Even though I’ve only just started the Miles & Points game, I have tried to make the most of the system while only getting what I can meet without going out of my way to meet the minimum spending requirements. The most important aspect of getting travel credit cards for their bonus’s is first, being able to meet the minimum spending requirement without having to force yourself to get it. If this means that you can only get a couple of cards a year than that is all you can get. “Don’t ever signup for cards that you cannot meet with your monthly expenses!” If you cannot pay off the complete balance on your card than going through the hurdles of getting the miles will not pay off in the end, if you have to pay all of the money you just made back in interest.
On a side note this is my years collection!
BarclayCard Arrival Plus World Elite MasterCard®- 40,000 Miles + 6,000 after meeting the spending requirement with the help of 2 miles per dollar on all purchases and 10% back when you redeem for travel/
Citi® Platinum Select® / AAdvantage® World MasterCard® – 50,000 Miles
United MileagePlus® Explorer Card- 50,000 Miles + 5,000 for adding an authorized user.
Gold Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express- 50,000 Miles
I will hopefully maybe squeeze another card or two in before the end of the year depending on how good the signup bonus’s are.
What are the Cards you have gotten this year?