Maybe I am addicted to getting hits for the US Airways Grand Slam 2011. I went from being happy with 10,000 bonus points to now thinking it is possible to get 100,000. Three more hits have now posted to my Dividend miles account, both my Marriott and Starwood transfer of points and 1800flowers.com purchase. That makes 5 hits that have already posted to my US Airways account.
So what happened next, I start dreaming about getting car rentals in NYC for an hour at a time. We will be in NYC celebrating my son’s new job at the end of the month. Do I have time to rent a car each day and not ruin our fun? Do I really want to drive a car in NYC? Should both my husband and I each rent our own cars, so both of us get hits at the same time?
Here is what I decided for my next hits:
Hit #20 – Thanks Again – Purchased a restaurant.com certificate for $1.50 that I plan to use at a restaurant in Albuquerque this week for fish tacos for lunch. Yum! I used the promo code “DATE” for 70% off good through I believe this Thursday. If you have not done this in the past, you need both a Thanks Again account and a restaurant.com account and you must use the credit card registered with Thanks Again to make your purchase at restaurant.com. Start at Thanks Again and sign in, then click through to restaurant.com. You will need to sign into restaurant.com before you complete your purchase.
Hit #21 – Flowers for my birthday next month. My husband ordered them from Teleflora and used my Dividend miles number. Here is the link for the Grand Slam promotion. Teleflora It even says, “earn 1 HIT PLUS earn 25 miles per dollar spent!” So I get to enjoy flowers for my birthday, 750 miles and one Grand Slam hit. One happy birthday for me!
Hit #22 – Budget car rental in Albuquerque.
Hits #23 -26 – 4 of my 6 Hotel Stays
Two separate one night stays at the Sheraton Albuquerque. We need to earn 200 miles per stay to qualify for each hit. My rate of $89 per night including breakfast will give me enough points per stay for two hits since I am a platinum member earning 3 miles per dollar. Here is the link to change your earnings from Starwood points to miles. Starwood Miles
Hilton Santa Fe at Buffalo Thunder great prepaid rate of $68 with tax it comes to $76.16. If you have a Hilton stay before next month and have not yet register for their current promotion. Sign up to earn double miles. Here is the link to my blog post about this promotion. Hilton Promotion Make sure your My Way choice is for points and fixed miles and you will receive 1,000 US Airways miles for stays at Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, DoubleTree, Waldorf, Conrad and Embassy Suites through the end of the month and of course a hit with each stay. There is a long of hotels excluded from this promotion.
In NYC we are staying at the Westin for one night on cash and points stay for $90 plus 4800 points. I will earn miles on the cash part of my stay, enough points for me to earn another hit.
Hit #28 – Best Western Hotel Transfer
From their website, “Can I purchase Best Western Rewards® Points?
Yes. Best Western Rewards® members may purchase 1,000 points for $10 (maximum of 10,000 points per transaction). To process your request, please email our Customer Service team today.” Here is the link Customer Service .
I want to buy 5,000 points and then transfer those points to 1,000 US Airways miles for a hit. A person actually calls you to place your order to purchase points. I am waiting for my call. Here is the link to transfer the Best Western points to miles. Transfer Points Transfer 5,000 points to 1,000 US Airways miles -$50.
Hits #29-31 Three Hertz hourly car rentals in NYC. From my hotel in NYC I plan to walk and rent a car each day for the three days I will be in NYC. My plan is to book these rentals in the next day or so. Any suggestions?
Hit #32 – Buy US Airways Miles I am waiting for a new bonus before I get this hit.
Hit #33 – Share US Airways Miles My husband will share his miles with me and we will both get a hit. Again, I am waiting for a new bonus before we get these hits.
Hit #34 – Hotel stay in Dallas at the Element hotel $99 rate, enough Starwood miles for a hit.
Hit #35 – Alamo car rental in Maui next month
Hit #36 – Hotel stay two night stay at the Holiday Inn in Chicago for the Chicago Seminar Do for my sixth hotel stay. Hope to see some of you there. If you are interested in registering here is the link. Register Now
I will have spent approximately $300 plus the three car rentals in NYC that I would not have ordinarily spent for 100,000 bonus miles. It takes time, but it gives me more to blog about and I enjoy getting each and every hit. Hope you are enjoying it too.