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Million Mile Madness: Final Tally

Background Late last year I had a crazy idea.  Could I earn a million points and miles in one month?  I published the idea in January with the post “A crazy million mile idea. Should I do it?”  In that post, I laid out the rules I would follow: Keep to a budget of $1000. Many point-earning techniques cost money. Let’s keep net expenses down to $1000 or less. Miles or points, it’s all good.…

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Million Mile Madness: What I bought and sold

Background: Million Mile Madness was the mad quest to earn a million points in one month. Throughout March, I did everything I could to earn as many points as possible while keeping within my ethical boundaries. During the month, I tracked all of the points that I expected, and I declared victory when the expected total topped one million. It wasn’t easy to earn a million points in one month.  I started the month with…

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Million Mile Headaches: Lowes, Round 2

Background: Million Mile Madness was the mad quest to earn a million points in one month. Throughout March, I did everything I could to earn as many points as possible while keeping within my ethical boundaries. During the month, I tracked all of the points that I expected, and I declared victory when the expected total topped one million. Million Mile Headaches Not everything went smoothly during my million mile quest.  Last week, for example,…

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Million Mile Headaches: SunTrust

Background: Million Mile Madness was the mad quest to earn a million points in one month. Throughout March, I did everything I could to earn as many points as possible while keeping within my ethical boundaries. During the month, I tracked all of the points that I expected, and I declared victory when the expected total topped one million. Final tally… not yet Yes, I succeeded in earning a million points in one month, but…

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Million Mile Madness: How it was done

Background: Million Mile Madness was the mad quest to earn a million points in one month. Throughout March, I did everything I could to earn as many points as possible while keeping within my ethical boundaries. I didn’t expect to have a million points credited to my account by March 31st: points often take quite a while to get credited. Instead, I tracked all of the points that I expected, and I declared victory when…

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Million Mile Madness: Which points?

Background: Million Mile Madness was the mad quest to earn a million points in one month. Throughout March, I did everything I could to earn as many points as possible while keeping within my ethical boundaries. I didn’t expect to have a million points credited to my account by March 31st: points often take quite a while to get credited. Instead, I tracked all of the points that I expected, and I declared victory when…

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Million Mile Madness: Success!!!!!

1,000,546 points earned!  Background: Million Mile Madness is the fun and foolish quest to earn a million points in one month. Throughout March, I’m doing everything I can to earn as many points as I can while keeping within my ethical boundaries. I don’t expect that a million points will have been credited to my account by March 31st: points often take quite a while to get credited. Instead, I’ll track all of the points…

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Million Mile Madness: Easy points

955,000 points earned. 45,000 left to go. Background: Million Mile Madness is the fun and foolish quest to earn a million points in one month. Throughout March, I’m doing everything I can to earn as many points as I can while keeping within my ethical boundaries. I don’t expect that a million points will have been credited to my account by March 31st: points often take quite a while to get credited. Instead, I’ll track…

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Million Mile Madness: Credit scores and pulls

927,000 points earned. 73,000 left to go. Background: Million Mile Madness is the fun and foolish quest to earn a million points in one month. Throughout March, I’m doing everything I can to earn as many points as I can while keeping within my ethical boundaries. I don’t expect that a million points will have been credited to my account by March 31st: points often take quite a while to get credited. Instead, I’ll track…

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