Picture this: Mom and I strategically stationed on my dining room table, sipping tea and catching up on on some quality mother/daughter time. Dad sits patiently on his computer at work. Sounds like a normal afternoon, right? Sure…
However, the reality was: I told mom that we had to delay having lunch until after 1pm, and that we had to keep refreshing our Facebook pages to get the early-access code in order to try our luck at the Wyndham Rewards Daily Getaways pre-sale, which we’d be competing against the entire blog-o-sphere and their moms (literally) in the fight for the points.
In the meantime, Dad and I are frantically emailing back and forth, as he makes sure he provides me his CC info (Amex of course for the 10% discount) & Wyndham Rewards account number to ensure we are one of the lucky ones when the hour strikes 12 noon.
Noon comes along and we were able to only score one 16,000 point package for the price of $49.50… Boo…
“Let’s get a quick lunch now, Ang; I’m starving”, says Mom.
“No, we have to wait until after 1 pm. We need more points.”, I reply.
1pm rolls around, at the speed of light, I secure a 48,000 point package. My heart races as I enter my billing information. Kevin chooses the wrong time to call me, and I frantically hang up, telling him that I am dealing with some urgent time-sensitive matters at the moment. I can only imagine what he thought.
Dad emails me and lets me know that he got the 32,000 point package for $99.
In total, we happily got 96,000 points for the price of $297.
We plan on transferring the points to 38,400 United miles, which we will use to help us get to Istanbul in the fall.
Crazy points family? I think so…
Now it’s lunch time!
How did you make out?