Have you ever read a blog post and felt like such a slouch for leaving so many points/miles on the table? I have, and it’s embarrassing. Especially when with very little effort and a slight change in my thinking, those points could be where they belong… in my account! We all know that using a credit card that offers bonus points for dining is the number one way NOT to leave points on the table. But there are many other ways to accrue miles and points for dining out that I’ve been neglecting, and that’s not good. Lee at Bald Thoughts wrote a great piece about making the most of eating out to build up those miles and points.
Lee lays out 9 different strategies, and I’m sorry to say I only use 4 of them! See why I’m embarrassed?
Lee says they take minimal effort, and I agree. Paying attention to many of the miles and points earning strategies we can use, what I might call low hanging fruit, often gets overlooked and we get lazy about using them. Sure, the miles and points might not accrue very quickly, but they do accrue overtime. That’s what Lee’s article reminded me of and I’m taking a vow and making notes from his post to get my new actions grooved in. That’s what’s so much fun about the miles and points hobby: there’s always something to learn and something to get better at!
When you go out to eat what are your favorite ways to maximize the reward miles/points?