It appears that the American FIFA executive who turned state’s evidence was in part driven in his corruption by miles and points,
From 2004 to 2011, more than $26 million of Concacaf expenses were charged to Blazer’s personal American Express account… [perhaps] because of “Blazer’s desire to accumulate American Express membership reward points.”
Randy Petersen commented,
26 million points huh? A piker, the top guy in that program is well over 120 million.
One hundred twenty million American Express Membership Rewards points.
I’ve accumulated seven figures’ worth of Amex points. I expect that eventually, in my lifetime, I will accumulate 100 million miles across all programs.
.. But to accumulate 120 million points in a single program? Amazing.