One way to build up frequent flyer miles quickly is to apply for several of the credit cards that give bonus miles for signing up. You buy stuff you were going to buy anyway and meet the minimum spend requirement, get the miles and move on. But then a while later you notice that the same credit card is offering even more miles for newer applicants. Curses! Instead of despairing, though, The Frugal Travel Guy Rick Ingersoll says you should call the credit card company and ask them to increase the bonus miles they gave you to the new level.
Rick calls it “Bump the Bonus” and says he has used it to get hundreds of thousands of extra points and miles. It won’t work every time “but all it takes is a call or email to find out. If you don’t ask for the bonus bump, I can assure you, you won’t get the bonus bump.”
Indeed, you miss 100% of the shots you never take.