Points and Miles

Yesterday was a great success!

I made a post a little over a week ago talking about the American Airlines 75,000 Citi cards that I have.  I finally met the $4000 in spending earlier this month and yesterday was the day that the miles finally showed up. I’ve included a picture of my account so you can see that my miles increased significantly.

The reason that I show this picture isn’t to brag.  I simply want to show you that this is something that you really can do.  Before discovering this method of flying I was always spending lots of time looking for mistake fares or amazing deals.  All you have to do it take a  step and apply for one of the cards on our blog.  You might feel a little anxious at first but that will fade with your second and third application.  When you see the points rolling in your anxiety will fade and you will be wondering when the next big deal will come along.

I also met the spending requirements for the Capital One Venture card for which my wife and I both applied.  The short-term offer that the gave us was 110,000 points as long as we had over 100,000 frequent flier miles with one airline in particular.  Luckily we both had applied for the AAdvantage card and we both had over 100,000.  This means that we will both have $1,100 in spending from the Capital One card, each!  That means we could take our AAdvantage miles and fly to Europe and then take a European cruise with the Capital One points and we would have a vacation for very little to nothing out of our pocket.

All of this reminds me of a quote from Mark Twain.  He said, “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”  Don’t live your life wishing you could travel.  Just get started. It is easy.  Feel free to ask us questions and we’ll be more than happy to get you on the right path. Here is a link for a Delta Card that can give up to 25,000 SkyMiles, free checked bags, and no first year annual fee.

Remember that we always want you to remember the importance of your credit.  You want to make sure that you always pay your bills on time.  Make sure that you keep your longest open accounts to keep your credit score as high as possible so you never miss any of the good deals.  Then apply for the cards that are going to offer you points that can be saved and used for your next trip.

This is a great “Staple Card” that you can get started with.  You need to build your credit and make sure that you keep your longest open cards to prove that you do have a great length of credit history. This card has no annual fee and will give you $100 in spending for every $7500 spent.

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