We collected over 2 MILLION miles & points in just 1 year!

by | Sep 16, 2017

When we were featured on Million Mile Secrets in their “Inspirations” section, we received some recurring questions (and criticism) from readers who visited our blog through the MMS feature. We appreciate both positive and negative comments, because they both signify interest. 😉

We are going to address each and every single one of the questions (and criticism) in our future posts!

We revealed that we collectively have around 2 million miles and points, so today’s short post will try to satisfy the curiosity of the voyeuristic points collectors who wanted to know the breakdown of where they are all stashed. I actually LOVE reading other bloggers who reveal their numbers, so it was really fun for me to tally everything up for this post.

Credit Card Points

Chase Ultimate Rewards Points

466,273

AMEX Membership Rewards Points

431,631

SPG Starpoints

289,212

Barclaycard Arrival Plus Miles

53,000

Citi Thankyou Points

108,000

Airline Miles

American Airlines AAdvantage Miles

280,721

Southwest Points

225,963

United MileagePlus Miles

23,224

Hotel Points

Marriott Rewards Points

83,000

Club Carlson Points

97,734

IHG Hotel Points

190,076

Hilton Hhonors Points

251,495

Wyndham Rewards Points

48,940

Grand Total

2,549,269

We used some of our stash along the way to book hotels and flights for our travels (like our weekend getaway to New Orleans), so the total we currently have at the time of writing this post is around 2,201,306 points and miles.

I kind of wish there was a way to Scrooge McDuck our way around a vault full of miles and points! We’ve finally become millionaires (of a sort)! 😉

In our future posts, we will dive into the nitty gritty details of just exactly how we were able to collect so many miles and points in such a short amount of time… without dabbling in risky manufactured spending (MS) that goes against the credit card companies’ terms and conditions.

MS refers to spending money with your credit card to earn points/miles and then getting the money back as cash. For example; buying a lot of gift cards and reselling them counts as a risky way to MS. Companies like American Express are known for cancelling accounts and clawing back points from people who overdo things like this.

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With Love,

Army + Ryan