Here are my miles and points earning for the first quarter of 2017, which includes credit card points, airline miles, shopping portal miles as well as any purchased miles (if any). For comparison, you can see how much I earned during the last quarter of 2016 here, when I started reporting my miles and points earned each quarter.
During the first quarter, my spouse applied and received the Chase Sapphire Reserve card with a signup bonus of 100,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards point. I did not cancel any of my existing cards during the first quarter, so there are no changes to my credit card line up with the exception of the addition of Chase Sapphire Reserve.
Please note I do not carry a lot of credit card in my portfolio. I keep only enough cards that will help me to get free premium class travel. Also, I want to have a good relationship with credit card issuers, and I do not play the game apply for a credit card, cancel the card after earning the signup bonus.
I also use strategic planning to credit my miles to airline alliance partners or code share partners to earn maximum miles for my travel.
Airline Miles Earned
|Airlines||Credit Card Spend Miles (includes any bonus miles)||Shopping Portal Mileage Earning||Miles for flying (include codeshare or alliance partner miles earning)||Total Miles Earned|
|American Airlines – Spouse||3,567||0||0||3,567|
|American Airlines – My account||825||1,094||2,543 (*)||4,462|
|British Airways||0||79||0||79 (**)|
(*) miles credited to American Airlines when I flew on Etihad.
(**) used the British Airways shopping portal to extend my expiring miles for three more years.
Total Airline Miles earned across all accounts: 12,454
Credit Card Points Earned
|Card||Credit Card Spend Points||Shopping Portal Points Earning||Other Earning (Bonus)||Total Points Earned|
|Chase Sapphire Preferred||3,565||0||3,533||7,098|
|Chase Ink Plus Business||1,704||0||5,569||7,363|
|Chase Sapphire Reserve – Spouse (*)||2,800||0||2,938||5,738|
(*) Spouse Chase Sapphire Reserve applied and received in January 2017
Total Credit Card Points earned across all accounts: 20,199
Hotel Points Earned
|Hotel||Credit Card Spend Points||Shopping Portal Points Earning||Hotel Stay Points Earning, or Credit Card Spend Bonus||Total Points Earned|
|AMEX SPG Card – Spouse||316||0||0||316|
|AMEX SPG Card – My card||8,363||0||7,927||16,290 (*)|
Total Hotel Points earned across all accounts: 16,606
I earned a total of 49,259 airline miles, credit card, and hotel points during the first quarter of 2017. I did not use my miles or points to purchase an airline ticket or hotel reservation during the first quarter, so there is no outflow of miles or points during the first quarter.