November 2011 In Review (68,014 Added, 220,000 Redeemed)


As most of you know, at the end of each month I do a Month-in-Review posting that details my activity for the month ending. “The Month in Review” posts don’t list things like TopGuest, e-Miles, e-Rewards, MyPoints or My Coke Rewards in the Accounts list. Those change pretty much most days, so it seems like noise. I do list transfers from those programs into “real” loyalty programs, so you’ll get the idea anyway.

Note: Going forward, I will be lumping TopGuest postings into one line per program. It’s still too noisy 🙂

Program Balance Changes During November, 2011 (net -151,986)

Program Change Notes
Air Canada Aeroplan 100
American Airlines AAdvantage -187,278 Redeemed 220k for award tickets
American Airlines AAdvantage (spouse) 3,000
AmEx Membership Rewards 0
Best Western Gold Crown Club 5,000
Choice Privileges 450
Delta SkyMiles 160
Delta SkyMiles (spouse) 150
LAN LANPASS 500
Priority Club Rewards -8,700 Transferred 10,000 to US for GS Hit
Starwood Preferred Guest 1,291
US Airways Dividend Miles 32,729
US Airways Dividend Miles (spouse) 612

Points Posted During November, 2011

Activity Date Program Activity Points Post Date Notes
11/1/2011 Priority Club Rewards TopGuest 50 11/1/2011
10/11/2011 US Airways Dividend Miles ING Sharebuilder account for GS Hit 2,500 11/2/2011
8/29/2011 Delta SkyMiles Watched 1-minute Bose Video 150 11/2/2011
8/29/2011 Delta SkyMiles (spouse) Watched 1-minute Bose Video 150 11/2/2011
11/2/2011 Priority Club Rewards TopGuest 50 11/2/2011
10/6/2011 Starwood Preferred Guest Answered trivia on Audience Rewards 12 11/2/2011
11/3/2011 Priority Club Rewards TopGuest 50 11/3/2011
11/4/2011 Priority Club Rewards TopGuest 50 11/4/2011
10/24/2011 US Airways Dividend Miles TopGuest 105 11/4/2011
11/5/2011 Priority Club Rewards TopGuest 50 11/5/2011
11/4/2011 Delta SkyMiles Answered trivia on Audience Rewards 10 11/7/2011
11/7/2011 Priority Club Rewards TopGuest 50 11/7/2011
11/7/2011 American Airlines AAdvantage Citi Visa spending 17,764 11/7/2011 It was a big month 😉
11/8/2011 Priority Club Rewards TopGuest 50 11/8/2011
11/8/2011 Choice Privileges TopGuest 50 11/8/2011
11/9/2011 US Airways Dividend Miles Grand Slam bonus miles – 24 hits 7,000 11/9/2011
11/9/2011 US Airways Dividend Miles Grand Slam PQM bonus miles – 24 hits 3,000 11/9/2011
11/9/2011 Priority Club Rewards TopGuest 50 11/9/2011
11/9/2011 Starwood Preferred Guest Answered trivia on Audience Rewards 8 11/9/2011
11/9/2011 AmEx Membership Rewards Enrolled in extended payments 5,000 11/9/2011
11/9/2011 Starwood Preferred Guest Answered trivia on Audience Rewards 8 11/9/2011
11/11/2011 AmEx Membership Rewards Transferred 5,000 to Best Western Rewards to transfer to US Airways for GS Hit -5,000 11/11/2011
11/6/2011 US Airways Dividend Miles New Member Bonus from Dining, Part 2 500 11/11/2011
11/11/2011 Priority Club Rewards TopGuest 100 11/11/2011
11/12/2011 Priority Club Rewards TopGuest 50 11/12/2011
11/11/2011 Best Western Gold Crown Club Transferred 5,000 from AmEx Membership Rewards to transfer to US Airways for GS Hit 5,000 11/13/2011
11/13/2011 Priority Club Rewards TopGuest 50 11/13/2011
11/14/2011 US Airways Dividend Miles Shared 1,000 miles to spouse account for GS Hit -1,000 11/14/2011
11/14/2011 US Airways Dividend Miles (spouse) Shared 1,000 miles from spouse account for GS Hit 1,000 11/14/2011
11/14/2011 US Airways Dividend Miles (spouse) Redeemed 400 points for Magazines for Miles for GS Hit -400 11/14/2011
11/14/2011 Priority Club Rewards Transferred 10,000 to US Airways @ 1:5 for GS Hit -10,000 11/14/2011
11/14/2011 Priority Club Rewards TopGuest 50 11/14/2011
