Even in my most infantile state of being a points collector the word is getting out where I work and people are somewhat surreptitiously approaching me and asking me which credit card they should be getting to get miles. Although I have yet to cash in big on any awards I have reported some minor savings and helped one of my coworkers to at least save around $600 on 3 flights to Europe this summer(not much, I know). I really tried to convince her those UR points had better value but she was happy with the cash savings. Go figure. While I have not heard any derisive comments regarding my new found hobby I am sure some think I am off. There have been a few somewhat surprised looks when I tell them I am going to "a seminar" in April that is about points/miles. Overall my coworkers have been at least superficially supportive. Now to get my partner on board with a couple of cc applications of his own.