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Data Points & Experiments

Using Our Remaining US Bank Altitude Reserve Travel Credit on a Gift Card – and Double Dipping Real-Time Rewards to Boot
Using Our Remaining US Bank Altitude Reserve Travel Credit on a Gift Card – and Double Dipping Real-Time Rewards to Boot

Using Our Remaining US Bank Altitude Reserve Travel Credit on a Gift Card – and Double Dipping Real-Time Rewards to Boot

Introduction Like many people in our current movement-restricted world, we’ve had a challenge using some of the travel credits that come as benefits of certain credit cards we hold. Recently, we had a successful experience using the remaining travel credit…

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Setting Up a ThankYou Points Experiment (and Converting My Last Citi AA Platinum Card)
Setting Up a ThankYou Points Experiment (and Converting My Last Citi AA Platinum Card)

Setting Up a ThankYou Points Experiment (and Converting My Last Citi AA Platinum Card)

Introduction & Background For many months, we’ve wanted to conduct a Citi ThankYou Points (TYPs) experiment to determine whether it would be possible for a single person to get the 10,000-TYP rebate from the Citi Rewards+ card twice per year.…

Small Wins: Amex Offer for QT Works for Gas Purchases If You Pay In-Store – Get at Least 50% Off!
Small Wins: Amex Offer for QT Works for Gas Purchases If You Pay In-Store – Get at Least 50% Off!

Small Wins: Amex Offer for QT Works for Gas Purchases If You Pay In-Store – Get at Least 50% Off!

Sometimes the small wins bring us a lot of joy. Last week, Amex released a new Amex Offer for QuikTrip (QT) convenience stores. The basic terms are that if you spend at least $10 in-store at a QT store on…

Is Marriott Bonvoy Offering Reduced Requalification Thresholds for Elite Members?
Is Marriott Bonvoy Offering Reduced Requalification Thresholds for Elite Members?

Is Marriott Bonvoy Offering Reduced Requalification Thresholds for Elite Members?

Introduction Here’s an interesting question that I don’t believe I’ve seen addressed by any other points-and-miles blogs – Is Marriott Bonvoy offering reduced requalification thresholds for elite members? Our own situation suggests that this might be the case, and we’re…

A Good – but Ironic – Result from AA Customer Relations
A Good – but Ironic – Result from AA Customer Relations

A Good – but Ironic – Result from AA Customer Relations

Introduction Regular readers of Middle Age Miles know that my AAdvantage account is currently locked despite no violations of program terms, causing much frustration and consternation: Middle Age Miles: Locked by AA – My Data Point with Details & Thoughts…

Locked by AA – My Data Point with Details & Thoughts
Locked by AA – My Data Point with Details & Thoughts

Locked by AA – My Data Point with Details & Thoughts

Introduction I’ve been thinking about this article and how to frame it for some time. It’s been one of the most controversial and anger-filled topics that I’ve seen on points-and-miles blogs and forums in my years of following closely. Ultimately,…

Great Deals on Travel GCs at BJs.com Today – Delta, Southwest, Uber, Hotels.com
Great Deals on Travel GCs at BJs.com Today – Delta, Southwest, Uber, Hotels.com

Great Deals on Travel GCs at BJs.com Today – Delta, Southwest, Uber, Hotels.com

BJ’s Wholesale Club (bjs.com) has a terrific sale on some travel gift cards at the moment. We don’t see an expiration date on these deals, so we highly suggest that you jump on them today if you’re interested. Here are…

How About a 9x Transferable Points Play for Amazon Purchases?
How About a 9x Transferable Points Play for Amazon Purchases?

How About a 9x Transferable Points Play for Amazon Purchases?

Introduction We love concocting and performing various points-earning experiments – sometimes for real and sometimes just for thought. Here’s a stacking strategy that we actually executed earlier this afternoon, and we wanted to do a quick post as we head…

Using the BJ’s Chase Offer to Purchase Visa GCs
Using the BJ’s Chase Offer to Purchase Visa GCs

Using the BJ’s Chase Offer to Purchase Visa GCs

Introduction A few weeks ago, Chase introduced Chase Offers on its small business credit cards. We received several Offers on our Chase business cards, including Offers for FedEx, Samsung, Enterprise, HP, Microsoft and Norton. One Chase Offer that caught our…

Our Experience with the GiftCards.com Columbus Day Promotion
Our Experience with the GiftCards.com Columbus Day Promotion

Our Experience with the GiftCards.com Columbus Day Promotion

Introduction At Middle Age Miles, one of the things we like to do is experiment with various methods to earn more points and miles, and report back to our readers, in hopes that the information we share will help you…