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United MileagePlus Lots of Fees Prepaid Debit Card

A couple of months ago, Greg wrote about a rumored new prepaid debit card: The United MileagePlus GO Prepaid Visa Debit Card. We wondered whether this new card would provide a new avenue for MS via mileage-earning PIN transactions. The verdict is in: this card won’t earn miles on PIN-based transactions and isn’t worth the fee for the vast majority of people. The Deal United prepaid debit card that earns 1X per dollar spent with a monthly cap of 2,500 miles…

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United creeps towards revenue-based awards

United announced today that they are making a long-expected yet still disappointing move in the direction of loosely revenue-based award pricing for some awards and are raising the prices of other awards (both on United metal and on Star Alliance awards). New “Everyday Awards” to replace “Standard Awards”. Beginning November 1, 2017, they will offer new “Everyday Awards” in place of “Standard Awards”. These new Everyday Awards will feature variable pricing that will fluctuate in…

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Up to 75K United miles with targeted MileagePlus Explorer offer

Greg wrote this morning about the upcoming United MileagePlus prepaid debit card and how it may become a way of amassing United miles cheaply and easily. If you’re looking to further pad your United balance, there is a targeted offer good for up to 75K total miles for the United MileagePlus Explorer card, and it only takes a couple of seconds to see if you’re eligible. The Offer 70,000 miles after you spend $3,000 on purchases in the…

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