Top 10 Signs You’re Addicted to Miles and Points

Sep 24, 2013

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Lately Buzzfeed has been on a roll filling up my Facebook newsfeed with witty Top lists that at times have made me laugh out loud like a lunatic. Whether it is 23 Signs You’ve Lived In New York City Too Long, 13 Simple Steps To Get You Through A Rough Day or even 16 Signs You’re Addicted To The Real Housewives– lists are great way to procrastinate on getting anything accomplished. Well, the TPG team got together recently and we brainstormed some of the idiosyncrasies of our hobby (read: obsessive lifestyle) and put together the Top 10 Signs You’re Addicted to Miles and Points.

1. Your friends think your “hobby” is crazy, but the minute they need help with travel plans, you’re the first person they call.
Trying to book trips using miles can be very overwhelming...without TPG's help that is!
Some of the smartest people can be helpless when it comes to travel booking
2. You know your cashiers at your local CVS or 7/11 (from buying so many Vanilla Reloads) better than most neighbors!
ANOTHER Vanilla Reload? For reals?!
ANOTHER Vanilla Reload!?

3. Holiday season means time off to nail down your elite status qualification… not the actual holidays.

Why not celebrate the holidays by partying sky high?
Celebrating the holidays by partying sky high!

4. You get agitated, and at times visibly angry when you have to use cash.

Baby Throwing $$
Who needs cash when I’ve got my Chase Sapphire Preferred Card!

5. You’ve dined out at a mediocre restaurant solely for the bonus miles or points.

I'm only here for the miles!
Can’t get outta here any faster…I’m only here for the miles!
6.  You have more credit available from your arsenal of credit cards than your annual salary.
Hmmm maybe I should cancel a couple of these?
Hmmm, maybe I should cancel a couple of these?
7. Most people get stressed out walking into an airport, but for you it’s game on.
Got my game face on.
Got my game face on.
8. You’ve given the “I feel sorry for you” look at people walking past you back to coach sorry I'm in Business class...and your NOT.
Yeah…so sorry I’m in business class…and you’re not.
9. Thanks to your elite status, this is what it looks like when you walk into a hotel. our guest.
Hotel elite status – c’est magnifique!
10. While most people assume miles are useless because of “blackout dates” and “tricky expiration policies” you just roll your eyes.
Blackout dates don't scare me!
Lights out for everyone else but me.

So people may think you’re crazy or roll their eyes from time to time, but from one points and miles addict to another – I wouldn’t give up a single one of these if it meant not being able to travel, and I’m sure you wouldn’t either!

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