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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
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
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
Yeah...so sorry I
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.
Please...be 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
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!

The Platinum Card® from American Express

The American Express Platinum card has some of the best perks out there: cardholders enjoy the best domestic lounge access (Delta SkyClubs, Centurion Lounges, and Priority Pass), a $200 annual airline fee credit as well as up to $200 in Uber credits, and mid-tier elite status at SPG, Marriott, and Hilton. Combined with the 60,000 point welcome offer -- worth $1,140 based on TPG's valuations -- this card is a no-brainer for frequent travelers. Here are 5 reasons you should consider this card, as well as how you can figure out if the $550 annual fee makes sense for you.

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  • Earn 60,000 Membership Rewards® points after you use your new Card to make $5,000 in purchases in your first 3 months.
  • Enjoy Uber VIP status and free rides in the U.S. up to $15 each month, plus a bonus $20 in December. That can be up to $200 in annual Uber savings.
  • 5X Membership Rewards® points on flights booked directly with airlines or with American Express Travel.
  • 5X Membership Rewards points on prepaid hotels booked on amextravel.com.
  • Enjoy access to the Global Lounge Collection, the only credit card airport lounge access program that includes proprietary lounge locations around the world.
  • Receive complimentary benefits with an average total value of $550 with Fine Hotels & Resorts. Learn More.
  • $200 Airline Fee Credit, up to $200 per calendar year in baggage fees and more at one qualifying airline.
  • Get up to $100 in statement credits annually for purchases at Saks Fifth Avenue on your Platinum Card®. Enrollment required.
  • $550 annual fee.
  • Terms Apply.
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