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Re: My 1yr of DDF!!
« Reply #105 on: October 07, 2015, 12:16:23 AM »
Happy 2nd year anniversary to me!

CANNOT BELIEVE another year has gone by. Wow. Re-reading last year's post, and the most ironic part might have been how I thought my involvement here would go down because I started working, hehe...

Year 2 vs. Year 1 in numbers:
27 new CCs vs. 33 new CCs
~1.5M points vs. ~1.5M points - incredible how, without realizing, I earned just about the exact same amount of points as last year.

Got in 3 trips to DEN to the in laws, a 3 day vacation in magical Orlando, and a week in paradisical Kauai at the GORGEOUS Grand Hyatt Kauai - all on miles and points. Off days at work really put a limit to our traveling compared to last year ;) but we still were able to get away for a nice amount of time b"h.

Finally had the honor to meet Dan as well as countless other DDFers at more DOs than I can remember and even spent Shabbos at a DDFer's home.

Something that really hit home with me this year was - and I hope this doesn't come off in a haughty way - how little I know. While I might seem like a "real expert" to my friends and family, out here on the forums, you don't realize how much people know until you get to know them a little more personally, especially in the world of MS. Some guys here just make my jaw drop. I realized, though, that everyone needs to find the DDF level that works best for them and keeping this going at a simple, steady level seems to be best for me.

If any newbies read this, I'd give one bit of advice for getting started: don't be overwhelmed by the information here. The learning curve is great, but once you're past it, it's pretty easy to keep yourself at a comfortable and consistent level.

To the best hobby ever!
@Yehuda
Unbelievable! I know I am not in the same league as most here but this year has been better than last year.
I just found a new supply of forks!

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Re: My 1yr of DDF!!
« Reply #106 on: October 07, 2015, 12:21:43 AM »
I know I am not in the same league as most here
thats for sure  ;)

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Re: My 1yr of DDF!!
« Reply #107 on: October 07, 2015, 12:24:30 AM »
thats for sure  ;)
I did just do my first 3bm for points so I am learning.
I just found a new supply of forks!

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Re: My 1yr of DDF!!
« Reply #108 on: October 07, 2015, 12:25:33 AM »
I did just do my first 3bm for points so I am learning.
Points?!?!?
Who do you think you are fooling? You think you are going to pull a quick one on your Creator? Good luck with that.
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Re: My 1yr of DDF!!
« Reply #109 on: October 07, 2015, 12:36:07 AM »
I just found a new supply of forks!

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Re: My 1yr of DDF!!
« Reply #110 on: October 07, 2015, 12:48:48 AM »
I did just do my first 3bm for points so I am learning.
You should also look into cb cards. Some people make money off them

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Re: My 1yr of DDF!!
« Reply #111 on: October 07, 2015, 07:40:01 AM »
Happy 2nd year anniversary to me!

CANNOT BELIEVE another year has gone by. Wow. Re-reading last year's post, and the most ironic part might have been how I thought my involvement here would go down because I started working, hehe...

Year 2 vs. Year 1 in numbers:
27 new CCs vs. 33 new CCs
~1.5M points vs. ~1.5M points - incredible how, without realizing, I earned just about the exact same amount of points as last year.

Got in 3 trips to DEN to the in laws, a 3 day vacation in magical Orlando, and a week in paradisical Kauai at the GORGEOUS Grand Hyatt Kauai - all on miles and points. Off days at work really put a limit to our traveling compared to last year ;) but we still were able to get away for a nice amount of time b"h.

Finally had the honor to meet Dan as well as countless other DDFers at more DOs than I can remember and even spent Shabbos at a DDFer's home.

Something that really hit home with me this year was - and I hope this doesn't come off in a haughty way - how little I know. While I might seem like a "real expert" to my friends and family, out here on the forums, you don't realize how much people know until you get to know them a little more personally, especially in the world of MS. Some guys here just make my jaw drop. I realized, though, that everyone needs to find the DDF level that works best for them and keeping this going at a simple, steady level seems to be best for me.

If any newbies read this, I'd give one bit of advice for getting started: don't be overwhelmed by the information here. The learning curve is great, but once you're past it, it's pretty easy to keep yourself at a comfortable and consistent level.

To the best hobby ever!
@Yehuda
Here's to many more!

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Re: My 1yr of DDF!!
« Reply #112 on: October 07, 2015, 10:09:30 AM »
Here's to many more!
Thanks!

And thanks for all the sarcasm, Chaim.  ::)

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Re: My 1yr of DDF!!
« Reply #113 on: October 07, 2015, 10:15:17 AM »
Thanks!

And thanks for all the sarcasm, Chaim.  ::)
I dont think hes being sarcastic.

On another note, Congrats!
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Re: My 1yr of DDF!!
« Reply #114 on: October 07, 2015, 10:22:42 AM »
Congrats @Yehuda

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Re: My 1yr of DDF!!
« Reply #115 on: October 07, 2015, 10:41:44 AM »
Congratulations! Thanks for all you add to the forum experience!

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Re: My 1yr of DDF!!
« Reply #116 on: October 07, 2015, 11:27:08 AM »
Happy 2nd year anniversary to me!

CANNOT BELIEVE another year has gone by. Wow. Re-reading last year's post, and the most ironic part might have been how I thought my involvement here would go down because I started working, hehe...

Year 2 vs. Year 1 in numbers:
27 new CCs vs. 33 new CCs
~1.5M points vs. ~1.5M points - incredible how, without realizing, I earned just about the exact same amount of points as last year.

@Yehuda
how did you get to that which cards ?

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Re: My 1yr of DDF!!
« Reply #117 on: October 07, 2015, 12:17:40 PM »
I dont think hes being sarcastic.
I wasn't being sarcastic and you did a great job.
I just found a new supply of forks!

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Re: My 1yr of DDF!!
« Reply #118 on: October 07, 2015, 12:58:01 PM »
Wow! I've been here a while and barely earned 1M... Although I only have 1 ss to use

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Re: My 1yr of DDF!!
« Reply #119 on: October 07, 2015, 03:20:53 PM »
I dont think hes being sarcastic.

On another note, Congrats!

Congrats @Yehuda

Congratulations! Thanks for all you add to the forum experience!

Thanks all!

how did you get to that which cards ?

Most of the popular travel cards out there. And those numbers include the same cards for my wife. As well as having some cards more than once.

I wasn't being sarcastic and you did a great job.

Ah, sorry I misread that. Thanks!

Wow! I've been here a while and barely earned 1M... Although I only have 1 ss to use

Iy"h to another SSN soon! ;D