Leveraging the United Excursionist Perk to save miles

The other day, I wrote a post about the Strengths Membership Rewards has over Ultimate Rewards. In that post, I mentioned that Chase only really has two unique airline partnerships: United and Southwest. I dismissed Southwest since it is revenue-based and thus without inherent sweet spots, and then I dismissed United by saying it has some sweet spots, but not as many as some other airlines. Since nobody else did it, I’m going to go…

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Wow: Amex knocks it out of the park with new 4x dining / $120 credit benefits…

Update: Amex has pulled these benefits as quickly as they were introduced. They showed up for some users earlier this afternoon but have now disappeared. It seems this might have gotten published early on Amex’s end. It will be very interesting to see if and when these benefits actually go live and whether those who enrolled for the $120 dining credit before the benefits were pulled from logins will get the credits. If you have…

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10% back on hotel bookings and other travel cash back at Ebates today

Today (9/20/18) only, Ebates is offering extra cash back on a number of travel websites as part of its Travel Thursdays promotion, including 10% back on Marriott stays, 8% back at InterContinental, 10% back at HotelStorm and more. The Deal Today get 10% back on “Ebates Hotel” bookings and increased cash back at a number of sites including 10% back at Marriott and 8% back at InterContinental Hotels. Direct link to this promotion Key Terms Ends at 11:59pm Pacific time 9/20/18…

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Update, not targeted: Easy $25 statement credit for Android users w/ Capital One [Targeted?]

Update: When we posted this, it was unclear as to whether or not it was targeted. It is not targeted. I have since received the $25 statement credit from this promotion despite the fact that I did not receive a targeted pop-up. If you have a Capital One credit card and an Android phone, this is a free $25, no purchase required. See more details in the original post to follow. Capital One is offering a $25…

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Priority Pass adds P.F. Chang’s at LAX

Priority Pass keeps adding new restaurants to the program, giving travelers a credit for food and drink at the airport. The latest additiong is P.F. Chang’s at Los Angeles Airport (LAX) in the Tom Bradley International Terminal. This one ups the ante, with a visit giving you a credit good for $30 per person (assuming you have guesting privileges). The Deal P.F. Chang’s at LAX Airport’s Tom Bradley International Terminal has been added to Priority Pass (cardholder receives…

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[Dead] HOT deal: 5x LifeMiles with hotel bookings (30K on $390 booking)

Avianca LifeMiles is offering a promotion today, 9/19 only from 1pm CT to 6pm CT: Earn 5x miles with a hotel booking. That could work out to have some really awesome deals — where you might feel like you’re buying miles and getting a hotel stay for free or vice versa. The Deal September 19th from 1pm CT to 6pm CT only, get 5x LifeMiles on hotel bookings (earn up to 60K per night) Direct link to this promotion Key Terms…

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Delta award flash sale from 5K each way (includes popular events like SXSW, Sundance, etc)

The hits keep right on coming with Delta flash sales lately, with this week’s sale having a number of routes on sale for less than 10K each way. Most of the options this week are relatively short routes, but there are some gems like Austin to Seattle (or vice versa) for 7K each way plus $5.60 in tax. The Deal Delta flash sale on Fall/Winter travel on select domestic routes from 5K each way plus taxes & fees. Direct link to…

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International Roaming: AT&T / Verizon vs. Project Fi vs. T-Mobile vs. Sprint vs. SIMS vs. Hotspots

Pondering international roaming options… My family has been with AT&T wireless for years.  Service has been good, and we locked in an old mobile share plan (a type of family plan) that makes the service relatively cheap for unlimited talk & text, and more than enough high-speed data for the 5 of us on this plan (30 GB per month, plus rollover of unused data from previous month). The problem is that we’ve been traveling…

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Amex SPG Spending Bonus: 10k Points On $4k Spend / 15k Points On $6k Spend (Targeted)

SPG American Express spending bonus

American Express is offering some existing cardholders of the personal SPG card a targeted bonus when meeting certain spend requirements. I received an offer on my card, but it seems like there might be different targeted offers. The Deal Earn 10,000 bonus points when spending $4,000 and an additional 5,000 bonus points when spending an additional $2,000. Key Terms Registration required by October 31, 2018. Spending must be completed by November 30, 2018. Quick Thoughts…

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