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May 2012 In Review (+66,201 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 104,408 for the last 9 months–which is as long as I’ve tracked such things. I think that’s not bad. This was my lowest month in recorded history. However, if you’ve been following  you’ve got some idea as to why.

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.

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 new miles/points that I accrued this month (again, not including survey sites and the like).

Program Balance Changes During May, 2012 (net +66,201)

Program Change
American Airlines AAdvantage 994
Best Western Gold Crown Club 10,300
Chase Ultimate Rewards (Ink Bold) 1,285
Chase Ultimate Rewards (Sapphire) 5,322
Delta SkyMiles 20
Hilton HHonors 2,130
La Quinta Returns 4,000
Priority Club Rewards 1,350
Starwood Preferred Guest 172
United MileagePlus 350
US Airways Dividend Miles 40,028
Wyndham Rewards 250

Points Posted During May, 2012

Program Activity Earned Used Post Date Notes
Chase Ultimate Rewards (Sapphire) Statement earnings 5,322 5/4/2012 Base + Bonus
La Quinta Returns Transferred $100 from e-Rewards 4,000 5/7/2012 Grand Slam Prep
American Airlines AAdvantage Citi Visa Statement earnings 994 5/7/2012 Base + Bonus
Hilton HHonors Dined for $26 @ 5/$ 130 5/9/2012
Best Western Gold Crown Club Bought 10,000 points on the Daily Getaways 10,000 5/11/2012
US Airways Dividend Miles US Airways World MasterCard Signup Bonus 40,000 5/11/2012
US Airways Dividend Miles Statement earnings for US Airways World MasterCard 4 5/11/2012 Heh.
Delta SkyMiles Answered trivia on Audience Rewards 10 5/14/2012
Starwood Preferred Guest Answered trivia on Audience Rewards 6 5/14/2012 Should post by
US Airways Dividend Miles Answered trivia on Audience Rewards 12 5/14/2012
Hilton HHonors Fulfilled “New Member Bonus” on hhonorsdining.com 1,000 5/15/2012
Chase Ultimate Rewards (Ink Bold) Statement earnings 1,285 5/17/2012 Base + Bonus
Starwood Preferred Guest Statement Earning for SPG AmEx 56 5/22/2012
Delta SkyMiles Answered trivia on Audience Rewards 10 5/28/2012
US Airways Dividend Miles Answered trivia on Audience Rewards 12 5/28/2012
Starwood Preferred Guest Answered trivia on Audience Rewards 10 5/30/2012
Starwood Preferred Guest “Like us, we like you back” promo 100 5/31/2012
Best Western Gold Crown Club TopGuest Activity 300 5/31/2012 Monthly Total
Hilton HHonors TopGuest Activity 1,000 5/31/2012 Monthly Total
Priority Club Rewards TopGuest Activity 1,350 5/31/2012 Monthly Total
United MileagePlus TopGuest Activity 350 5/31/2012 Monthly Total
Wyndham Rewards TopGuest Activity 250 5/31/2012 Monthly Total

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April 2012 In Review (+146,996 Miles/Points) No Signup Bonuses!


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 109,183 for the last 8 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.

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 new miles/points that I accrued this month (again, not including survey sites and the like).

Program Balance Changes During April, 2012 (net +146,996)

Program Change
American Airlines AAdvantage 71,707
AmEx Membership Rewards 1,372
Chase Ultimate Rewards 20,872
Delta SkyMiles 1,030
Priority Club Rewards 42,331
Southwest RapidRewards (spouse) 5,907
Starwood Preferred Guest 1,278
United MileagePlus 950
US Airways Dividend Miles 524
Virgin America EleVAte 1,025

