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It’s been a crazy busy week around here (thanks for hanging in there with me!), so to bring in the weekend it seems logical to talk about the craziest things you have done for miles and give away some free United drink certificates at the same time.
Most of what many of us do for miles these days may seem normal to us, but is really viewed as a bit bizarre to the average observer. For example, using different credit cards for different types or purchases, applying for multiple new credit cards a year, buying gift cards on a regular basis just for yourself, and shopping for everything including toilet paper online through a shopping portal, can seem strange if you don’t understand the how’s and why’s of it all.
I’ve heard stories of folks who “dumpster dove” for miles from Wendy’s cups or employed people to fly for them solely to earn miles, but I can’t say I’ve ever gone that far! However, I have done a few different things here and there. I have flown to an airport just to turn right back around and fly home to earn miles. I’ve rented cars and not driven them and bought tins of cookies I had never heard of because of very lucrative promotions…oh Grand Slam, I miss you. I have lined up with hundreds of folks for free Spirit Airlines miles. I have even gotten miles from a mortgage long ago, not in the same manner as the promo shown below, but you get the idea…and of course, I have to say don’t overpay to earn miles.
Share with me your craziest story about earning miles by 11:59PM on Sunday September 7th (and it’s totally okay if it isn’t crazy by mileage addict standards), and I’ll pick three stories at random to mail some United drink vouchers out.