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Postby Robrus1 » Tue Dec 10, 2013 7:56 am

I decided to add mine up. Came in at 95K this year.
Amex Platinum
Amex BCP 21K
Amex SPG 5K
Barclaycard Arrival Plus WEMC 5K
Chase Sapphire Preferred 23.5K
Credit Union 10K
Discover IT 7.75K

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Postby djrez4 » Tue Dec 10, 2013 11:49 am

According to Mint: $62,628.68 across all cards, but that includes some MS. $19,880.00 with Amex, $35,947.07 with Chase, $6,178.61 with Citi, $405.90 with Barclays, $51.94 with Discover, and $165.16 with US Bank.

Looking at those data, I think it's a bit low. I know I've put over $1300 on the Arrival card since I got it - $950 via AP alone - but it does not show AP and shows transactions that occurred after the AP transaction. So, who knows what the true number is?

It also doesn't include home, auto, or student loan payments totalling $53,952.73.

That's way too much spending!

On the bright side, in figuring this out, I discovered new features of Mint that I didn't know about previously.
[RIGHT][size=100]- Sapphire Preferred - Freedom - Ink - Platinum - Everyday Preferred -[/size]

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Postby takeshi » Tue Dec 10, 2013 12:35 pm

MemberSince99 wrote:I have no idea I don't bother keeping track.

Like djrez4 I use Mint for analytics.

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Postby MemberSince99 » Tue Dec 10, 2013 4:38 pm

I thought about getting Mint. There are a couple of programs like it, each had it's positives and negatives. I read about them, didn't see the ONE ideal I wanted, then just forgot about it.

Usually I have no reason to check my spend level. I only did it recently to be sure I did the proper spend to get the sign up bonus for BCP that Amex twice told me I'm supposed to get but still haven't gotten (or heard anything about). This is starting to bother me, it's not even the money so much as I'll live just fine without it, it's that they told me twice I had it, once I met the requirements after I met them, but still, nothing. I don't like that, anymore than they like me not paying what I promised to pay them. Same thing. I'm pretty irked over it. If they completely stiff me, I don't see a bright future ahead with them. I did say I will wait until the next statement cuts to hear, and I will, so we shall see. After that....well who knows.
Regardless of what happens you shouldn't have to hound them to keep their end of the bargain just as they shouldn't have to hound me to pay them.

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Postby samhradh » Tue Dec 10, 2013 4:44 pm

YTD on my AmEx: $5,893.69
Citi Forward ($10.1K), AmEx Blue Cash Everyday ($30K), Chase Freedom ($12.4K), Discover it ($5.5K), Barclaycard Arrival ($12.5K), L.L. Bean Visa ($5K). FICO 806 (TU), 812 (EQ), 806 (EX).

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Postby AMEXAT19 » Tue Dec 10, 2013 9:05 pm

When I heard the amount from the representative all I could do was laugh because I was shocked, because my other cards I spend heavily on too, such as : Bank Americard Cash Rewards, Discover More Card, and my regular debit card spending, plus cash and checks.

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Postby fantasy86dj » Wed Dec 11, 2013 2:39 am

I will drag everyone's average down since I have had my Green Charge Card (May-13) I have spent $8500AUD

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Postby Pipe Doctor » Wed Dec 11, 2013 3:13 pm

Got curious, added up all cards $661,167 and change. YTD
Amex PRG - Everyday card:)
Amex Platinum
Amex Jet Blue 10k - For those purchases when you can't PIF
Barclays Rewards 4.5k - Just to have a lower debt ratio
NFCU Signature 15k - Just to have a lower debt ratio
USAA World MC 12k - Ditto

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Postby RhapX » Mon Jan 13, 2014 7:43 pm

Last year was my first year with Amex and I ran close to 70k personal in 9 months.

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