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Re: My 1yr of DDF!!
« Reply #60 on: August 20, 2014, 10:54:59 AM »
CB only is on actual spending. 30 million would include sign up bonuses, which weren't even a thought for me up until a year ago.
did you do this full time?
It cost money also to get gift cards as well as AF etc, so you didnt net over 30k did you?
How often did you do AOR?

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Re: My 1yr of DDF!!
« Reply #61 on: October 06, 2014, 07:20:51 AM »
Happy 1 year anniversary to me!

A year in which I learned an incredible amount of knowledge from understanding the basics of credit scores to the intricacies of a OneWorld Explorer Award.

Between myself and my wife (and 1 card under my mom's name), I opened 32 cards and collected 1.5 million points. It was mind-boggling adding that number up the other day.

I went on a 6 1/2 week honeymoon through Israel and Europe, visiting 10 countries, taking 12 flights (11 in business) on 19 legs for $1200 a person and stayed at free hotels for 33 nights in a row. Thirty-freakin-three.

We enjoyed 9 free RT tickets NYC-DEN (my in laws) on SW and a couple more short-hauls thanks to Avios. Obviously, getting married to an OOTer this year meant I would start flying more, but I have never flown close to this much in my entire life.

I never imagined I would see the Colosseum or Stonehenge. Never thought I would have the Eiffel Tower in my skyline for 5 nights while staying at a $1000/night hotel. I know I owe you all plenty of TRs still, but for now, I'll just say thanks. Thanks to Dan for putting this place together and keeping it going and thanks to everyone here who has answered my questions and helped along the way. It's coincidental that on my 1 year anniversary, I'm actually starting my job. Not sure I could have done this if I actually had a job this past year. :P I expect my frequency here to die down a bit (at least during work hours), but I hope to get in many NYC lunch DOs.

To an even more spectacular year ahead!
@Yehuda
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Re: My 1yr of DDF!!
« Reply #62 on: October 06, 2014, 08:46:44 AM »
MT, wow, it's hard to believe that it has only been a year. It felt like you have been planning your honeymoon for decades. :D
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Re: My 1yr of DDF!!
« Reply #63 on: October 06, 2014, 08:55:45 AM »
Happy 1 year anniversary to me!
Mazal Tov! And I thought I did well!! 😀

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Re: My 1yr of DDF!!
« Reply #64 on: October 06, 2014, 10:05:51 AM »
MT, wow, it's hard to believe that it has only been a year. It felt like you have been planning your honeymoon for decades. :D
Ha thanks, yeah I definitely put a biiit too much into the planing ;)

Mazal Tov! And I thought I did well!! 😀
Thanks! Well, I think you're numbers speak for themselves :)

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Re: My 1yr of DDF!!
« Reply #65 on: October 06, 2014, 04:43:04 PM »
Happy 1 year anniversary to me!

A year in which I learned an incredible amount of knowledge from understanding the basics of credit scores to the intricacies of a OneWorld Explorer Award.

Between myself and my wife (and 1 card under my mom's name), I opened 32 cards and collected 1.5 million points. It was mind-boggling adding that number up the other day.

I went on a 6 1/2 week honeymoon through Israel and Europe, visiting 10 countries, taking 12 flights (11 in business) on 19 legs for $1200 a person and stayed at free hotels for 33 nights in a row. Thirty-freakin-three.

We enjoyed 9 free RT tickets NYC-DEN (my in laws) on SW and a couple more short-hauls thanks to Avios. Obviously, getting married to an OOTer this year meant I would start flying more, but I have never flown close to this much in my entire life.

I never imagined I would see the Colosseum or Stonehenge. Never thought I would have the Eiffel Tower in my skyline for 5 nights while staying at a $1000/night hotel. I know I owe you all plenty of TRs still, but for now, I'll just say thanks. Thanks to Dan for putting this place together and keeping it going and thanks to everyone here who has answered my questions and helped along the way. It's coincidental that on my 1 year anniversary, I'm actually starting my job. Not sure I could have done this if I actually had a job this past year. :P I expect my frequency here to die down a bit (at least during work hours), but I hope to get in many NYC lunch DOs.

To an even more spectacular year ahead!
@Yehuda
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Re: My 1yr of DDF!!
« Reply #66 on: October 06, 2014, 05:47:32 PM »
How's the marriage coming along?

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Re: My 1yr of DDF!!
« Reply #67 on: October 06, 2014, 05:49:03 PM »
Happy 1 year anniversary to me!