11/8/2011 Starwood Preferred Guest Answered trivia on Audience Rewards 8 11/14/2011
11/15/2011 Choice Privileges TopGuest 150 11/15/2011
9/23/2011 American Airlines AAdvantage Entered “Commercial Scavenger” facebook promo 100 11/15/2011
10/29/2011 American Airlines AAdvantage Spent $42 via shopping portal @ 8/$ 336 11/15/2011
11/13/2011 US Airways Dividend Miles Transferred 5,000 Best Western points at 1:5 for GS Hit 1,000 11/16/2011
11/8/2011 US Airways Dividend Miles Answered trivia on Audience Rewards 12 11/16/2011
11/16/2011 Priority Club Rewards TopGuest 50 11/16/2011
11/14/2011 US Airways Dividend Miles Spent $20 at TrackItBack for GS Hit @ 25:1 500 11/16/2011
11/17/2011 Priority Club Rewards TopGuest 50 11/17/2011
11/18/2011 Air Canada Aeroplan I have no idea where these came from. There’s no evidence of source on the website. 100 11/18/2011
11/18/2011 Priority Club Rewards TopGuest 50 11/18/2011
11/19/2011 Priority Club Rewards TopGuest 50 11/19/2011
11/20/2011 Priority Club Rewards TopGuest 50 11/20/2011
9/21/2011 LAN LANPASS 1000km new member bonus, part 2 500 11/21/2011 Took a few emails, but it’s done
11/17/2011 US Airways Dividend Miles Answered trivia on Audience Rewards 12 11/21/2011
11/14/2011 US Airways Dividend Miles (spouse) Answered trivia on Audience Rewards 12 11/21/2011
11/21/2011 Priority Club Rewards TopGuest 50 11/21/2011
11/21/2011 American Airlines AAdvantage Citi AmEx spending 1,434 11/21/2011
11/3/2011 American Airlines AAdvantage Spent $1750 at 4/$ via shopping portal 7,000 11/22/2011
11/14/2011 US Airways Dividend Miles Transferred 10,000 from Priority Club Rewards @ 1:5 for GS Hit 2,000 11/22/2011
11/22/2011 Priority Club Rewards TopGuest 50 11/22/2011
11/22/2011 American Airlines AAdvantage Booked 4 economy tickets to Paris @ 40,000 each -160,000 11/23/2011
11/10/2011 US Airways Dividend Miles Spent $80 at Teleflora @ 25/$ for GS Hit 2,000 11/23/2011
11/23/2011 Starwood Preferred Guest Spending on Starwood AmEx 1,255 11/23/2011
11/11/2011 US Airways Dividend Miles Grand Slam bonus miles – 28 hits 15,000 11/23/2011
11/12/2011 US Airways Dividend Miles Hertz rental for GS Hit 50 11/24/2011
11/13/2011 US Airways Dividend Miles Hertz rental for GS Hit 50 11/24/2011
11/27/2011 Priority Club Rewards TopGuest 150 11/27/2011
11/22/2011 American Airlines AAdvantage Redeemed 60,000 for 1 business class ticket to europe -60,000 11/23/2011
months ago American Airlines AAdvantage (spouse) American AAdvantage Apraiser Promotion 2,500 11/28/2011
11/28/2011 Choice Privileges TopGuest 250 11/28/2011
11/29/2011 Priority Club Rewards TopGuest 100 11/29/2011
11/15/2011 American Airlines AAdvantage Spent $60 via shopping portal @ 3/$ (pre-order: “Date” is the ship date) 180 11/30/2011
11/1/2011 American Airlines AAdvantage Spent $275 at 3/$ via shopping portal 825 11/30/2011
11/11/2011 American Airlines AAdvantage Spent $63 dining @ 5/$ 315 11/30/2011
11/12/2011 American Airlines AAdvantage Spent $140 via shopping portal @5/$ 700 11/30/2011
11/14/2011 American Airlines AAdvantage Spent $33.34 via shopping portal @ 4/$ 133 11/30/2011
11/14/2011 American Airlines AAdvantage Spent $600 via shopping portal @ 5/$ 3,000 11/30/2011
11/14/2011 American Airlines AAdvantage Sweeten the Deal bonus from dining program 225 11/30/2011
11/14/2011 American Airlines AAdvantage Spent $30 dining @ 5/$ 150 11/30/2011
months ago American Airlines AAdvantage American AAdvantage Apraiser Promotion 500 11/30/2011
months ago American Airlines AAdvantage (spouse) American AAdvantage Apraiser Promotion 500 11/30/2011
11/30/2011 Priority Club Rewards TopGuest 50 11/30/2011
11/22/2011 American Airlines AAdvantage Spent $12 dining @ 5/$ 60 11/30/2011

