Monday, December 31, 2012

Taking Care of Business on 12/31/12

A few highlights from the last day of the year:
  • I'm glad to report a $150 Staples gift card from their Black Friday promo arrived in the mail
  • I've officially delved into the world of prepaid debit cards and joined the Flyertalk Netspend Conga for a free $39
  • I successfully purchased a $950 Reloadit card for 2x's points with my Chase MileagePlus Select VISA at Safeway! (Before this I haven't exactly had the best luck buying reloads with a credit card)
  • A beautiful new British Airways Chase VISA appeared in my mailbox after a recent 2 out of 3 App-O-Rama. I also got the Alaska Airlines card from BofA. Let the spending begin!
  • I signed up for both e-Rewards and e-Miles account using my Delta Skymiles number. (Why?)
  • I finally put together a little trip report from my Island Hopper stopover in Honolulu
  • Great timing! My United Airlines Premier Platinum kit also came today (with luggage tags and some unexpected drink vouchers!)
  • Last-minute blog update to tell you all about it!
I'm a Platinum!
 Stuff to look forward to in 2013:
  • Cashing out that $150 Staples gift card
  • Trying to make sense of the confusing realm prepaid/reloads and possibly blogging about it once I do
  • Credit card churning for "the rest of us" (rookies, the under-ambitious, and the stay-at-home mom/dad crowd who have perfect credit but still have a hard time getting approved sometimes- eff you Citibank)
  • Credit card spending for "the rest of us" (i.e. those who actually don't want to spend a lot but still need to meet sign-up bonuses)
  • Since Delta is no longer an e-Miles and e-Rewards partner in 2013, finding out what happens to the accounts I just signed up for using my Skymiles number (New sponsor opportunity? sympathy points?)
  • More trips, more miles, and more points! (and maybe a few more Mai Tais too!)
Thanks again for reading and I wish you all the best in the upcoming year! Happy 2013!

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