What's the next big (generic) miles/points hoarding opportunity?

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  1. viguera
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    viguera Gold Member

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    I know I can't be the only one sitting here wondering when "The Next Big Thing" is gonna start... it's like crack, I know some of you are addicted too... :)

    I'm cursing US Airways under my breath hoping for another Hop, Skip & Jump... maybe wishing Discover America would hurry up and have another crazy hotel point sale and salivating at the prospect of thousands (hundreds of thousands?) of points converted into miles with the next 25-50-100% transfer bonus offer from whomever...

    But seriously speaking... knowing where AA is now and what they're currently doing -- and their somewhat lackluster "30 Days" promo last year -- and the recent shopping portal fiascoes and other problematic promos, does anybody actually anticipate anything major from any other carrier, other than US?
     
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    I think the awesome promos we get that net huge bonuses for people are cyclical. They come along legitimately every so often and no one knows what it will be. I think it would be naive to expect another US Mint or for AA to just give away millions of miles.

    Im just as eager as you but I wouldn't sit around waiting for a pudding promo. Develop a good strategy and start working.
     
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  3. Toula
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    I also wonder if it is a lull before the storm. Things seem to have been quite lacklustre points wise for some time in our household. We only did 3 cc each in 2011 and will probably only do the same again this year. None of the hotel chains had a promotion that made us get out of our own beds for an extra night in 2011. The only real buzz seemed to be US Airways Grand Slam but I even got tired of the hard work involved in that after a very short time.
     
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  4. deant
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    There have been hints of another Capital One promotion but no verification.
     
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    Where have you read or heard of these hints you mention?
     
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    I had read somewhere ... here or tobb about someone chatting up a capital one rep and getting told about their match your miles promotion returning. That was the only rumor i heard.
     
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    I was wondering the same thing last fall, then AA's TEQM hit, EXCELLENT promo for those who could take advantage of it as one also realized DRDMs as well. I'm sure like you, I'll start to wonder again.
    thankfully, gov is broke !!
     
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    Thanks for the link.
     
  10. miles and smiles
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    The next BIG opportunity will be............

    a total surprise ;)
     
  11. Sweet Willie
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    miles and smiles should now be named miles and smiles and teasing or miles and smiles with some teasing thrown in:)
     
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    What fun would it be if we already knew what the next big mileage earning opportunity would be? Milepoint would degenerate into a bulletin board with nothing but off topic threads.
    Oh wait, that has already happened.
    OMG, could it be that the answer to viguera's quest is buried away in the counting backwards thread?
    Or may be it's in the music association thread?
     
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