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Buying Platinum and a million miles: 6 month update

I’ve met only one out of two goals, but have managed to rake in over 1 million points and miles anyway…     In January, I wrote about “my strategy to buy Platinum and a million miles.”  The  basic idea is to put a huge amount of spend on my Delta Reserve and Delta Platinum credit cards in order to earn 50,000 MQMs (medallion qualifying miles).  Combined with roll-over miles and actual flying, that will…

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Big (and mostly bad) changes to the Ultimate Rewards Mall

April 1st kicks off with a cruel joke from Chase.  Many of the big bonus point offers in the Ultimate Rewards Mall have dropped precipitously.  Below are some of my findings this morning when logged in with my old Ink Bold and my Sapphire Preferred (note that you may see different results with a Chase Freedom). First, the good news: Office Depot: 10X Ink Bold; only 4X Sapphire Preferred Kohl’s: Still at 10X for both…

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How Amazon paid me to collect miles

Last month Nordstrom ran a promotion in the British Airways shopping portal in which they gave 36 miles per dollar to people who signed up for the promotion and made their first ever BA shopping portal purchase, and made that purchase through Nordstrom. As I reported earlier, I bought approximately $4000 worth of merchandise with the intent to sell it for as little loss as possible.  The difference between how much I spent and how…

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Weekend Update

Aadvantage eShopping Mall For quite a while Sears has offered 10 miles per dollar for purchases made through Aadvantage eShopping, but I found today that Sears is now down to 6 miles per dollar.  Rats!  Also, Sears is still pegged at 4 points per dollar in the UR Mall. Nordstrom When Nordstrom offered 36 British Airways miles per dollar, I threw down over $4K.  Since then I’ve been trying to sell the items for as…

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Shopping for Millions

In January I reported my strategy to buy Delta Platinum status and a million miles.  The idea is to use gift card churning and other tricks to spend a total of $110,000 on two credit cards (Delta Reserve and Platinum) in the calendar year.  Most of these tricks result in getting most of my money back so I won’t go poor doing this.  By spending $60K on the Reserve card and $50K on the Platinum…

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Evening News

Hotel Award Nights Oops This morning’s post about when to use points for hotel award nights has some kinks I’m trying to work out.  Ric of Loyalty Traveler pointed out that I had initially set the bar too high for Hilton HHonors.  I agreed with him and went ahead and adjusted the Hilton formula.  Since then I’ve also looked deeper into Club Carlson and found that it’s quite rare to get the Fair Trading Price…

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Evening News

Nordstrom I went ahead and plunked down over $4200 at Nordstrom thanks to the British Airways 36 points per dollar deal.  Just two days later, over 150,000 points already show up as pending!  Woo hoo!  Now, hopefully I can sell some of this junk… Cheap Nook! While the contest to Win a Nook continues, you might be interested in buying one for yourself at a huge discount.  Frequent reader (and contributor and Nook story writer)…

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Hunting for deals

Yesterday I described how it may be possible to buy and sell items from Nordstrom in order to effectively buy British Airways Avios miles for as low as half a cent each.  Please see this post for details.  I also promised to write a post describing how I went about finding the best items for resale.  This is that post. WARNING: I am not an expert at this.  I’m barely even a novice at this! …

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Round trip to Hawaii for $125!

How I plan to turn the Nordstrom 36X opportunity into cheap travel.  I’m sure that most readers know of The Point Guy’s recent post “Amazing Deal Alert: 36 British Airways Avios Per Dollar Spent at Nordstrom!”  When I first read this, I was skeptical because the deal relies on two promotions (a Nordstrom double points promo AND a Nordstrom first purchase triple point promo).  I was betting that they would only award points for one…

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