Help with last 5 hits?

Old Nov 2, 11, 6:00 pm
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Help with last 5 hits?

Hi, I'm 31 hits in and was hoping for some suggestions for my final 5 hits.

Between card use, hotel point transfers, and Hertz car rentals, I have 12 hits. My other 19 are:
  • 1-800-Flowers
  • Audience Rewards
  • Biscoff
  • Bought 1,000 miles
  • Dining
  • Dividend Miles Shopping Mall
  • E-Miles
  • E-Rewards
  • ING ShareBuilder
  • Magazines for Miles
  • Network Solutions
  • Office Max
  • Perform 3 searches with Dividend Miles Toolbar
  • Skymall
  • SuperShuttle
  • Swap other miles into Dividend Miles at points.com
  • Thanks Again
  • Twitter sign promotion
  • Vinesse

Any ideas would be really helpful. Thanks!
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Old Nov 2, 11, 6:14 pm
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Originally Posted by rwalia99 View Post
Hi, I'm 31 hits in and was hoping for some suggestions for my final 5 hits.

Between card use, hotel point transfers, and Hertz car rentals, I have 12 hits. My other 19 are:
  • 1-800-Flowers
  • Audience Rewards
  • Biscoff
  • Bought 1,000 miles
  • Dining
  • Dividend Miles Shopping Mall
  • E-Miles
  • E-Rewards
  • ING ShareBuilder
  • Magazines for Miles
  • Network Solutions
  • Office Max
  • Perform 3 searches with Dividend Miles Toolbar
  • Skymall
  • SuperShuttle
  • Swap other miles into Dividend Miles at points.com
  • Thanks Again
  • Twitter sign promotion
  • Vinesse
Any ideas would be really helpful. Thanks!
*swap miles with another FTer who needs that hit
*Teleflora
*FTD
*take the significant other away for a night or two of hotel hopping
*take same or different significant other to a nice dinner at one or more SPG properties
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Old Nov 2, 11, 6:24 pm
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*Teleflora +1
*FTD +1

Verify that 1-800-Flowers actually posts. Our track record with them is that only 20% of the transactions posted. YMMV.
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Old Nov 2, 11, 7:32 pm
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Originally Posted by slocouple View Post
*swap miles with another FTer who needs that hit
*Teleflora
*FTD
*take the significant other away for a night or two of hotel hopping
*take same or different significant other to a nice dinner at one or more SPG properties
Does this count to have dinner at an SPG property? If so, that's good to know. Would love confirmation of this. I assume it's the same $100 minimum (pre-tax & gratuity).

Thanks!
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Old Nov 2, 11, 8:39 pm
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My recommendations:

TD AMERITRADE ($25 lost interest parking $2500 for 6 months - but essentially free if you count the value of the 5K bonus miles)
ShareBuilder ($10-15 cost to do a trade - but essentially free if you count the value of the 2.5K bonus miles)
US Share Miles ($20 if you split the cost with someone)
TrackItBack.com ($25)
FTD.com ($35)
Netflix ($50 - but you get something of value)
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Old Nov 2, 11, 8:58 pm
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Originally Posted by dado55 View Post
Does this count to have dinner at an SPG property? If so, that's good to know. Would love confirmation of this. I assume it's the same $100 minimum (pre-tax & gratuity).
If you're SPG Gold, I believe $67 will suffice (@ 3 points/$).

BTW, as we get into the last two weeks of GS, I'd like to encourage people not to start custom "what's the best end-game strategy for my individual situation?" threads. In Seinfeld terms, these are not spongeworthy topics; eschew clutter, and post in an existing thread, my friends.

Last edited by beltway; Nov 2, 11 at 9:07 pm
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Old Nov 2, 11, 9:25 pm
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Originally Posted by slocouple View Post
*take same or different significant other to a nice dinner
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Old Nov 2, 11, 10:38 pm
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Originally Posted by AlohaDaveKennedy View Post
*Teleflora +1
*FTD +1

Verify that 1-800-Flowers actually posts. Our track record with them is that only 20% of the transactions posted. YMMV.
To be fair, you are one of the few people having trouble. The rest can apparently understand that words in red = bad order/no hit.

Few people, save you, are having trouble with this vendor.

Originally Posted by HikerT View Post
My recommendations:

TD AMERITRADE ($25 lost interest parking $2500 for 6 months - but essentially free if you count the value of the 5K bonus miles)
ShareBuilder ($10-15 cost to do a trade - but essentially free if you count the value of the 2.5K bonus miles)
US Share Miles ($20 if you split the cost with someone)
TrackItBack.com ($25)
FTD.com ($35)
Netflix ($50 - but you get something of value)
Sharebuilder. NBG is at $0.50. 1 share will suffice for a total of $10.50 if purchased regularly (cheaper if on automatic tuesday trade)

Originally Posted by beltway View Post
If you're SPG Gold, I believe $67 will suffice (@ 3 points/$).

BTW, as we get into the last two weeks of GS, I'd like to encourage people not to start custom "what's the best end-game strategy for my individual situation?" threads. In Seinfeld terms, these are not spongeworthy topics; eschew clutter, and post in an existing thread, my friends.
Ah yes, spongeworthy. Love it.
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Old Nov 2, 11, 10:44 pm
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Originally Posted by dado55 View Post
Does this count to have dinner at an SPG property? If so, that's good to know. Would love confirmation of this. I assume it's the same $100 minimum (pre-tax & gratuity).

Thanks!
I did this a few times. It was fun. I can confirm that the minimum is $100 before tax & tips ($67 for gold & plat)

Please keep the receipt just in case you need it.
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Old Nov 4, 11, 10:32 am
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Originally Posted by rwalia99 View Post
Hi, I'm 31 hits in and was hoping for some suggestions for my final 5 hits.
[*]Swap other miles into Dividend Miles at points.com

Any ideas would be really helpful. Thanks!
PM me if you're interested. I also need another hit.
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Old Nov 4, 11, 10:44 am
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while you are in the range of 28-32 hits, you should have taken almost all the cheap shots, if you want keep your cost at minimum for the next 4 hits in order to reach 36, Rental car could be the option (Maximum 6 times). Most people should be able to get the car between $20-$30 a day
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Old Nov 4, 11, 11:18 am
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Originally Posted by kvs25 View Post
PM me if you're interested. I also need another hit.
sorry, I meant "swap miles with another FTer who needs that hit"
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