Reason I ask is from my experience people tend to treat my enthusiasm for it like it is a borderline criminal activity. I am talking about people who are very similar to myself in lifestyle demographics who want no part of the "game". Then you have the case of my father-in-law, GS on UA from his last job. (may not be current but he did 2-3 International trips a month in full-fare premium cabins for 5 years) and currently Delta DM from his current job (~1 international premium every 1-2 months and 3+ domestic RT in business per month). The guy loves to travel in his limited free time but is clueless and indifferent on the miles/points front. I know more about the various loyalty programs he is part of than he does and he makes no effort to find the saver level awards for redemptions. He has only 2 Reward cards, (Delta Amex and UA MP Explorer) that he only uses to purchase flights, all other spend goes on debit card(s). Maybe he has the luxury of not needing to put forth the effort due to his high level business travel, but to me he could easily take advantage of his situation more. His employer offers to reimburse him for hotel stays(10-15 days a month) paid for with his own cards but they also gave him a company card. Guess which one he uses? "Because it is easier". I can't seem to emphasize to him enough the opportunity lost, but it falls on deaf ears.