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How do you prefer to earn your rewards?

How do you prefer to earn your rewards?

Old Aug 2, 19, 1:30 pm
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How do you prefer to earn your rewards?

I wonder, how do you prefer to earn your rewards via Rewards Network - do you consolidate all your cards into a single program, or split them across multiple programs?

Currently, I have an AAdvantage Aviator Red World Elite MasterCard and a Wells Fargo Visa Signature. Since I also have Delta SkyMiles and United MileagePlus accounts, I associated the former with SkyMiles Dining and the latter with MileagePlus Dining to put more miles into those accounts, since I already earn AA miles with my MasterCard.
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Old Aug 2, 19, 1:45 pm
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I spread my cards over multiple airline accounts. I think that the only real uses for the dining miles is to keep my airlines alive and to round up those accounts to a useful balance. Else, I just credit the miles to the account that at the time gives me the most value for the flights I might use. Currently, for me, that would be Alaska and United Airlines.
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Old Aug 8, 19, 4:58 am
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After earning VIP status in each program each year, I usually focus on one program the rest of the year. Whenever there are special bonus promos I make sure to max out the miles earned and then switch back to my main program. I only save one or two current credit cards on line at once. I use old, expired CCs as place holders for other dining programs.
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Old Nov 9, 19, 2:06 pm
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No sooner did I sign up for United's program when they announced their points now never expire. Not really that interested in elite status with American, once a year transaction to keep points alive. Delta and Alaska kinda similar.

I'm more likely to use them with hotel programs. Marriott's earning based on Bonvoy status, so number of dines irrelevant. IHG probably the highest priority as I stay with them less than I used to so topping off miles at 8x makes a difference, Hilton 8x would be a priority next year as well.

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Old Jan 12, 20, 8:05 am
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I split them across multiple programs.
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Old Jan 12, 20, 3:05 pm
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Oops,My bad,

Last edited by pgary; Jan 12, 20 at 3:10 pm Reason: I didn't understand the question. Getting older...
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