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Old Jun 6, 07, 9:12 am
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Largest MR Rewards Claim

Has anybody had a significant rewards claim beyond an international flight segment upgrade? Beyond 100,000 points. I have read lots about upgrades, but have never read on here about anybody getting a private jet membership voucher or plasma TV. Does anybody have an interesting points claim or amazing vacation paid entirely by points?

Come on Platinum and Centurion Card holders, you must have some stories about exotic rewards.
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Old Jun 6, 07, 9:33 am
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plenty of people on FT redeem for large numbers of RT F and J tickets. SQ is an example of being very easy to burn. someone recently said they just got 2 270K tickets.

private jet awards arent bad
by invitation only redemptions are becoming a lot more reasonable

paying for a vacation with the 1% cashback isnt the greatest use, even a lot of the retail stuff is better than that. even transferring to starwood is probably better in many instances.

there are also some really great deals for retail/events now too, i linked it somewhere recently. like by invitation only redemptions it was a case of the discounts increasing, not a new category etc being added.
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Old Jun 6, 07, 10:37 am
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Someone got a Mercedes ML-350 for under 1.1 Million MR points via Frontier's More Store Auction launch.
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Old Jun 6, 07, 10:40 am
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not bad, ~4 cents per point
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Old Jun 6, 07, 10:46 am
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Originally Posted by mikeinseattle View Post
Someone got a Mercedes ML-350 for under 1.1 Million MR points via Frontier's More Store Auction launch.
That is what I am talking about ^ There is somebody who knows how to use points.
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Old Jun 6, 07, 1:48 pm
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I hope someone will post if there's another good deal like the MB. I'm currently sitting on more than 1M MR points, waiting for the 25% transfer bonus to CO.
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Old Jun 6, 07, 2:35 pm
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Not necessarily the best bang for points, but definitely a lot of fun!

5 people first class Continental to Hawaii (peak season 2006) ( Delta & MR points, 375k)
2 upgraded rooms for 12 nights each, 24 nights total (Hilton & MR points, 700k)
Free car rental.

CES Show 2007 Vegas, room’s premium price.
14 tickets RR Southwest (224 credits, 336k MR points)
6 rooms 5 nights each, 30 nights total (SPG points, 240k points)

(listed may not be exact points, but you get the point)
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Old Jun 6, 07, 7:26 pm
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CO bonus wont be happening this year,
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Old Jun 7, 07, 4:50 am
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CO bonus wont be happening this year,
And it didn't happen last year either, which is why I have so many points.
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Old Jun 9, 07, 10:47 am
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CO bonus wont be happening this year,
May I ask how you know? and do you know when the next CO bonus will be?
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Old Jun 9, 07, 12:04 pm
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Originally Posted by climbermom View Post
I hope someone will post if there's another good deal like the MB. I'm currently sitting on more than 1M MR points, waiting for the 25% transfer bonus to CO.

Don't hold your breath. CO Insider stated over on the CO board that he doesn't expect the transfer bonus to happen this year.
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