With the last Vanilla purchased today to hit the final min, I have decided to stop the manufactured spending madness. 44k here, 39k there, and thousands more from the glory days of REDbird have netted more points than I know what to do with. And that’s the problem.
My AA balance is over 250k, my MRs are over 340k, and my SPG is over 220k. While those were the programs I targeted for 2015, AA is facing a huge devaluation in 2016 and SPG’s program is up in the air. Add in the elimination of free gift cards and I can’t rationalize the $5.95 fee for Vanillas to boost the balances of these programs and others that could also face devaluation. Although there are creative options to MS for less, my laziness precludes me from doing so.
With a temporary freeze on churning due to a lack of great product offerings, this holiday season I will be focused on finding great ways to burn all that I have built up so that I can start the cycle anew in 2016. Hopefully this purge includes Etihad Apartments.
Till then, I’m going to enjoy the time off.
Anyone else exhausted from MS?