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Back in October, LAXjunkie415 broke news on MilePoint of a promotion for earning 5,000 bonus miles for $1,000 spend MileagPlus credit cards. The offer was quickly revised to specify only residents of certain Central American countries, but many of us kept screen shots of the registration confirmation.
There was a decent chance Chase would not honor the offer, or only honor for those willing to fight. But since it was not difficult to meet the spend requirement, now that there are so many methods for generating spend, I put the necessary spend on my card and my wife’s. Sometimes it pays off to take a flyer like this when there is little downside.
I then marked a tracking item on my list, and laid low. For things like this, I do not think it is a good thing to call attention to it unless necessary. Give the systems a chance to work, rather than let humans, with their foibles and occasional smarts, to poke around.
Many promotions state that they will take 6-8 weeks after completed, and since many credit card bonuses are tied to statement date, I figured I would not speak up until 8 weeks after November statement close.
To my delight, in doing weekly miles and points maintenance this morning, I found we both got the bonuses. Even better, did not need to follow up!