Q2 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 second quarter of 2017 looked like:


Program Sam Nick
Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan 30,031 0
American Airlines AAdvantage 107,700 850
American Express Membership Rewards 95,051 0
Amtrak Guest Rewards 1,326 1,203
Chase Ultimate Rewards 5,685 ($56.85 cash back) 10,821 ($108.21 cash back)
Delta Air Lines SkyMiles 10,554 565
Hilton Honors 146,553 143,212
jetBlue TrueBlue 208 0
TOTAL 397,107  156,651

In total, we earned 553,758 points! These points were earned from day-to-day spending, sign-up bonuses (Alaska Airlines, American Airlines x2, American Express, Hilton x2), referral bonuses (Chase and Delta), and through shopping portals.


Program Sam Nick
American Airlines AAdvantage 105,000 0
American Express Membership Rewards 115,000 0
Amtrak Guest Rewards 19,841 12,860
British Airways Avios 0 45,000
Chase Ultimate Rewards 0 14,698
Hilton Honors 125,000 147,000
jetBlue TrueBlue 9,360 0
TOTAL 374,201  219,558

In total, we used 593,751 points! Wowzer! That’s almost the amount we EARNED in total last year! These points were mainly used for our honeymoon (read about it here!) and weekend getaways to visit our families.

Overall, this quarter was spent roughly ~40,000 points more than what we earned, but that’s OK — the whole point of collecting points is spending them!


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