Points Posted During April, 2012

Activity Date Program Activity Earned Used Post Date Notes
3/28/2012 US Airways Dividend Miles Answered Audience Rewards trivia 12 4/2/2012
3/19/2012 Delta SkyMiles Answered Audience Rewards trivia 10 4/3/2012
3/19/2012 Starwood Preferred Guest Answered Audience Rewards trivia 10 4/3/2012
3/29/2012 Starwood Preferred Guest Answered Audience Rewards trivia 10 4/3/2012
3/30/2012 Delta SkyMiles Signed up for The Whiteboard 500 4/3/2012
4/4/2012 Chase Ultimate Rewards Statement Earnings for Sapphire Preferred 20,872 4/4/2012
4/6/2012 American Airlines AAdvantage Statement Earnings for Citi Visa 953 4/6/2012
3/29/2012 Starwood Preferred Guest Answered Audience Rewards trivia 10 4/11/2012
4/12/2012 Southwest RapidRewards (spouse) Statement Earnings for Chase Southwest Visa 5,907 4/12/2012
4/6/2012 Priority Club Rewards Stay Credit in Miami 553 4/13/2012
1/27/2012 American Airlines AAdvantage Spent $90 via shopping mall @ 3/$ 270 4/16/2012
3/4/2012 American Airlines AAdvantage Spent $35 via dining program @ 5/$ 175 4/16/2012
3/19/2012 American Airlines AAdvantage Spent $399 via shopping mall @ 5/$ 1,995 4/16/2012
3/19/2012 American Airlines AAdvantage Spent $7838.40 via shopping mall @ 5/$ 39,192 4/16/2012
3/19/2012 American Airlines AAdvantage Spent $150 via shopping mall @ 5/$ 750 4/16/2012
3/19/2012 American Airlines AAdvantage Spent $30 via shopping mall @ 5/$ 150 4/16/2012
3/19/2012 American Airlines AAdvantage Spent $20 via shopping mall @ 5/$ 100 4/16/2012
3/19/2012 American Airlines AAdvantage Spent $938 via shopping mall @ 5/$ 4,690 4/16/2012
3/30/2012 American Airlines AAdvantage Spent $569 via shopping mall @ 5/$ 2,845 4/16/2012
3/30/2012 American Airlines AAdvantage Spent $1199.20 via shopping mall @ 5/$ 5,996 4/16/2012
3/30/2012 American Airlines AAdvantage Spent $1998 via shopping mall @ 5/$ 9,990 4/16/2012
4/1/2012 American Airlines AAdvantage Spent $200 via shopping mall @ 5/$ 1,000 4/16/2012
4/15/2012 Priority Club Rewards Stay Credit in Paris 598 4/17/2012
4/19/2012 Starwood Preferred Guest Statement Earnings for Starwood AmEx 1,236 4/19/2012
4/20/2012 AmEx Membership Rewards Statement Earnings for Platinum AmEx 1,372 4/20/2012
5/17/2011 American Airlines AAdvantage Citi AAdvantage AmEx Retention Bonus 3,000 4/22/2012
4/22/2012 American Airlines AAdvantage Statement Earnings for Citi AmEx 556 4/22/2012
2/21/2012 US Airways Dividend Miles Signed up for texts from Thanks Again 500 4/23/2012
3/23/2012 Virgin America EleVAte Facebook yearbook promotion 1,000 4/23/2012
4/2/2012 American Airlines AAdvantage Spent $? via shopping mall @ ?/$ 45 4/23/2012
4/20/2012 Delta SkyMiles Answered Audience Rewards trivia 10 4/23/2012
4/20/2012 US Airways Dividend Miles Answered Audience Rewards trivia 12 4/23/2012
4/23/2012 Priority Club Rewards Stay Credit in San Jose 24,480 4/23/2012 4 Rooms
4/23/2012 Priority Club Rewards Bonuses on Stay in San Jose 10,500 4/23/2012 4 Bonuses
2/27/2012 Delta SkyMiles Downloaded Shopping Toolbar 500 4/24/2012
4/27/2012 Priority Club Rewards Redeemed 1760 MCR points for 5500 PC points 5,500 4/27/2012
4/20/2012 Starwood Preferred Guest Answered Audience Rewards trivia 12 4/29/2012
4/26/2012 Delta SkyMiles Answered Audience Rewards trivia 10 4/30/2012
4/30/2012 Priority Club Rewards TopGuest 700 4/30/2012 Month total
4/30/2012 United MileagePlus TopGuest 950 4/30/2012 Month total
4/30/2012 Virgin America EleVAte TopGuest 25 4/30/2012 Month total

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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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February 2012 In Review (+105,511 Miles/Points)


Quick note: I have added a “Historical Perspective” table to the end of the post that I plan on using for a “trailing 12 months” quickview with average. For the bottom-liners, this is a good place to look, but average has been 103,753 for the last 6 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.

