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May 2014 archive

May 31

Even more easy United miles: bckstgr.com

Weird name, easy miles. Based on my last few posts, you might think this blog is only about United miles.  Personally, I’m an American guy myself, but the promos on United have been pretty good. bckstgr.com, which I’ll just assume is short for “backstager,” falls into the category of “a few easy miles.”  In other …

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May 30

500 easy United miles from prosper.com

Fill out a two-page form from prosper.com and get 500 United miles. Prosper is a peer-to-peer lending site that charges exorbitant interest rates to people who can’t get a traditional bank loan.  They’re offering 500 miles just for checking an interest rate.  Fill out this two-page form and they’ll give you an interest rate for your …

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May 30

Earning miles with short surveys: e-Rewards

Some mileage opportunities are big ones.  Some are smaller.  This one falls into the latter category, but it’s still good for keeping your account going if you need activity or rounding up balances if you are close to an award. The concept of e-Rewards is relatively simple.  You register and the site gives you surveys …

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May 29

Hotel points: Second quarter bonuses

Note: The primary focus of this blog will always be airline miles, but hotel and even rental car points are key to your free vacation, so you’ll see me write about those, also.  You’ll earn your points based on dollars spent, not nights stayed, but room availability is generally much better than airline seat availability …

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May 28

Should I redeem my miles for merchandise?

Exciting Note (for me, anyway): I’m now on Twitter!  Follow me at @FFMiles101 I got an interesting email from United today suggesting that I use some of my miles to make purchases on their website.  It’s not an uncommon email, as airlines are trying to find an inexpensive way to help customers “burn” miles that …

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May 27

1,000 miles per month. For free.

Just back from vacation, where I learned the answer to that eternal question, “How many times can a five year-old watch the movie Frozen in a weekend.  I know, I should just Let it Go. In any case, want an easy 1,000 miles per month for free?  Welcome to the world of Manufactured Spending.  And this …

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May 27

A quick thank you from an earlier post…

My thanks to those of you who signed up for Mobee in this thread.  As promised, all referral money earned went to the charity, in this case, Boston’s One Fund.  I matched the donation, since it’s a worthy cause. Want to subscribe? Just enter your email in the box above (and to the right) and …

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May 25

Can I get a credit card bonus more than once?

Think it’s great to get that 50,000 or 100,000 sign-up bonus for a credit card?  What would happen if you could apply for the same card multiple times? A few years ago, that was an easy game to play.  Get a card, get the sign-up bonus, cancel the card and then do it again.  The …

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May 23

Kudos to Delta: Traveling can be civilized

I’m on the road and this post won’t be a typical one, but I like to point out when somebody provides good service.  Today, that airline was Delta. Airline travel is one of the greatest bargains in the world.  It doesn’t feel that way, considering how much prices have gone up over the past few …

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May 21

Out of office notification

I’ll be out through Memorial Day and will be on and off during the weekend, so the posts will slow down for a few days.  Please read today’s post below and have a happy and safe weekend. Want to subscribe? Just enter your email in the box above (and to the right) and click on …

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