Fourth Quarter Earning – End of Year

Just like the three preceding posts in this series (herehere, and here), let’s look at the points Nick and I earned and burned this quarter! While we traveled a bit this fall, we put away more miles and points than we spent by a long shot. Here’s how it went:

Earned:

Program Sam Nick
American Airlines AAdvantage 3,617 0
American Express Membership Rewards 37,150 0
Amtrak Guest Rewards 6,877 240
Chase Ultimate Rewards 461 ($4.61 cash back) 948 ($9.48 cash back)
Delta SkyMiles 35 0
Hilton HHonors 714 13,287
IHG Rewards 8,500 0
jetBlue TrueBlue 34,794 0
Starwood Preferred Guest 34 0
Virgin America eleVAte 1,500 0
TOTAL 93,682  14,475

In total, we earned 108,157 points! It was a much slower quarter than last quarter, that’s for sure! These points were earned from day-to-day spending, sign-up bonuses (American Express and jetBlue), and through shopping portals.

Burned:

Program Sam Nick
Amtrak Guest Rewards 7,671 0
Starwood Preferred Guest 3,513 0
TOTAL 11,184 0

In total, we used 11,184 points! Most of these points were used by me for an Amtrak redemption (read more here).


To recap, in 2016, we’ve earned 614,326 points and spent 518,359 points which means we ended the year with about 100,000 more points than we spent, which is going to be a great way to start our 2017!

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