I'm trying to plan/map out my CC churn for next year (yes I am an over planner). 2011 was my first attempt at applying for credit cards to earn miles/points. I applied for only 3 cards and was approved for all three. My plan for next year is to apply for 9 cards spread out over the next year and apply for 2 - 4 cards every 90-120 days. My credit rating is excellent and at the end of the year this will net me 180,000 AA miles and 350,000 hilton points, assuming I am approved for all the cards. Is 9 cards too much or is that par for course for you more experience churners?