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Latest Audience Rewards Trivia (06 Jun 2012)


For anyone that does Audience Rewards (either for their points or for partner miles), I’ve post the questions and answers as I get them. New questions are posted each week and are typically worth 2 Audience Rewards points + 2 partner points/miles. Occasionally, there is a 20 point/mile question; though it does not appear for everyone and is available only for a short time. So watch out for those. This is not a way to gain a bunch of points. It’s like 10-12 per week. But, it is fun tracking down the answers and resets the expiry clock in your mileage programs.

In addition, for a limited time, Audience Rewards is providing a new member sign-up bonus of 500 250 points through this link. Note, I’ll leave this comment in each post until someone lets me know it’s no longer working.

Delta (NEW!):

  • Which of the following animals is not depicted in The Lion King: Seagull
  • Charles Hart, one of the lyricists for The Phantom of the Opera, also  wrote the lyrics for which of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s other shows? Aspects of Love
  • The composer/lyricist of Memphis is the keyboardist for what world famous rock band? Bon Jovi
  • Who first played Mary in the US national tour of Mary Poppins? Ashley Brown
  • What are the masks seen in The Lion King made of? Carbon Graphite

Starwood (NEW!):

  • Who first played the role of Bert in Mary Poppins on Broadway? Gavin Lee
  • What original cast member in the revival of Godspell also wrote a musical that played on Broadway? Nick Blaemire
  • Sister Act‘s, Victoria Clark, made her Broadway debut in what show? Guys and Dolls
  • What is the name of NIna Arianda’s character in Venus in Fur? Vanda
  • What historical theatre was the original production of Jesus Christ Superstar housed in? The Mark Hellinger

US Airways (NEW!):

  • Which of the following Broadway musicals did not somehow have a past with Whoopi Goldberg? Ragtime
  • Who directed The Lion King? Julie Taymor
  • What advertising icon does Frankie compare himself to in Jersey Boys? The Energizer Bunny
  • The book that the musical Wicked is based on was written by whom? Gregory Macguire
  • True or False? The title character in The Phantom of the Opera is actually named Erik. True
  • Rock of Ages played which Off Broadway theatre before it moved to Broadway? New World Stages
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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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Latest Audience Rewards Trivia (21 May 2012)


Note: Sorry again for the lack of traffic. My PhD written qualifier exam is Friday. Expect a resumption of vigor next week! Also, we had a fun little zip-lining tour yesterday. I’ll do a mini trip report on that this week if I get a chance.

For anyone that does Audience Rewards (either for their points or for partner miles), I’ve post the questions and answers as I get them. New questions are posted each week and are typically worth 2 Audience Rewards points + 2 partner points/miles. Occasionally, there is a 20 point/mile question; though it does not appear for everyone and is available only for a short time. So watch out for those. This is not a way to gain a bunch of points. It’s like 10-12 per week. But, it is fun tracking down the answers and resets the expiry clock in your mileage programs.

In addition, for a limited time, Audience Rewards is providing a new member sign-up bonus of 500 250 points through this link. Note, I’ll leave this comment in each post until someone lets me know it’s no longer working.

Delta (NEW!):

  • In How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Hedy LaRue is who? Biggley’s mistress
  • The Banks family lives on what street in Mary Poppins? Cherry Tree Lane
  • What city has The Lion King NOT performed in? Sao Paolo
  • Which of the following songs by The Four Seasons isn’t featured in Jersey Boys? Marlena
  • True or False? Peter and the Starcatcher is based on a book of the same title. False

Starwood (NEW!):

  • Voca People markets itself mostly as what? A musical event
  • What song is Frankie Valli asked to sing by an important NJ gangstar in the early scenes of Jersey Boys? My Mother’s Eyes
  • How many Tony Awards did the current revival of Chicago win? 6
  • At what theatre does War Horse play? Vivien Beaumont Theatre
  • What height is the tallest animal in The Lion King stage production? 18

US Airways (NEW!):

  • Nina Arianda grew up partly in what country other than the USA? Germany
  • The Araca Group is a production and general management company that got their start with what musical? Urinetown
  • In what theatre did The Lion King originally open on Broadway? The New Amsterdam
  • A song from Memphis was on an album released in 2004 by what well-known band? Bon Jovi
  • By the finale of Jersey Boys, which of the following of the original  members has passed away, according to their final moments in the show? Nick Massi
  • What soap opera did Tammy Blanchard, of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, begin her film/tv career on? Guiding Light

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Latest Audience Rewards Trivia (08 May 2012)


For anyone that does Audience Rewards (either for their points or for partner miles), I’ve post the questions and answers as I get them. New questions are posted each week and are typically worth 2 Audience Rewards points + 2 partner points/miles. Occasionally, there is a 20 point/mile question; though it does not appear for everyone and is available only for a short time. So watch out for those. This is not a way to gain a bunch of points. It’s like 10-12 per week. But, it is fun tracking down the answers and resets the expiry clock in your mileage programs.

In addition, for a limited time, Audience Rewards is providing a new member sign-up bonus of 500 250 points through this link.

Delta:

  • In “The Cell Block Tango” each murderess has a word associated with her  crimes. Which of the following lists them in the order they are heard in  the song? Pop, Six, Squish, Uh Oh, Cicero, Lipschitz
  • Prior to Venus in Fur, what was the last play that Walter Bobbie directed on Broadway? Twentieth Century
  • What song did Bob Gaudio write immediately before The Four Seasons’ recorded for the first time? Sherry
  • What is the most recent musical that Dick LaTessa was in on Broadway? Promises, Promises
  • True or False? Leap of Faith does not use media on stage in the show – ie, computers, tv, etc. False

Starwood:

  • In what famous sitcom did Linda Lavin star? Alice
  • True or False? With Lin-Manuel Miranda, Thomas Kail wrote the closing rap for the 65th Tony Awards telecast on June 12, 2011. True
  • The opening of the second act of Peter and the Starcatcher features the cast dressed as what? Mermaids
  • What was the last show that Matthew Broderick was in on Broadway? The Philanthropist
  • What production company was behind Leap of Faith? Paramount

US Airways (NEW!): For some reason, there are 12 questions showing for me right now. 6 new and the 6 I had yesterday.

