Here’s one thing I know about blogs: everyone loves when some blogger they don’t personally know receives a credit card in the mail and posts pictures of themselves opening the package. Woo is that interesting. I know, because in some sort of moment of clarity, I posted exactly that 2 years ago. Fascinating, right?
Well, I’m not one to let down my readers, so when my Citi Executive AA card arrived in the mail in a nice package, I thought that everyone might like to follow along as I opened it. Here we go!
I thought a scissors would be the correct tool to bust open that bad boy and start on my way to collecting those 100k miles. Oooh, I can just taste those miles – so tasty!
Hm, that didn’t work. I tried a few more times. Son. Of. A. Bitch. Open, goddammit!
OK, fine. I’ll fight fire with fire. We’re going to use a credit card to get to the credit card. And earn 1 Starwood point per dollar spent.
Also not a success. Next obvious solution: open it with a magazine with Dr. Oz on the cover.
A few more failed attempts. Hammer:
Playbill from performance of Matilda:
Hacksaw (Not of the Jim Duggan variety, unfortunately):
We’re making progress. Now for the big guns. Ooh, free lounge entry, here I come! A box set of Sports Night should do the trick (Quo Vadis?), being pounded with a hammer:
Almost there. Speaking of free booze in the lounge:
Finally, I’ve gotten through to the inner box, which I will now slice open with a mandoline:
The inner sanctum! Nothing a soldering iron can’t fix:
Wow, that was exciting.
Added bonus info: Did you wonder how to hit that $10,000 minimum spend to earn those miles? I’ve got a great solution: Buy something for $10,000.
See you Monday!