How to avoid United Basic Economy

avoid United Basic Economy

Avoid United Basic Economy In the time since I published “How to avoid basic economy when paying with points,” United rolled out their Basic Economy product to virtually all domestic routes.  And, it turns out that United Basic Economy is the worst.  They offer no advanced seat assignments, no ability to upgrade, no same day changes or refunds, no overhead carry-ons, and no elite qualifying earnings. And, just to really make your life miserable, if you…

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Ebates Double Cash Back

In honor of the Fourth of July, Ebates is offering double cash back (or better) at a range of stores this week. Highlights include 10% at Walmart, 5% at Canon USA, and up to 15% back at Expedia (maybe). The Deal Double cash back (or better) at many stores through the Fourth of July (rates are surely subject to change at individual stores) Direct link to promotion Quick Thoughts Always compare rates with other portals before making your purchase. For…

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Wine for less than $2 a bottle

Update: Readers have shared some more great deals they have found and we have included how to get the cheapest bottles based on reader feedback. Thanks, guys! Earlier today, we posted a quick deal summary of several new Amex Offers out this week. If you’re a wine drinker, the Martha Stewart Wine Co offer may have caught your eye: Spend $50, get $40 back. That’s 80% off if you can spend exactly $50. On top of that, TopCashBack is…

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10% off Uber + 5X

PayPal Digital Gifts is offering 10% off on Uber gift cards in $25, $50, and $100 denominations. Additionally, PayPal Digital Gifts has been known to code at 5X on Chase Ink cards (though YMMV). Direct Link to Promotion If you often use Uber, this can be a great way to save a few  bucks. There is a limit of one per purchase, but you can likely purchase several. I’m not aware of a maximum, but purchases…

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New Amex Offers: Cheap wine, Tickets, Hotel, & Organic Meals

There are a bunch of new Amex Offers out today good for discounts on wine, tickets, hotels, and organic meals among others you may find in your accounts. Here are a few that caught my eye today: Martha Stewart Wine Co – Spend $50, get $40 (!!) back Quick Thoughts: I had this offer on all of my Amex cards. I have no idea if this wine is any good. In fact, I assume it’s pretty mediocre at best.…

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Flights to Europe from $90 one-way

WOW Airlines is out with a great sale on flights from various cities in the US to Europe with prices from $89.99 one-way from many cities for summer travel in July/August. Return flights  are always more expensive, but you could pair these with an award ticket home or a cheap flight on another carrier. These prices are also available into the fall. Remember that WOW will charge you extra for everything from seat selection to bags.…

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How to book Delta One Suite saver awards

Delta One Suite

A few days ago I booked three Delta One Suites on Delta’s new A350 aircraft to fly nonstop from Tokyo to Detroit.  Each ticket cost 80,000 SkyMiles plus about $40 in fees (¥4460 JPY).  If you’ve been following the excitement about Delta’s new product, you probably know that the best published rate appears to be 160,000 miles one-way.  Luckily, there’s a simple way to snag saver level 80K awards… Delta One Suite Delta recently announced…

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Last Chance Deals: Big time sign up bonus changes…is now the time to act?

Welcome to our weekly list of what’s ending this week as well as a collection of some of the best ongoing deals around. This week, there are some big time signup bonus changes coming — reportedly the currently-increased Southwest offers will end and the Hyatt offer will make a major change. Is now the time to sign up? I’m contemplating that question this week with you. With this week being the end of the month, there…

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Let your miles take you to the beach

Welcome to Frequent Miler’s week in review around the web, where we recap some of the interesting and useful stories we stumbled on around the Internet this week. The Best Ways To Fly To The Caribbean With Miles When hanging around casually in the summertime, I’m almost always in a Hawaiian shirt. I attribute it to my Puerto Rican heritage: my blood is tropical. And the Caribbean is tropical paradise within a stone’s throw of much…

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