Pending Points as of 01 December 2011

Activity Date Program Activity Points Due Date Notes
9/13/2011 American Airlines AAdvantage Spent $164.95 on eShopping @ 5/$ 825 11/8/2011 Hasn’t posted yet. Email sent.
10/7/2011 United Mileage Plus Downloaded/Installed new MileagePlus shopping assistant toolbar 500 12/2/2011 Should post by
10/11/2011 US Airways Dividend Miles Spent $26.09 at Network Solutions for GS Hit 2,000 12/6/2011 Should post by
11/11/2011 US Airways Dividend Miles Grand Slam bonus miles – 32 hits 20,000 12/7/2011 Should post by
11/14/2011 US Airways Dividend Miles (spouse) Grand Slam bonus miles – 4 hits 3,000 12/7/2011 Should post by
9/12/2011 American Airlines AAdvantage Signed up for DirecTV (date is installation date) 12,500 12/7/2011 Should post by
10/12/2011 US Airways Dividend Miles Spent $39 via shopping portal @ 0.5/$ 20 12/7/2011 Should post by
10/13/2011 American Airlines AAdvantage Spent $262 via shopping portal @ 1/$ 262 12/8/2011 Should post by
10/17/2011 Delta SkyMiles Downloaded/Installed new SkyMiles shopping assistant toolbar 500 12/12/2011 Should post by
9/23/2011 Southwest RapidRewards Subscribed to email updates 500 12/23/2011 Should post by
11/3/2011 American Airlines AAdvantage Spent $775 at 3/$ via shopping portal 2,325 12/29/2011 Should post by
11/7/2011 American Airlines AAdvantage Spent $7,800 via shopping portal @ 3/$ 23,400 1/2/2012 Should post by
11/8/2011 Southwest RapidRewards Chief Rewards Officer Promo 580 1/3/2012 Should post by
11/10/2011 US Airways Dividend Miles Got 21st Century Auto Quote (for GS safety hit… if it posts incorrectly 🙂 200 1/5/2012 Should post by
11/11/2011 US Airways Dividend Miles Spent $72 via shopping portal @ 1/$ (pre-order: “Date” is the ship date) 73 1/6/2012 Should post by
11/14/2011 US Airways Dividend Miles (spouse) Performed Searches on Dividend Miles Toolbar for GS Hit 1 1/9/2012 Should post by
11/17/2011 Starwood Preferred Guest Answered trivia on Audience Rewards 10 1/12/2012 Should post by
12/9/2011 American Airlines AAdvantage Joined Business ExtrAA and credited 2 separate flyers on a 12/9 trip 5,000 2/3/2012 Should post by
11/10/2011 Southwest RapidRewards (spouse) Applied for/Awarded Chase Visa (50,000 points on first spend) 50,000 9/10/2012 Activation in January
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  1. #1 by Andy on December 2, 2011 - 2:49 pm

    hi, could you write about how topguest work for the priority club? Thanks!

  2. #2 by cdmoye on December 2, 2011 - 3:06 pm

    Sure, Andy. You first need to register at http://www.topguest.com using an email address that you’re comfortable with (it will receive notifications when you do checkins). Next, you need to visit the “Programs” link on the TopGuest website and and click on the “Add Member ID” button next to the Priority Club logo (as well as any other programs you’d like to get checkin credit for–I associated a few, but Choice and PC are the only ones I regularly visit). Once that’s done, all you need to do is checkin at Priority Club properties using your choice of checkin tool (I use foursquare via the 4th & Mayor tool on WP7, but the foursquare client, Facebook Places and Twitter also work). Once you’ve checked in at a location, TopGuest periodically scans your checkins and credits your TopGuest account with the points. In the case of Priority Club, it’s 50 points for a checkin. They credit those points to your loyalty program with good regularity and you’ll see them in your program balance. In the case of Priority Club, they seem to post the same day as the checkin. Other programs, such as Choice Privileges, seem to take a very long time and stay pretty far behind.

    One important note is that you DO NOT need to have a reservation or anything at the property. You just have to be physically there so that you can check in. That’s how I check in most days for PC hotels. My office is next door to a Holiday Inn and just down the street from a Cambria Suites 🙂

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