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Sep 12

United Partner Offer, Possibly Targeted

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Keep your eyes open for a partner offer from United, which may or may not be targeted.* Yesterday, I was reading a book about Las Vegas and thinking about the subject of casino complimentary gifts, or “comps.” A comp is a free perk that a casino gives you, whether it’s a free meal, a suite …

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Mar 22

60/70/80: Credit Card Offers Are Heading Up

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One of the benefits of intense bank competition is that they are willing to pay increasingly higher costs to acquire each new customer. In the case of credit cards, those acquisition costs include the sign-up bonuses that they will pay you when you get approved for the card and meet a minimal level of spending. …

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Mar 13

Marriott Expands Benefits with United Airlines

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In the mid-1980s, United Airlines decided that it was time to consolidate the travel industry. The CEO, Richard Ferris, felt that he could achieve massive economies of scale by buying up hotels and a rental car agency, allowing consumers to book their entire vacation with one telephone call (For my younger readers, a “telephone” is …

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Mar 08

Possible 70,000 Points for United Airlines Credit Card

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This one is interesting. Generally, the  highest sign-up offer that I’ll see for the “cheap” cards (the ones that cost $95 per year) is 50,000 miles. Yesterday, I got an offer from United Airlines for their credit card that offered me 70,000 points as a sign-up bonus. And I’m not sure about who is eligible, …

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Jan 10

Possible 50,000 Miles Credit Card from United Airlines

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Having just completed my first flight on United in about a decade, the airline decided that I was hot to trot for them (I’m not, although the flight wasn’t bad.). 50,000 Miles from United? In honor of my flight (I think.), the airline sent me a targeted offer, bumping up the usual 30,000 miles sign-up …

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Oct 28

Surveys for United Miles with Opinion Miles Club

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Doing surveys for miles is fun and easy. Well, it’s easy, anyway, but small chunks of miles can add up to big numbers. Some half-hearted work on e-Rewards, for instance has gotten me 7,000 points year to date. Had I really focused on it, it probably could have been double that number. That may not sound …

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Aug 11

Industry Tidbits (And Why You May Need To Rename Your Pet)

Lots of bits and pieces from around the industry today, so put aside your Pokemon Go for now. A Marriott Save The Date Card If you are a Marriott customer, you likely just got a notice about their upcoming MegaBonus promotion, starting September 1. Marriott runs this promotion a few times per year, which gives …

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Jul 26

Bits And Pieces from around The Industry

Double Starwood Points at Tribute Hotels So the cool new thing for hotel chains to do these days is to pretend that they aren’t chains. Of course, given the nature of the product, that’s not always an easy thing to do. So many of the major chains are creating “sub-brands,” or boutique hotels within a …

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Jul 05

Triple United Points from Hilton, But…

In one of the odder combo promotions between hotels and airlines that I’ve seen, but it’s probably worth mentioning. One of the most common complaints that I hear about promotions are when they are limited to customers in the United States or hotels in the United States. This one works the opposite way: It’s only …

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Jun 16

Easy And Less Easy Way To Pick up 50,000 United Miles

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I got a pair of emails from United today with alternatives to pick up 50,000 miles. Lots of Clicking… In the past, I’ve discussed e-Miles, a points for clicks program. The concept is simple: They’ll send you links to click. You click through them. They give you points. Most links are worth five points, some …

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