In Lieu of Flowers, Please Send Miles

In Lieu of Flowers, Please Send Miles

We never cease to be amazed at the creative ways mileage junkies fuel their habit. From the Washington Post comes this gem:

“After her father’s death, Leesa Weiss was in a Rockville funeral home putting together the final arrangements when she noticed a placard indicating that the place accepted credit cards.

“The placard got her thinking. Here she was, wrestling with the death of a parent, planning the service and calculating the funeral tab of about $9,000. Why not charge it all to her US Airways Visa card and get a few extra frequent flyer miles?

“‘My father would get a kick out of this,’ said Weiss, a North Bethesda lawyer. ‘For what we were spending on the credit card, I thought I might as well get something out of it.'”

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