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Leave it to a credit card company to make my travel fantasies come true.

We all have our completely irrational wishes. Well, I know I do. And I have always, always wished that someone would just call me up one day and offer me a free trip to wherever I wanted to go. That and tell me that I’m the proud owner of a cuddly monkey that doesn’t take bites out of human faces for dinner.

Fast forward to the digital age, where no one really uses phones anymore, and yet, it happened. Yes, it really did.

Well, not the monkey part, unfortch.

One day, I sat down at my desk, and I had an email from Ogilvy in New York City (which, of course, I thought was fake). They wanted to give me American Express Membership Rewards points — 150,000 of them, to be exact — so I could plan a weekend getaway. That I would take. For free. No strings attached. Unless you call writing about it “strings.”

I write for a living, man. I can’t think of any strings I’d like more.

So through the American Express Membership Rewards program and its nifty little Pay With Points feature, I’m going to pretend I’m, like, a legit cardmember and stuff, and use my 150,000 membership points to take a trip to …

Yeah, I have no idea.

Good thing I have you.

You see, there’s something in it for you, too, my friends. A $100 American Express gift card.

That’s right, American Express wants to buy your love, too.

You tell me where you think I should go, what you think I should do when I get there, and how I should skirt the law while I’m doing those things (KIDDING! I think). Whoever’s ideas rock the hardest gets a $100 American Express gift card. Just for making my travel itinerary happy.

While I figure out the ins and outs of the American Express Membership Rewards program, why don’t you leave me a few comments and tell me what the heck I should do with my 150,000 points?

And make ’em good, lovies. I want to reward you.

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