Suggestions for "playing the game"?

Discussion created by mightythor on Oct 16, 2017
Latest reply on Oct 17, 2017 by bejacob

In roughly 1.5 years, have accumulated right at 500K points; my current breakdown is as follows:


Visa                                                            40.64%

Actual stays                                                28.18%

Megabonus                                                 16.32%

Platinum bonus                                           11.15%

Other (welcome pts/old shopmyway,etc)      2.55%

Social Media                                                  1.16%


Most of these are self explanatory; the Visa breaks out roughly like:

Visa sign on bonus                                 87,500

Marriott charges                                      76,000

Visa Dining (also earning AA miles)         3,000 (ok, I know I don't dine out much, and I don't drink, so......)

all other visa charge                                37,000

(all other includes grocery shopping, gasoline purchases, major home improvements, and various others)


What points opportunities might I be missing?; I don't mind "playing the game", in fact, it is kind of fun at times.  I am certainly open to suggestions, as my long term goal is to get to LTP (have another 6 years to accomplish, basically), and assuming the "rules" don't change with the merger, getting to the 750 nights will not be an issue - but getting to those 2M points will be the challenge.  Look forward to feedback. Thanks.