Q1 2017 – Earn, Baby, Earn

While I write much more frequently over at Points With a Crew now, I still want to publish how much Nick and I have earned, points-wise. For me, it’s a fun thing to keep track of, hence why I keep doing it.

Here’s what the first quarter of 2017 looked like:


Program Sam Nick
Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan 52,248 0
American Airlines AAdvantage 63,505 0
American Express Membership Rewards 16,105 0
Amtrak Guest Rewards 33,394 32,706
Chase Ultimate Rewards 0 367 ($3.67 cash back)
Hilton Honors 6,204 11,385
jetBlue TrueBlue 800 0
TOTAL 172,256  44,458

In total, we earned 216,714 points! These points were earned from day-to-day spending, sign-up bonuses (Amtrak x2, American Airlines), points promotions (Alaska) and through shopping portals.


Program Sam Nick
Amtrak Guest Rewards 16,845 2,097
Virgin America eleVAte 31,751 0
TOTAL 48,596  2,097

In total, we used 50,693 points! These points were mainly used for weekend getaways to visit our families on Amtrak, however, I did convert my Virgin America points to Alaska miles, at a rate of 1:1.3. If you remember, those were the miles I transferred from SPG in order to earn 50,000 jetBlue miles.


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