Program Balance Changes During February, 2012 (net +105,511)

Program Change Notes
American Airlines AAdvantage 30,273
American Airlines Business ExtrAA 750
AmEx Membership Rewards 2,034
Chase Ultimate Rewards 4,651
Choice Privileges 2,750
Delta SkyMiles 510
Hilton HHonors 1,000
Marriott Rewards 2,000
Priority Club Rewards 700
Southwest Rapid Rewards 3,681
Southwest RapidRewards (spouse) 50,064
Starwood Preferred Guest 866
United MileagePlus 4,700
US Airways Dividend Miles 1,532

Points Posted During February, 2012

Activity Date Program Activity Earned Used Post Date Notes
2/1/2012 Marriott Rewards Good-will gesture for construction inconvenience 2,000 2/1/2012 Without me asking. Nice.
2/4/2012 Chase Ultimate Rewards Chase Sapphire Monthly Spend 4,637 2/4/2012 Monthly spending
2/4/2012 Chase Ultimate Rewards Bonus from Spending 14 2/4/2012 Monthly spending
2/7/2012 American Airlines AAdvantage Citi Visa Monthly Spend 93 2/7/2012 Monthly spending
1/23/2012 Hilton HHonors Signed up for texts 1,000 2/7/2012
2/7/2012 Southwest Rapid Rewards Chase Visa Monthly Spend 3,681 2/7/2012 Monthly spending
2/9/2012 Choice Privileges Transfer from e-Rewards in prep for 2012 Grand Slam 2,200 2/9/2012
10/17/2011 Delta SkyMiles Installed SkyMiles shopping assistant toolbar 500 2/10/2012 I had to email about this
12/14/2011 United MileagePlus Bought 2x $350 Marriott Gift Cards via promotion 4,000 2/10/2012 I had to email about this
2/11/2012 Southwest RapidRewards (spouse) Chase Visa (spouse) Monthly Spend 64 2/11/2012 Monthly spending
2/11/2012 Southwest RapidRewards (spouse) Signup bonus 50,000 2/11/2012
2/8/2012 Starwood Preferred Guest Answered trivia on Audience Rewards 10 2/12/2012
2/8/2012 US Airways Dividend Miles Answered trivia on Audience Rewards 12 2/13/2012
1/27/2012 American Airlines AAdvantage Spent $1,797 via shopping mall @ 5/$ 8,986 2/14/2012 Not sure why it’s +1 mile
1/27/2012 American Airlines AAdvantage Spent $999 via shopping mall @ 5/$ 4,996 2/14/2012 Not sure why it’s +1 mile
1/27/2012 American Airlines AAdvantage Spent $1,398 via shopping mall @ 5/$ 6,990 2/14/2012
2/6/2012 American Airlines AAdvantage Spent $200 dining @ 5/$ 1,000 2/14/2012
2/8/2012 Delta SkyMiles Answered trivia on Audience Rewards 10 2/14/2012
2/8/2012 Starwood Preferred Guest Answered trivia on Audience Rewards 30 2/16/2012 20-point question 🙂
2/17/2012 AmEx Membership Rewards Platinum AmEx Monthly Spend 2,034 2/17/2012 Monthly spending
2/17/2012 Starwood Preferred Guest Starwood AmEx Monthly Spend 826 2/17/2012 Monthly spending
2/13/2012 American Airlines Business ExtrAA Good will gesture for failed promotion conditions 750 2/20/2012
2/3/2012 US Airways Dividend Miles Stay credit from Marriott Greensboro Airport 1,520 2/20/2012
2/25/2012 American Airlines AAdvantage RDU->DFW 1,062 2/25/2012
2/25/2012 American Airlines AAdvantage DFW->PSP 1,126 2/25/2012
2/9/2012 American Airlines AAdvantage Spent $64.99 via shopping mall @ 30/$ 2,050 2/28/2012 100 bonus for Citi card
2/9/2012 American Airlines AAdvantage Spent $89.99 via shopping mall @ 30/$ 2,800 2/28/2012 100 bonus for Citi card
2/12/2012 American Airlines AAdvantage Spent $20 via shopping mall @ 8/$ 160 2/28/2012
2/12/2012 American Airlines AAdvantage Spent $120 via shopping mall @ 8/$ 960 2/28/2012
2/23/2012 American Airlines AAdvantage Spent $10 dining @ 5/$ 50 2/28/2012
2/29/2012 Choice Privileges TopGuest 550 2/29/2012 Total for the month
2/29/2012 Priority Club Rewards TopGuest 700 2/29/2012 Total for the month
2/29/2012 United MileagePlus TopGuest 700 2/29/2012 Total for the month

