I feel the need, the need for a 2014 Grandslam, come on US air :(

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  1. daninstl

    daninstl Gold Member

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    I was just thinking back about how much fun it was to do the US Airways Grandslams. Like a points scavenger hunt. It should go down in miles/points history as one of the best promos ever.

    It reminds me of the old movie The Gumball Rally about folks that hold an underground race across the USA. They only know when the race will organize when they get a telegram or phone call that just says "Gumball".

    Remember the fun we had. Like the car rentals maybe you didn't need or whatever. I bought a $4 dog leash from Skymall I think. One of my favorites was the Supershuttle booking from DFW to Hyatt DFW that I didn't use.

    Sorry I know this post is of little value. Just daydreaming. What are some of your favorite memories or "hits" of the Granslam?
     
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    before my time, but sounds interesting. :)
     
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    I still have the plonk, err wine, from the last Grand Slam
     
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    I miss the biscoff spread, annies cookes & 9v batteries.
     
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    The program is now run by AA (Suzanne Rubin?? ) As far I can remember AA last run one of those type promos for their 25th anniversary which was what 5 or 6 years ago???

    With the current changeover and aligning of programs I think the chance of that ever happening anytime soon is between zero and zilch.:)
    Advantage reps don't/wont have much time to be fielding a ton of calls explaining what is eligible and what's not
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    Like the rabbit said "aint gonna happen folks":)
     
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    I know, I know. Your just a dream killer aren't you :)
    No more Biscoff's, no more rouge FTD teddy bears for the wife, no more $2 skymall purchases or fake Supershuttle runs, No more buying and gifting tiny amounts of miles or, or, or....
     
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    It hasn't happened for several years, don't know why they'd suddenly bring it back now.
     
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    I think I got a bunch of bags of rubber bands from Office Depot I think.

    And I got real friendly with the local Hertz manager and did a ton of phantom car rentals with them.

    Those were the days.
     
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    Sadly they won't but I can dream can't I. I still remember finding that box of cereal years ago at the grocery store that had American Airlines coupons on the back. Sadly I missed the "pudding" deal though.
     
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    Oh man, don't remind me about the coupons. I tend to do things in piles and had a stack of them....sadly, I found the stack one day unpacking, long after the promotion was over! :(
     
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    With today being 3-25-15 and apparently about the last day to get award travel through US Airways....I think the odds of a 2015 Grandslam are even more slim than my 2014 wish :)
     

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