We can not believe it! We were so sure that our fans will help us win the “Best Blog” category in the first annual “If Chris Elliott Can Do IT Anyone Can” contest. The results were announced yesterday by Points Envy. Incredibly, we won the “Best Pusher of Credit Cards” category! Holy Mother of God, did Chris Elliott himself pick this category winner? As soon as the results were announced, we posted this frantic comment at the PointsEnvy site:
“Out of all categories, I win the Best Pusher of Credit Cards???? There will be a retirement announcement tomorrow from the blogging business from TBB. This is too much to take. My fellow blogger/twitterer stabbed me in the back for linking back to him so many times. I immediately called my therapist for an urgent session tomorrow, I feel so agitated right now. How can I go on after this “award”? How can I ever look myself in the mirror? Or should I call Flex Offers right now and tell them they are working with so many pretenders when they can work with me since I have the award to prove it I am Big Time? OMG, how did life get to this, how far have I fallen? Others will now turn and make fun of me instead of joining my lonely fight against the relentless pimping of plastic online!
The Editorial Board has just been called to an urgent session! Topic of discussion: “Do we refuse this award or not? Is any PR good PR?” Stay tuned.
Nice BIG pic there Bluebird;-)”
We are still agitated by the way. We thought about calling FlexOffers or filing a formal dispute with PointsEnvy. We decided to drop it and call our crack dealer for an immediate delivery. We are so poor we can not afford heroin like PointsEnvy. Before we did that we made sure we did the quick work to get 1,000 United miles from bckstgr, thanks to Pointshoarder!
Thoughts of announcing our retirement from this blogging thing entered our fogged up brain. We also thought about announcing to the world the personality behind Points Envy but we are not like that,you know, dropping bombs unexpectedly. Even if we did, I am sure PE has made arrangements to get back at us. Hey PE, you can run (or fly) but you can not hide, lol.
Gary Leff had an interesting post and discussion in the comments about how he feels that the big credit card bonuses are here to stay Time will tell like it always does. I think these bonuses are fine for 2013 and maybe 2014. After that, I just don’t see this happening. Patience, ride the choo choo train for now…
Amol blogs at PointstoPointsB and had a great writeup of the Frequent Traveler University event Hey, great pic with Emily and Vanilla, thanks a lot! And that Korean Air plane shot is awesome! You are welcome on a free demonstration of how to apply charm to Radisson front desk staff and get suite upgrade AND breakfast certs. Good luck with your gig with Scott at Hack my Trip. This blog sphere is just wide open for innovation, it is still like the Wild West out there!
Rapid Travel Chai, in his weekly Points summary entitled “…deal killing=marijuana growing” has an excerpt which rhymes with so much going on in our crazy little points world these days. I paste it here:
Part of the price of building a utopia in America is that eventually you must make some reckoning with capitalism. Soon, each neighbor seemed to be pushing beyond the standard by 5 percent, maybe 10. People noticed what was happening, and the hippies had long, dreamy-angsty conversations about whether this was all too corporate, too big (“ ‘Too big’ is always one more plant than you’re growing,” says one longtime grower), but it wasn’t really a hippie game anymore. Now there were out-of-state license plates and landholders who bulldozed their property, crammed it full of cannabis plants, slept in a trailer all summer, and then left after the harvest. (Humboldt’s marijuana economy generates more than $400 million each year.) Dealers from the East were coming through, mumbling to people at local grocery stores that they wanted a connection. A kind of crass instinct had infiltrated the dispensaries, too. “Gamblers, pornographers, illegal-drug dealers,” says Steve DeAngelo, the founder of the Oakland dispensary Harborside Health Center, remembering his rivals. “One guy had $600,000 in the back of his car. Another guy, in his basement there was a gold throne.”
Our thoughts after reading this went immediately to how much crack we can buy with $600k, woohoo!
I wonder if our Top Elite status in several hotel chains will be enought to score an upgrade in this amazing undewater hotel in Fiji $30,000 for a week, we will attack it when Chase Freedom has a 5x hotel bonus category again, yes!
After Delta, now Alaska Air also announced that they will no longer allow interlining bags on separate reservations. This is SOOOOOO wrong. Reason # 856 to hate Delta. Could this be the precursor of a merger between these two airlines, lol!
Million Mile Secrets says
The credit cards must be doing well for you if you’re considering a $30,000 hotel stay. 😉
TravelBlogger Buzz says
@ MMS: I know you are, imagine how many posts you can crank out from it, tax deductible too! 😉 If you ever become a sponsor of Chris Elliott’s email newsletter I will burn you here like I will Delta Points tomorrow;-)
I would like to do the 12-Browser Trick today and get in all the year-end credit card apps. Please direct me to your recommendation list and links.
TravelBlogger Buzz says
@3LeftTurns: Aha, you just gave me an idea. Maybe the way to monetize this blog is to become like the clearning house to get cc app link suppliers with 12-Browser Tricksters like yoruself ( 10-Browser ones will also be accepted). I just get a little cut myself so I can finally show some darn revenue and then could deduct the crap out of my travel, err excuse me, business expenses.Yeah, that’s the ticket! My original plan to piss off all the bloggers and then forcing them to pay me hush money is clearly not working, they are too busy going ka ching counting all the dough from the apps coming in.
2.15 minutes to go for the Southwest cards, go go go!