DDF user @Yehuda joined the DansDeals Forums on 10/06/13 and shared what he managed to accomplish in his first year as a member:
“Happy 1 year anniversary to me!
A year in which I learned an incredible amount of knowledge from understanding the basics of credit scores to the intricacies of a OneWorld Explorer Award.
Between myself and my wife (and 1 card under my mom’s name), I opened 32 cards and collected 1.5 million points. It was mind-boggling adding that number up the other day.
I went on a 6 1/2 week honeymoon through Israel and Europe, visiting 10 countries, taking 12 flights (11 in business) on 19 legs for $1200 a person and stayed at free hotels for 33 nights in a row. Thirty-freakin-three.
We enjoyed 9 free RT tickets NYC-DEN (my in laws) on SW and a couple more short-hauls thanks to Avios. Obviously, getting married to an OOTer this year meant I would start flying more, but I have never flown close to this much in my entire life.
I never imagined I would see the Colosseum or Stonehenge. Never thought I would have the Eiffel Tower in my skyline for 5 nights while staying at a $1000/night hotel. I know I owe you all plenty of TRs still, but for now, I’ll just say thanks.
Thanks to Dan for putting this place together and keeping it going and thanks to everyone here who has answered my questions and helped along the way. It’s coincidental that on my 1 year anniversary, I’m actually starting my job. Not sure I could have done this if I actually had a job this past year. 😛 I expect my frequency here to die down a bit (at least during work hours), but I hope to get in many NYC lunch DOs.
To an even more spectacular year ahead!
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Fair warning, going down this path can become a complete and hopeless addiction. I’ve never done drugs or even smoked a cigarette in my life so I might not know much about addictions, but chasing after tens of millions of miles and traveling around the world in first class for pennies on the dollar may just consume you as it did to me. 😀 #DansDeals10thAnniversary