This is the quarterly post on how many points I collected in the previous quarter. This is NOT a brag and moan post. This was the impetus of this entire blog; so I could track how many miles and points I earn in a year. Some of you may do a lot less than this; some may do a lot more. Do what you feel is comfortable. Don’t overextend yourself just so you get similar numbers or whatnot. Remember cashback numbers are also gross, not net.
With so many MS avenues drying up, these days, I just try to stick to scalable opportunities because we’re all on borrowed time at this point. I had to offset the costs of these points by using cashback cards as well, but I’ve removed them from the post. I’ve definitely switched to cashback more these days; probably a 75%/25% split towards cash. I don’t resell anymore and don’t even bother to track portals anymore (if it works, great, if not, I’ll just move on.) It could be just my old age getting lazy. I’ve also excluded Amex Offers from this as well just because it’s tracked separately and I’m too lazy to add it up now. Will do that in the year end recap.