Mid Year App-O-Rama updates!

Hello everyone!

(UPDATED: June 29th 2015 with additional approvals)

Well we are just about officially into the summer season and the middle of the year.  I haven’t done any app-o-rama updates at all this year so I wanted to share what offers we have obtained and how the miles and points are coming together thus far this year.  This year we haven’t applied for a ton of new cards but there were a few cards/offers I love and couldn’t pass up!

  • 45,000 Ultimate Rewards points via Chase Sapphire Preferred card (me)
  • 45,000 Ultimate Rewards points via Chase Sapphire Preferred card (wife)
  • 55,000 United miles via Chase United MileagePlus Explorer card (me)
  • 25,000 Starwood points via American Express Starwood Business card (me)
  • 25,000 Starwood points via American Express Starwood Business card (wife)
  • 50,000 Miles and More miles via Barclays Lufthansa Miles and More card (me)
  • 70,000 Marriott Rewards points via Chase Marriott Rewards card (wife)

A grand total of 315,000 miles and points obtained.

UPDATE:  On July 26th we applied for some additional cards while some offers were elevated:

  • 50,000 Delta Skymiles via Gold Delta Skymiles American Express card (me)
  • 50,000 Delta Skymiles via Gold Delta Skymiles American Express card (wife)
  • 25,000 Alaska Airlines miles via Bank of America Alaska Airlines card (me)
  • 25,000 Alaska Airlines miles via Bank of America Alaska Airlines card (wife)
  • 50,000 ThankYou points via Citi ThankYou Premier card (me)
  • 50,000 ThankYou points via Citi ThankYou Premier card (wife)

A new grand total of 565,000 miles and points obtained

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How I am still using my Target REDcard to earn miles!

 

Hi guys and gals! I want to give an update on using the Target Preaid REDcard which I originally wrote about in October.  Many of you more active miles and points junkies probably already know that as of May 6th, 2015 it is no longer possible to load a Target Preaid REDcard using a credit card.  In fact over the past 24-48 hours I received emails confirming that fact from American Express and Target so that makes it “official”.  Here is the official wording from the email (in italics, bolding mine):

“We wanted to let you know that you will no longer be able to load your Target Prepaid REDCard® by American Express at Target stores with a Target GiftCard or a non-Target branded credit card. You can continue to load your card with cash or debit at Target stores.”

You can also add money to your Target Prepaid REDcard® by American Express online through direct deposit or transfer from your linked debit or bank account.”

I was able to take advantage of the prepaid RedCard for the full Continue reading