I'm doing everything I can to empty my Membership Rewards account before I close my account this weekend. A couple of weeks ago I booked and cancelled a flight to see whether I could still get the 5000 MR points for spending ?2500.
It didn't work, and now I have a -5000 points balance, which I'll settle by paying the ?0.015 per point cost. Not to worry, because I usually get at least that value when I redeem the points so I've come out none the worse.
Today happens to be my birthday, so there's little that can be done to dampen my mood. And because of this 4-day Easter weekend, I'm off out to enjoy a beer or two with my other half.