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Old Nov 4, 18, 1:41 pm
Moderator: Le Club Accorhotels, FlyerTalk Evangelist
Join Date: May 2009
Location: FRA / YEG
Programs: AC Super Elite, Radisson Platinum, Accor Platinum
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Earning ~40k AQM for <$5000 is entirely possible (even $3500 is quite doable).

But as other members have mentioned, it may make sense to look at the value proposition rationally:

- what's the added value of miles earnt (assuming you usually choose the bonus miles in bundle 1) from having SE status vs. E50K/E75K status?
- what's the value of IKK to you?
- what's the value of no YQ on AC awards?
- what's the value of e-upgrades?
- what's the value of other benefits such as concierge service etc.?

Especially when booking awards over the holidays for a family of four every year, spending >$3k on a MR could indeed be a good investment.
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