I believe the article was timed to coincide with this weekend’s limited release of “Up In The Air,” in which Geroge Clooney obsessively tries to hit 10 million AA miles. (I haven’t seen it but it’s got a strong 89% positive critical rating from rottentomatoes.com) At any rate it seems hard to believe it took 18 months for the WSJ to write an article about the fun. Maybe the author was a coin burner too who didn’t want to prematurely kill the deal?
Since then I’ve made dozens of orders for a good couple hundred thousand coins, earning a ton of Starpoints in the interim.
The deal has been basically dead as far as I’m concerned for a little bit now as they pulled the unlimited ordering option of the Native American coins and only have the $500 limit President coins.
As far as the Hyatt deal, the WSJ is also a day late and a dollar coin short. They left out the meat of the Hyatt deal from October when you were able to get 13,500 miles plus free Hyatt nights. I don’t think anyone in the world had more Hyatt stays in October than I did, plus I picked up over 300K United miles and a couple dozen free nights!