Category Archive: Uber

Jan 23

SPG And Uber Underwhelm

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SPG and Uber have modified their points-earning agreement and, as modifications usually go, it’s a downgrade. You’ll Earn Fewer Points Chastity: I know you can be overwhelmed, and you can be underwhelmed, but can you ever just be ‘whelmed’?Bianca: I think you can in Europe. -From the movie Ten Things I Hate About You Whelming …

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Jun 30

Last Chance for United Credit Card (And Take Uber to The Airport)

United 50,000 Miles Credit Card This is it. One day (today) left to pick up 50,000 miles from United before the bonus goes back to 30,000. The card is not something you need unless you are a United frequent flyer, but it does come with a couple of lounge passes, which can save your skin …

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Jun 20

An Uber Deal, Free Accor Points And Hotel Tips

Happy Monday to everyone. Here’s a bit about what’s going on in the world of travel. Uber Deal with Capital One It’s not as good as last year’s 20% rebate, but Capital One Quicksilver is partnering again with Uber to offer a rebate on all Uber rides that you book to the card. This year, …

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Feb 12

Chase Giveth, Chase Taketh Away and American Addeth…

There’s some interesting stuff related to Chase floating around on the Interweb today, as well as a nice touch from American Airlines for delayed flights. Here’s a look: Chase giveth… Chase is back with another great Marriott Rewards card. In fact, this is the best one that I’ve ever seen. Not only does it offer …

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Oct 02

An Unusual Delta Promotion, AA Knows why I Fly and the World’s Largest Lodging Company?

Delta and…Four Seasons? I guess it’s not the “Delta” part of the promotion that I just received, but rather, the Four Seasons part. While the upscale Four Seasons chain works with preferred partners to provide amenities to certain customers, I’ve never seen them offer anything as gauche as miles. And while it’s only a handful of …

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Aug 29

Quick hits: Hyatt targeted promotion, Lyft

For those of you who are New Englanders, you probably have fond memories of Story Land, whether you’ve gone there yourself, taken your kids or both. I’m in New Hampshire for the weekend but couldn’t manage to disconnect completely. A couple of things worth noting: This is the time of year that summer promotions come …

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Aug 07

an Uber deal on Uber: $5 for a $25 Uber credit (new users)

Every so often, Living Social, a competitor of Groupon, runs a promotion for Uber. I don’t use Uber that often, but it’s a heck of a lot cheaper than a cab and usually more comfortable. If you haven’t tried Uber yet but want to, here’s a good opportunity. Living Social is offering a deal giving …

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Jun 17

Uber, Lyft, Bridj and the death of the taxi

I’ve recently become fascinated with transportation sharing services, both because they give me lots of free things and they have, in a short period, so significantly transformed the way we get around. Zipcar, which may already past its peak, was founded only 15 years ago. Uber was founded in just 2009, will generate $10 billion …

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Jun 09

Bridj: Can pop-up mass transit overtake the subway?

My normal policy is to write about frequent flyer miles, hotel points or the equivalent. Should there be nothing to write about, the day normally goes blank. We’ll make a slight exception today to write about intra-city traffic.  Listen up, particularly if you’re in Boston or DC. Your subway system is about to become a …

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Apr 22

A stunning “Uber-“deal from Capital One for Uber users…

I try not to get too excited about credit card bonuses, since I have an inherent conflict of interest, but commissions from this one are going as a gift to the person who told me about the deal (It’s actually going to their kid.).  And frankly, it’s too good to pass up. The Capital One …

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