A year in which I learned an incredible amount of knowledge from understanding the basics of credit scores to the intricacies of a OneWorld Explorer Award.

Between myself and my wife (and 1 card under my mom's name), I opened 32 cards and collected 1.5 million points. It was mind-boggling adding that number up the other day.

I went on a 6 1/2 week honeymoon through Israel and Europe, visiting 10 countries, taking 12 flights (11 in business) on 19 legs for $1200 a person and stayed at free hotels for 33 nights in a row. Thirty-freakin-three.

We enjoyed 9 free RT tickets NYC-DEN (my in laws) on SW and a couple more short-hauls thanks to Avios. Obviously, getting married to an OOTer this year meant I would start flying more, but I have never flown close to this much in my entire life.

I never imagined I would see the Colosseum or Stonehenge. Never thought I would have the Eiffel Tower in my skyline for 5 nights while staying at a $1000/night hotel. I know I owe you all plenty of TRs still, but for now, I'll just say thanks. Thanks to Dan for putting this place together and keeping it going and thanks to everyone here who has answered my questions and helped along the way. It's coincidental that on my 1 year anniversary, I'm actually starting my job. Not sure I could have done this if I actually had a job this past year. :P I expect my frequency here to die down a bit (at least during work hours), but I hope to get in many NYC lunch DOs.

To an even more spectacular year ahead!
@Yehuda
That's when a lot of people actually post :)
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Re: My 1yr of DDF!!
« Reply #68 on: October 06, 2014, 06:03:58 PM »
Congrats!
Thanks :)

How's the marriage coming along?
I've moved from the "so-far-so-good" phase to the "it's awesome, she's the best in the world!" :-)

That's when a lot of people actually post :)
Hah, well after Day 1, it's looks like I'll be unassigned until November, so I guess my time won't slack off too much for now.

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Re: My 1yr of DDF!!
« Reply #69 on: October 06, 2014, 06:20:11 PM »
Happy 1 year anniversary to me!

A year in which I learned an incredible amount of knowledge from understanding the basics of credit scores to the intricacies of a OneWorld Explorer Award.

Between myself and my wife (and 1 card under my mom's name), I opened 32 cards and collected 1.5 million points. It was mind-boggling adding that number up the other day.

I went on a 6 1/2 week honeymoon through Israel and Europe, visiting 10 countries, taking 12 flights (11 in business) on 19 legs for $1200 a person and stayed at free hotels for 33 nights in a row. Thirty-freakin-three.

We enjoyed 9 free RT tickets NYC-DEN (my in laws) on SW and a couple more short-hauls thanks to Avios. Obviously, getting married to an OOTer this year meant I would start flying more, but I have never flown close to this much in my entire life.

I never imagined I would see the Colosseum or Stonehenge. Never thought I would have the Eiffel Tower in my skyline for 5 nights while staying at a $1000/night hotel.
L'havdil being right after YK, yet INSPIRING, AMAZING and AWESOME!!  MT!

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Re: My 1yr of DDF!!
« Reply #70 on: October 06, 2014, 06:25:25 PM »
May there be many more where that came from. I think Dan should post your story on DDMS .   :)
"Not all who wander are lost"

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Re: My 1yr of DDF!!
« Reply #71 on: October 06, 2014, 07:00:37 PM »
L'havdil being right after YK, yet INSPIRING, AMAZING and AWESOME!!  MT!
Hehe thanks!
May there be many more where that came from. I think Dan should post your story on DDMS .   :)
Amen! Ha I'm sure I'm far from the best DDF story.

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Re: My 1yr of DDF!!
« Reply #72 on: October 06, 2014, 07:03:42 PM »
There are plenty of great stories. But how many people took a 33 day honeymoon the first year they 'joined' the game? Def would make a great post IMHO. :) Shows how far you can come in a short period of time.
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Re: My 1yr of DDF!!
« Reply #73 on: October 06, 2014, 07:15:39 PM »
There are plenty of great stories. But how many people took a 33 day honeymoon the first year they 'joined' the game? Def would make a great post IMHO. :) Shows how far you can come in a short period of time.
Guess I wasn't clear. It was a 6.5 week (46 day) honeymoon. Just 12 days were in Israel, staying at Zaidy's apt. ;D

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Re: My 1yr of DDF!!
« Reply #74 on: October 07, 2014, 12:02:17 PM »
May there be many more where that came from. I think Dan should post your story on DDMS .   :)
http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/53182

Holy cow. I'm floored. Thanks Dan (and thanks Sky for the suggestion) for sharing my story, which I hope inspires people to join the fun!