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Bonus Miles from All 12 “Dining Dash” Visits Have Posted (AKA “Yes, It Works”)

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Two weeks ago, the travel hacking crew and I went on our 2015 Dining Dash, an attempt to visit 12 restaurants in a day. As explained in the recap post, we did it!

And I just noticed that we really did it, because the miles posted up for all 12 of the stops. When I logged into my AA account this morning, I was greeted with these updates:

02/06/15 DINING REWARDS NETWORK CHURCH 50 0 50
02/06/15 DINING REWARDS NETWORK LA CALACA COMELONA 75 0
02/06/15 DINING REWARDS NETWORK TRIPLE NICKEL PUB 85 0 85
02/06/15 DINING REWARDS NETWORK SLOW BAR 30 0 30
02/06/15 DINING REWARDS NETWORK PACIFIC PIE CO 15 0 15
02/06/15 DINING REWARDS NETWORK PITA PIT HAWTHORNE 4 0 4
02/06/15 DINING REWARDS NETWORK ISABEL 37 0 37
02/06/15 DINING REWARDS NETWORK THEOS 23 0 23
02/06/15 DINING REWARDS NETWORK WHITE OWL SOCIAL CLU 15 0 15
02/06/15 DINING REWARDS NETWORK HODA’S MIDDLE EASTER 30 0 30
02/06/15 DINING REWARDS NETWORK BRIDGETOWN STAR BAR 25 0 25
02/06/15 DINING REWARDS NETWORK PACIFIC PIE CO 52 0 52

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You can also see it in screenshot form here (for some reason, the miles from La Calaca Comelona posted a few hours later than the others, so that’s why they aren’t in this image):

Dining Dash In the Mix!

I earn five AA miles for every dollar spent, so it’s funny to see a grand total of four miles posted for my 99-cent purchase of chips at Pita Pit. It’s also funny to see that the most expensive charge of the day was at the Triple Nickel, where we ended the night with drinks.

Lastly, it’s been great to see other people also taking on the challenge in their own way. On the day we did the challenge, we were actually beaten to the 12 dines by a reader based in Nashville.

Stephanie and I both used our Chase Sapphire Preferred to pay for all of these “dines.” We did the challenge on the First Friday of the month, which also ensures that we each earned 3x Ultimate Rewards points for every dollar we spent. This is in addition to the five AA miles for every dollar we spent, which were posted separately by Rewards Network.

Of course, the beauty of dining for miles is that you don’t need to use any particular card—any credit or debit card will work.

Long live travel hacking!

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Image: Jane

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