Historical Perspective

Month  Net Change
2011 Sep 112,779
2011 Oct 155,898
2011 Nov 68,014
2011 Dec 85,889
2012 Jan 94,427
2012 Feb 105,511
Average 103,753

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January, 2012 In Review (+94,427* miles/points)


Preamble: I started doing these “In Review” posts with the September 2011 close, so this is my fifth one. Every one of them has featured a gain of more than 68,000 points and the average has been over 100,000 during that time. I’m pretty happy with those results. I’m not sure if that pace will sustain for all of 2012, as it’s possible that I will have a (local) move later this year so I’m taking it easy on the credit card signups, but we’ll see how things roll. It should be noted that my “net” during this past month was actually only 44,427 (hence the * in the title :)). This is because I forgot to turn off an auto-convert that changed my 50,000 Club Carlson points from their recent “Big Night Giveaway” promo into 6,250 US Airways miles.

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.

Program Balance Changes During January, 2012 (net +44,427)

Program Change
American Airlines AAdvantage 12,898
AmEx Membership Rewards 2,354
Best Western Gold Crown Club 50
Choice Privileges 800
Club Carlson Gold Points 9,180
Delta SkyMiles 30
Marriott Rewards 1,000
Priority Club Rewards 7,300
Starwood Preferred Guest 2,615
United MileagePlus 1,700
US Airways Dividend Miles 6,350
Wyndham Rewards 150

