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Last week I asked you to share the craziest stuff you have done for miles and points via a quick giveaway with the prize being a couple of United beverage vouchers that came to me via my 1K packet last year. I’m not much of an on-board drinker, so I’d much rather get them into your hands than have them sit in my house!
I loved reading all the stories, and the three randomly selected winners of two United beverage vouchers each are….
#8 Nancy: Where to start…bags of Bic razors (so long ago don’t remember the promo, but way before “Pudding” guy’s antics), jars of p-nut butter for companion AA tkts., flying 8 segment days strictly for miles, $1 coins, buying bags of cups from Wendys, opening IRAs for AA miles, Amex cards for kids so they received 3x miles on Delta, Healthy Choice out the gazoo, checking into hotels we never stayed in, renting cars to drive around the block and then return, flying to Hawaii for less than 4 hours, need I go further? Every one was well worth the wonderful travel experiences they provided!
#10 Broc: I don’t know if this is a crazy thing, or just something I stumbled upon on accident. If you are a shopper at Sam’s Club, you are pretty much stuck with using the Club credit card or your own choice of MasterCard. Visa and Amex not accepted at the register. However, those cards are accepted at the Walmart courtesy desk to buy and reload a Walmart gift card. That gift card, in turn, is honored at Sam’s Club. So, if you want to build your SPG point balance, you can use an SPG Amex to shop at Sam’s Club, just one step removed.
#17 Ali: We’ve only started all this pretty recently, but signing up for twenty-six cards in two months seems pretty insane to most people we know.
Coincidentally enough. all of those seem like pretty great stories to me! Most of us earn miles and points to travel to places and in ways we otherwise couldn’t, but that doesn’t mean that the earning part can’t be pretty fun, too. Thanks for sharing your “earning” stories with me, and hope the free drinks certs make the “burning” part a little extra fun for those times you are sitting in coach on United!
If you won, email me your name and mailing address to mommypoints at mommypoints.com and we’ll get the drink vouchers mailed out to you. Assuming you are 21 or up, of course.