral link. I called Tesla and they said they added it to my account. Months went by, and I never got the referral miles. So I called Tesla back and they said “no way to add after the fact, regardless of what you were told last time”. I was bummed, but oh well life goes on.

I happened to check my Loot Box the other day, and somehow now I have 1,000 SC miles added, with an expiration of May 6, 2021. So now the referral miles are good for a full year?
 
Feb 5, 2020
11
18
USA
SEP19 delivery and I remember they gave us the complimentary 2-yr SC. But I also had SC miles on my account. I too received notification that my SC miles were to expire... I hope they still honor the 2yr SC incentive. Unfortunately, no paper trail.
 

NatalieRose917

New Member
Jul 22, 2020
1
0
Albuquerque, NM
I received 5000 free supercharging miles about a year ago based on my referral code.
These originally had no expiration date, but recently I noticed that an expiration date has appeared and it's soon!
Due to the shelter-in-place orders have hardly been doing any driving for the last several months, so a bunch of these free miles are going to get wasted. Seems very unfair of Tesla to impose an expiration date after the fact with no warning.View attachment 550859
I lost over 5,000 referral miles and I was never told that they would expire. As you said I haven’t been driving first due to my mastectomy late last year and then reconstruction early this year and then covid restrictions. I think this is sad, they shouldn’t expire. It doesn’t cost anything more to them for them not to expire. Just more to us. I am very disappointed and sad :(
 

M3 2018

Member
Mar 7, 2018
40
32
Seattle
No way to treat early adopters and your best supporters.
I still can't believe my 5000 supercharger miles expired on 6/30/2020 during a pandemic when I thought they never expired.
Tesla can do crap things from time to time.
This is crap, it's not material, it's the principle.

I even reached out to Tesla to let them know how I feel, they came back with a STRONG NO, sorry miles will expire.
 
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M3 2018

Member
Mar 7, 2018
40
32
Seattle
we all knew they would expire because we read the accompanying literature...

During a pandemic? And many people have been told by Tesla staff that their free miles wouldn't expire. That's what I was told, never saw any fine print until they added an expiration date in the app.

This isn't material to Tesla or customers. It's just no way to treat your very best supporters!!
 
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turns2stone

Member
Dec 19, 2019
145
109
Dallas
As another (new?) data point, I originally got 1000 referral miles a few months ago, with an expiration date of May 2021 (one year).

Today, I had a referral pick up her car, so my new total now shows expiration of 11/6/2021. Pretty good, right? Seems like they rolled my original balance into the new expiration date, which is inexplicably 16 months from now.
 
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turns2stone

Member
Dec 19, 2019
145
109
Dallas
Unbelievable! Checking my Loot box today, my new expiration date for all miles has been moved to 5/6/2022. Which is 2 years from when I got my first of two referral miles.
 

AmokTime

Member
Nov 27, 2019
220
232
Philly metro
I had a referral in the first half of March, but my 1000 miles expired on June 30, a bit less than 4 months later. And they really did expire - I was charged for supercharging sessions in July. To be fair, the free miles I already had from when I bought my car last June expired at the same time, just over a year later. My referral got their miles with an expiration in October, 7 months later.
 

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