Recent points Earning and Burning!!!!


As I mentioned earlier I applied for the Citi Executive club card late January/early Feb.  Since then I have had:

  • my spouse apply and get approved for the same offer.
  • received my 110,000 American Airlines miles
  • promptly booked a Cathay Pacific first class award for next year for me and the wife
  • placed a business class award on hold with Qantas for early next year for me and the wife
  • my spouse apply and get approved for the Citi Reserve card

My wife’s 110,000 American Airlines miles should post today or tomorrow and the tickets I have on hold will be ticketed. I did have to buy 4,000 miles (which cost $80) as we were short that amount for the award.

We really need the two Hilton nights for an upcoming trip later this year thus the reason for applying for that card now instead of another 100,000 American miles for the wife. I guess if the offer is around after March we can try for her 2nd card. I guess 300,000 AA miles is enough for now 🙂  I am sure that before this year is over American Airlines is going to devalue the award chart and it just makes sense to get some things on the books now in case that happens.

On the horizon my wife will reapply for the Amex SPG card as she cancelled her last one Feb 2013 and with rumors of Amex changing the rules of being able to get the same bonus twice its best to apply before May 1st it appears!! We may perhaps get a few more Hilton points for our big trip later this year so we may do another card along with the SPG application. The Citi 100k offer is eating up much of my spend and thus my SPG account is the lowest its been in a long time especially after our trip to Mexico and our week at the St. Regis Punta Mita.  So another goal will be beefing our Starwood points over the summer.  I was also hoping the Barclays Lufthansa 50,000 mile offer would pop back up but it has yet to show its face instead offering the inferior 20,000 mile offer. In finishing I look forward to receiving my 2nd 100,000 American Airlines miles in mid April and having that in the bag for some other flights!!

Did any of you jump on the 100,000 American Airline miles offer like we did?!?!! It is a great offer and deal so Im glad we got to take advantage of it!!



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