Similar to the other member here http://milepoint.com/forums/threads/need-advice-on-10k-mileage-run.48548/ I am based in DEN and am wondering about status for '13. I'm at 80,060 and 67 segments ytd. I have 5 trips planned through year end, but they will total only 6868 eqm. 4 are work so I'm not directly paying and one is personal. The personal will be to SFO or FAT or OAK or SMF. As I see it I can do one of the following: 1. Pay for the 4, use miles on personal and be happy with plat. 2. Pay for all of them, accrue more miles to use down the road (I don't need more miles). 3. Pay the 10cpm for the triple mileage (forgot what the technical term is) each flight and barely achieve 1k (100,664). 4. Pay for all of my trips and do a mileage run which still leaves me short ~13k short. 5. Integrate a mr in my personal travel to SFO. It's over Thanksgiving so maybe I can mr to SFO like DEN-FRA-SFO and direct back to DEN. If I do this it will be 28cpm and will still only get me 11k additional miles which leaves me at 96k at year end. Also noteworthy is that I have $400 credit from a vdb that expires in Dec. I can also use that to pay for a European trip in early '13. What would you all recommend? 1-5 or other? And as always, thank you in advance.