March 2012 In Review (+103,953 Miles/Points)


There is a “Historical Perspective” table at the end of the post that I use for a “trailing 12 months” quickview with average. For the bottom-liners, this is a good place to look, but average has been 103,782 for the last 7 months–which is as long as I’ve tracked such things. I think that’s not bad.

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. I do list transfers from those programs into “real” loyalty programs, so you’ll get the idea anyway.

This month, there were two decent-sized redemptions: 135,000 PC points and 10,000 PC points. That always makes the math just a little harder, but it means I’m doing something fun. So it’s worth it!

Also, in the tables, you may see transfers, cancellations, etc. Those numbers are not included in my miles/points count for the month. The number shown is the actual amount of miles/points that I accrued this month (again, not including survey sites and the like).

Program Balance Changes During February, 2012 (net +103,953)

Program Change Notes
American Airlines AAdvantage 2,611
American Airlines Business ExtrAA 38
AmEx Membership Rewards -11,778 Transferred 35,000 to Priority Club
AmEx Membership Rewards (spouse) -65,000 Transferred 65,000 to Priority Club
Best Western Gold Crown Club 200
BMI Diamond Club 1,000
Chase Ultimate Rewards 52,696
Delta SkyMiles 520
La Quinta Returns 300
Priority Club Rewards -19,450 Redeemed 135,000 for Paris Trip
Southwest RapidRewards 500 These were actually in Feb.
Starwood Preferred Guest 13,894
United MileagePlus 1,300
Wyndham Rewards 100

Points Posted During March, 2012

Activity Date Program Activity Earned Used Post Date Notes
12/15/2011 Southwest RapidRewards Signed up for Click ‘n’ Save emails 250 2/21/2012 I missed this in Feb
12/15/2011 Southwest RapidRewards Signed up for Click ‘n’ Save emails 250 2/21/2012 I missed this in Feb
2/9/2012 Delta SkyMiles Transfer from e-Miles 500 3/1/2012
3/1/2012 American Airlines AAdvantage PSP->DFW 1,126 3/1/2012
3/1/2012 American Airlines AAdvantage DFW->RDU 1,062 3/1/2012
3/3/2012 Starwood Preferred Guest Stay credit from Westin Mission Hills 3,375 3/3/2012 50% Gold bonus
3/4/2012 Chase Ultimate Rewards Chase Sapphire Monthly Spend 2,696 3/4/2012 982 spending bonus
3/4/2012 Chase Ultimate Rewards Chase Sapphire Signup Bonus 50,000 3/4/2012
3/5/2012 AmEx Membership Rewards (spouse) Transfer to Priority Club 65,000 3/5/2012 For Paris trip
3/5/2012 Priority Club Rewards Transfer from AmEx Membership Rewards (spouse) 65,000 3/5/2012 For Paris trip
2/21/2012 BMI Diamond Club Survey completion 1,000 3/6/2012
3/6/2012 AmEx Membership Rewards Transfer to Priority Club 34,000 3/6/2012 For Paris trip
3/6/2012 Priority Club Rewards Transfer from AmEx Membership Rewards (spouse) 34,000 3/6/2012 For Paris trip
3/6/2012 Priority Club Rewards Redemption 120,000 3/6/2012 For Paris trip
3/5/2012 AmEx Membership Rewards Retention bonus 20,000 3/7/2012
3/7/2012 Priority Club Rewards Redemption 15,000 3/7/2012 For Paris trip
3/7/2012 Starwood Preferred Guest Better by the Night promotion 4,500 3/7/2012
3/2/2012 Priority Club Rewards Answered Survey 250 3/8/2012 Freddys Survey
3/8/2012 American Airlines AAdvantage Citi AAdvantage Visa Monthly Spend 248 3/8/2012 41 spending bonus
3/12/2012 American Airlines Business ExtrAA Base 38 3/12/2012 Not sure what this is
3/4/2012 American Airlines AAdvantage Dined for $35 @ 5/$ 175 3/15/2012
3/13/2012 Starwood Preferred Guest Stay credit from Westin Alexandria 930 3/15/2012 50% Gold bonus
3/13/2012 Starwood Preferred Guest Gold Amenity for Westin Alexandria 250 3/15/2012
3/13/2012 Starwood Preferred Guest Better by the Night promotion 620 3/17/2012
3/12/2012 Delta SkyMiles Answered Audience Rewards trivia 10 3/19/2012
3/12/2012 Starwood Preferred Guest Answered Audience Rewards trivia 10 3/19/2012
3/12/2012 US Airways Dividend Miles Answered Audience Rewards trivia 12 3/19/2012
3/16/2012 Delta SkyMiles Answered Audience Rewards trivia 10 3/19/2012
3/18/2012 US Airways Dividend Miles Answered Audience Rewards trivia 10 3/19/2012
3/19/2012 La Quinta Returns Signed up for newsletter 300 3/19/2012
3/19/2012 Starwood Preferred Guest Starwood AmEx Monthly Spend 2,552 3/19/2012 Total for the month
3/19/2012 Starwood Preferred Guest Starwood AmEx Starwood Spend 1,657 3/19/2012 Total for the month
3/20/2012 AmEx Membership Rewards Platinum AmEX Monthly Spend 2,222 3/20/2012 Total for the month
3/28/2012 Hilton HHonors Transfer from e-Rewards 7,000 3/28/2012
3/30/2012 Priority Club Rewards Cancellation 25,000 3/30/2012
3/30/2012 Priority Club Rewards Remption 10,000 3/30/2012
3/31/2012 Best Western Gold Crown Club TopGuest 200 3/31/2012 Total for the month
3/31/2012 Priority Club Rewards TopGuest 1,300 3/31/2012 Total for the month
3/31/2012 United MileagePlus TopGuest 1,300 3/31/2012 Total for the month
3/31/2012 Wyndham Rewards TopGuest 100 3/31/2012 Total for the month

Historical Perspective

Month Earned
2011 Sep 112,779
2011 Oct 155,898
2011 Nov 68,014
2011 Dec 85,889
2012 Jan 94,427
2012 Feb 105,511
2012 Mar 103,953
Average 103,782
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