  • What is the name of the town where the musical Leap of Faith takes place? Sweetwater
  • Which of the following songs is not featured in Priscilla, Queen of the Desert? Time After Time
  • Michael Morpurgo wrote the book that what Broadway play is based on? War Horse
  • In what show did Linda Lavin make her Broadway debut? A Family Affair
  • Rick Elice is the writer behind all but which of these shows? Next to Normal
  • What does Bud Frump do in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying whenever he is unhappy with something at his job at the office? Call his mother
  • What year did the novel of War Horse come out? 1982
  • Which of the following Broadway regulars is NOT in Nice Work If You Can Get It? Megan Hilty
  • Which of the following films was Janus Cercone NOT involved in? Death to Smoochie
  • Venus in Fur deals largely with which of the following issues? Masochism
  • True or False? Evita takes place entirely in one country. False
  • Where did Mamma Mia! originally premiere in the U.S.? San Francisco

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Latest Audience Rewards Trivia (07 May 2012)


For anyone that does Audience Rewards (either for their points or for partner miles), I’ve post the questions and answers as I get them. New questions are posted each week and are typically worth 2 Audience Rewards points + 2 partner points/miles. Occasionally, there is a 20 point/mile question; though it does not appear for everyone and is available only for a short time. So watch out for those. This is not a way to gain a bunch of points. It’s like 10-12 per week. But, it is fun tracking down the answers and resets the expiry clock in your mileage programs.

In addition, for a limited time, Audience Rewards is providing a new member sign-up bonus of 500 points through this link. Can someone let me know if this is still working? The Audience Rewards partner that gave me the promotion is not answering my email of late.

Delta (NEW!):

  • In “The Cell Block Tango” each murderess has a word associated with her  crimes. Which of the following lists them in the order they are heard in  the song? Pop, Six, Squish, Uh Oh, Cicero, Lipschitz
  • Prior to Venus in Fur, what was the last play that Walter Bobbie directed on Broadway? Twentieth Century
  • What song did Bob Gaudio write immediately before The Four Seasons’ recorded for the first time? Sherry
  • What is the most recent musical that Dick LaTessa was in on Broadway? Promises, Promises
  • True or False? Leap of Faith does not use media on stage in the show – ie, computers, tv, etc. False

Starwood (NEW!):

  • In what famous sitcom did Linda Lavin star? Alice
  • True or False? With Lin-Manuel Miranda, Thomas Kail wrote the closing rap for the 65th Tony Awards telecast on June 12, 2011. True
  • The opening of the second act of Peter and the Starcatcher features the cast dressed as what? Mermaids
  • What was the last show that Matthew Broderick was in on Broadway? The Philanthropist
  • What production company was behind Leap of Faith? Paramount

US Airways (NEW!):

  • What year did the novel of War Horse come out? 1982
  • Which of the following Broadway regulars is NOT in Nice Work If You Can Get It? Megan Hilty
  • Which of the following films was Janus Cercone NOT involved in? Death to Smoochie
  • Venus in Fur deals largely with which of the following issues? Masochism
  • True or False? Evita takes place entirely in one country. False
  • Where did Mamma Mia! originally premiere in the U.S.? San Francisco

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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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Latest Audience Rewards Trivia (26 Apr 2012)


For anyone that does Audience Rewards (either for their points or for partner miles), I’ve post the questions and answers as I get them. New questions are posted each week and are typically worth 2 Audience Rewards points + 2 partner points/miles. Occasionally, there is a 20 point/mile question; though it does not appear for everyone and is available only for a short time. So watch out for those. This is not a way to gain a bunch of points. It’s like 10-12 per week. But, it is fun tracking down the answers and resets the expiry clock in your mileage programs.

In addition, for a limited time, Audience Rewards is providing a new member sign-up bonus of 500 points through this link.

Delta (NEW!):

  • What was the last musical that Matthew Broderick was in on Broadway? The Producers
  • In what state does most of the action of Leap of Faith take place? Kansas
  • How many people star in Venus in Fur? 2
  • What musical did Thomas Kail direct on Broadway? In the Heights
  • Which of the following shows did Evita associate director, Seth Sklar-Heyn, NOT associate direct? Brooklyn

Starwood:

  • How are Andrew and Celia Keenan Bolger related? They are siblings
  • Who choreographed the revival of Evita? Rob Ashford
  • What is the name of Roxie’s victim in Chicago? Fred Casely
  • Who direccted the first show that Dick LaTessa was in on Broadway? George Abbott
  • In what year did the famous Newboys Strike depicted in Newsies occur? 1899
  • Who plays Magic Johnson in Magic/Bird? Kevin Daniels

US Airways:

  • What was the last play that Thomas Kail directed on Broadway? Lombardi
  • Dick Latessa, of The Lyons, was in all but which of the following films? The Bourne Identity
  • Where does Rosemary fantasize about moving with her future husband in How to Succeed Without Really Trying? New Rochelle
  • True or False? Christian Bale is reportedly NOT a fan of the Newsies film. True
  • How many shows has the director of Once directed on Broadway, not including Once? 0
  • Kevin Del Aguila, currently in Peter and the Starcatcher, wrote the book for what successful Off-Bway musical? Altar Boyz

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