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Mile Madness and more

Mile Madness wraps up Last weekend, we celebrated the Mile Madness tournament with a celebration event in Charlotte, NC.  Mile Madness was a competition held in March to see who could earn the most points, miles, and dollars through manufactured spend (spending in ways that earn rewards but result in getting all or most of one’s money back).  Each contestant was limited to a starting pool of $5000 (which they supplied) and could not spend…

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Airline devaluations, convoluted awards, #milemadness, Serve on-again, and Staples gift cards

AA and US Airways begin their merger devaluations The following bullet points are borrowed from One Mile at a Time: American has eliminated distance based oneworld Explorer awards American has eliminated stopovers at the gateway city on AAdvantage awards American has created multiple tiers of AAdvantage standard award levels US Airways has created multiple tiers of Dividend Miles standard award levels US Airways has raised the cost of Dividend Miles business class redemptions between the…

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#milemadness week 3: the pace slows, and we set our sights on Charlotte

One month… $5,000 bankrolls… How much cash and how many points will be earned?… We have now completed the third week of the #milemadness manufactured spend tournament, and the final full week is under way.  For review, the general idea of the tournament is that each player starts with $5000 (of their own) to spend in ways that will return their money and earn extra cash and points.  Contestants are judged by 3 factors: amount…

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#milemadness week 2: More than 19,000 miles per hour…

One month… $5,000 bankrolls… How much cash and how many points will be earned?… The first week of the #milemadness manufactured spend tournament has completed, and a new week is under way.  For review, the general idea of the tournament is that each player starts with $5000 (of their own) to spend in ways that will return their money and earn extra cash and points.  Contestants are judged by 3 factors: amount earned, efficacy, and…

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Good stuff gleaned from #milemadness

I love rewards programs that bypass having to carry a separate rewards card and, instead, reward you automatically when using an enrolled credit card at specified merchants.  It’s not really the convenience that I love about this (but that’s good too!), but the fact that with most of these programs you can buy anything at qualifying merchants and still get rewarded.  And, the rewards stack with other rewards such as credit card category bonuses, shopping…

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#milemadness week 1 scores published, and a contest discussion

In this morning’s post, “#milemadness week 1” I gave an overview of the first week of the #milemadness manufactured spend tournament.  Now, I can reveal the week 1 scores…. To see the current scores, please click here: #milemadness 2014 Scoreboard Discussion Readers of my earlier post complained that it was boring.  Everything of interest was kept secret. I agree.  I’ll do my best going forward to uncover the nuggets that can be shared without killing…

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#milemadness week 1

One month… $5,000 bankrolls… How much cash and how many points will be earned?… The first week of the #milemadness manufactured spend tournament has completed, and a new week is under way.  The general idea of the tournament is that each player starts with $5000 (of their own) to spend in ways that will return their money and earn extra cash and points.  Contestants will be judged by 3 factors: amount earned, efficacy, and artistry. …

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News from OfficeMax, Amex, and #MileMadness

A nice OfficeMax trend Office Depot used to be my favorite office supply store for earning 5 points per dollar with my Chase Ink cards, but they’re now mostly dead to me.  Staples is my new everyday, reliable, favorite (see “Staples Rocks”).  However, OfficeMax has become a great friend that I like to visit for about a week at a time once a month or so.  Why?  Check out this roughly monthly trend that I…

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On my mind

Evening posts This week I’m trying something new.  I usually publish a new post early every morning, but this week I’m trying out evening posts instead.  It seems as if evening posts generate more social network discussions, especially on Twitter.  I plan to continue this experiment through Friday and then I’ll decide whether to go back to morning posts or keep to an evening schedule.  What do you think or prefer?  Comment below or send…

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