Tag Archive: united

Feb 08

Credit Card Christmas in February

It’s credit card Christmas, as a remarkable three airline cards are offering 50,000 mile sign-up bonuses. We’ll occasionally get one or two at the same time, but we rarely have three simultaneously. Credit Card Bonanza You’ve got several choices if you want an enhanced bonus, so I’d take advantage of it now. Among your choices: …

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Dec 14

Miles Or Cash for Flowers

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A few weeks ago, I talked about the benefits of getting miles or cash for shopping online. Today, I’m going to talk about one of the items that pays the best: Buying flowers online. Note: The quality of online flowers is generally not the highest, since the companies work with partner merchants and take a …

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Oct 19

Reminder: Don’t Buy Miles from An Airline (Usually)

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This is why we can’t have nice things. I know that this is a subject that I beat to death, but it’s an important one. I get questions about the value of buying miles directly from an airline, but I rarely see a deal where it works in your favor. This Again? Over the past …

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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 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 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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Jun 04

Earn Miles with United And Fly in Style

Earning If you are a frequent flyer on United, this post may be for you. I recently got an email link from United offering 50,000 bonus miles to sign up for their credit card and spend $3,000 in the first three months the account is open, a premium to the traditional 30,000. The card gets …

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May 19

500 Free United Miles, A First-Class Sale and LAX News

MyPoints Is Back: 500 United Miles MyPoints, an online affiliate site, is back with a bonus offer, this time for 500 United Airlines Mileage Plus miles. MyPoints gives you points for such things as clicking on a link, watching a video or shopping through the site. While shopping through their site is the fastest way …

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