Points Posted During January, 2012

Activity Date Program Activity Point Gain Point Loss Post Date Notes
12/29/2011 Club Carlson Gold Points Stay Activity 1,680 1/1/2012
12/29/2011 Club Carlson Gold Points New Member Bonus 2,000 1/1/2012
12/29/2011 Club Carlson Gold Points Web Booking Bonus 1,000 1/1/2012
12/29/2012 Club Carlson Gold Points Big Night Giveaway Bonus 50,000 1/1/2012
1/1/2012 Club Carlson Gold Points Auto-convert to US Airways @ 1:8 50,000 1/1/2012 I forgot to turn this off!
12/27/2012 US Airways Dividend Miles Answered trivia at Audience Rewards 12 1/1/2012
12/27/2011 Marriott Rewards 1,000 point winner in Marriott facebook Sweepstakes 1,000 1/3/2012
12/1/2011 Starwood Preferred Guest Answered trivia on Audience Rewards 10 1/3/2012
12/21/2011 Starwood Preferred Guest Answered trivia on Audience Rewards 10 1/3/2012
1/4/2012 Priority Club Rewards Redeemed 630 My Coke Rewards points 2,000 1/4/2012
12/29/2011 US Airways Dividend Miles Transferred 135 Best Buy Reward Zone points 64 1/4/2012 RZ points expire at EOY
12/21/2012 United MileagePlus Downloaded/Installed new MileagePlus shopping assistant toolbar 500 1/6/2012
1/6/2012 Priority Club Rewards Answered Quizzes 2,000 1/6/2012 3 quizzes * 4 languages 🙂
1/6/2012 American Airlines AAdvantage Citi Signature Card Purchases 2,704 1/6/2012 Monthly spending
1/1/2012 US Airways Dividend Miles Transferred 50,000 Club Carlson Points @ 1:8 6,250 1/9/2012
1/3/2012 US Airways Dividend Miles Answered trivia on Audience Rewards 4 1/9/2012
1/4/2012 US Airways Dividend Miles Answered trivia on Audience Rewards 8 1/9/2012
12/20/2011 American Airlines AAdvantage Spent $10 via shopping portal @ 8/$ 80 1/9/2012
12/21/2011 American Airlines AAdvantage Spent $82.49 via shopping portal @ 3/$ 247 1/9/2012
12/21/2011 American Airlines AAdvantage Spent $999 via shopping portal @ 5/$ 4,995 1/9/2012
12/21/2011 American Airlines AAdvantage Spent $449 via shopping portal @ 5/$ 2,245 1/9/2012
12/24/2012 American Airlines AAdvantage Spent $70 via shopping portal @ 3/$ 210 1/9/2012
1/2/2012 Delta SkyMiles Answered trivia on Audience Rewards 10 1/9/2012
1/13/2012 Delta SkyMiles Answered trivia at Audience Rewards 10 1/16/2012
1/12/2012 Starwood Preferred Guest Answered trivia on Audience Rewards 10 1/16/2012
1/20/2012 Starwood Preferred Guest Monthly Spend 2,575 1/20/2012
1/12/2012 Club Carlson Gold Points Transferred $75 from e-Rewards to prep for 2012 US Airways Grand Slam 4,500 1/20/2012
1/22/2012 AmEx Membership Rewards Monthly Spend 2,354 1/22/2012 Monthly spending
9/13/2011 American Airlines AAdvantage Spent $164.95 on eShopping @ 5/$ 1,155 1/24/2012
10/13/2011 American Airlines AAdvantage Spent $262 via shopping portal @ 1/$ 262 1/24/2012
1/2/2012 American Airlines AAdvantage Spent $199.99 via shopping portal @ 5/$ 1,000 1/24/2012
1/20/2012 United MileagePlus Registered for e-Miles 200 1/27/2012
1/27/2012 Delta SkyMiles Answered trivia at Audience Rewards 10 1/30/2012
1/27/2012 US Airways Dividend Miles Answered trivia at Audience Rewards 12 1/30/2012
1/30/2012 Priority Club Rewards Multiplier x2 2,000 1/30/2012 Don’t remember the promo
1/27/2012 Starwood Preferred Guest Answered trivia at Audience Rewards 10 1/30/2012
1/31/2012 Wyndham Rewards TopGuest 150 1/31/2012 Total for the month
1/31/2012 Priority Club Rewards TopGuest 1,300 1/31/2012 Total for the month
1/31/2012 Best Western Gold Crown Club TopGuest 50 1/31/2012 Total for the month
1/31/2012 Choice Privileges TopGuest 800 1/31/2012 Total for the month
1/31/2012 United MileagePlus TopGuest 1,000 1/31/2012 Total for the month


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December 2011 In Review (+85,889 Miles/Points)


Quick note: I started doing these “In Review” posts with the September 2011 close, so this is my fourth one. Every one of them has featured a gain of more than 68,000 points and the average has been just over 105,000 during those four months. I’m pretty happy with those results. I’m not sure if that pace will sustain for all of 2012, as it’s possible that I will have a (local) move later this year so I’m taking it easy on the credit card signups, but we’ll see how things roll.

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.

Program Balance Changes During December, 2011 (net +85,889)

Program Change Notes
American Airlines AAdvantage 27,524
AmEx Membership Rewards 1,150
Choice Privileges 750
Delta SkyMiles 1,070
Hawaiian Airlines HawaiianMiles 35
Hilton HHonors 50
Jet Airways JetPrivileges 2,000
Kingfisher King Club 750
Priority Club Rewards 16,600
Southwest RapidRewards 3,580
Starwood Preferred Guest 10,104
US Airways Dividend Miles 22,224
US Airways Dividend Miles (spouse) 2
Wyndham Rewards 50

Points Posted During December, 2011

Activity Date Program Activity Points Post Date Notes
10/11/2011 US Airways Dividend Miles Spent $26.09 at Network Solutions for GS Hit 2,000 12/5/2011
12/1/2011 US Airways Dividend Miles Answered trivia on Audience Rewards 12 12/5/2011
12/1/2011 Delta SkyMiles Answered trivia on Audience Rewards 10 12/5/2011
12/1/2011 Hawaiian Airlines HawaiianMiles Spent $35.13 via shopping portal @ 1/$ 35 12/7/2011
11/11/2011 US Airways Dividend Miles Grand Slam bonus miles – 32 hits 20,000 12/7/2011
11/17/2011 Starwood Preferred Guest Answered trivia on Audience Rewards 10 12/7/2011
11/14/2011 US Airways Dividend Miles (spouse) Performed Searches on Toolbar for GS Hit 2 12/8/2011
12/8/2011 American Airlines AAdvantage Citi AAdvantage Visa Spending 9,042 12/8/2011
11/26/2011 American Airlines AAdvantage Spent $17.33 via shopping portal @ 3/$ 53 12/8/2011
9/23/2011 Southwest RapidRewards Subscribed to email updates 3,000 12/8/2011 2,500 more than I thought 🙂
12/9/2011 American Airlines AAdvantage RDU->ORD 647 12/10/2011
12/9/2011 American Airlines AAdvantage ORD->LAS 1,514 12/10/2011
12/8/2011 Delta SkyMiles Spent $35 via shopping portal @ 30/$ 1,050 12/12/2011
12/12/2011 American Airlines AAdvantage LAS->ORD 1,514 12/13/2011
12/12/2011 American Airlines AAdvantage ORD->RDU 647 12/13/2011
9/12/2011 American Airlines AAdvantage Signed up for DirecTV (date is installation date) 10,000 12/14/2011 Should have been 12,500. Call placed.
11/10/2011 US Airways Dividend Miles Got 21st Century Auto Quote (for GS safety hit) 200 12/15/2011
12/9/2011 Priority Club Rewards Stay Credit for The Palazzo in Las Vegas, NV 13,000 12/15/2011 10k from promos! HT Priority Club Insider
11/8/2011 Southwest RapidRewards Chief Rewards Officer Promo 580 12/17/2011 I got a question wrong early on 🙂
12/2/2011 American Airlines AAdvantage Spent $50 via shopping portal @ 3/$ 150 12/19/2011
12/19/2011 Starwood Preferred Guest Monthly Spend 10,094 12/19/2011
12/20/2011 American Airlines AAdvantage “Email Acquistion – Preference” 500 12/20/2011 Not sure. AApraiser posted already.
12/22/2011 AmEx Membership Rewards Platinum AmEx Spending 1,150 12/22/2011
12/21/2011 Delta SkyMiles Answered trivia on Audience Rewards 10 12/26/2011
12/21/2011 US Airways Dividend Miles Answered trivia on Audience Rewards 12 12/26/2011
9/12/2011 American Airlines AAdvantage Signed up for DirecTV (date is installation date) 2,500 12/26/2011 The additional 2,500 originally due
12/26/2011 American Airlines AAdvantage Citi AAdvantage AmEx Spending 902 12/26/2011
12/27/2011 Kingfisher King Club Signup bonus 750 12/27/2011 Also Silver status (oneworld Ruby in Feb)
12/27/2011 Jet Airways JetPrivileges Signup bonus 2,000 12/27/2011
12/17/2011 American Airlines AAdvantage Dining Program $11 @ 5/$ 55 12/27/2011
12/31/2011 Priority Club Rewards TopGuest 3,600 12/31/2011 Total for the month. Catching up, I guess.
12/31/2011 Choice Privileges TopGuest 750 12/31/2011 Total for the month
12/31/2011 Hilton HHonors TopGuest 50 12/31/2011 Total for the month
12/31/2011 Wyndham Rewards TopGuest 50 12/31/2011 Total for the month

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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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