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Discounted United awards

Discounted awards are bookable now through December 31 for travel from January 12 – February 12: United Airlines is currently discounting several types of award flights: Business class awards to Europe and Central Asia on partner airlines are pricing the same as United flights (approximate discount: 18%) 20% discount on economy award flights to Hawaii and Mexico 20% discount on economy award flights to select US cities: Aspen (ASE) Bozeman (BZN) Durango (DRO) Fort Lauderdale…

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Up to 29X at Sears!

Update: this deal is valid through Friday December 12 11:59:59pm ET! Today only, The United MileagePlus Portal is offering 12 miles per dollar for United cardholders (and 8 miles per dollar for others). With a little extra work, you can increase this deal to as much as 29 miles per dollar.   Sears 12X: (thanks to several readers for verifying this!) 5X Credit card earnings Through the end of this year, both the Chase Freedom…

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Today and tomorrow: 10X United miles

Through tomorrow, October 22, the United MileagePlus Shopping Portal is offering increased bonus miles with a number of merchants including 10 miles per dollar at Nordstrom, Saks Off Fifth, Groupon, and more. Note that it is not necessary to use a United credit card to earn extra miles through this portal. Never miss a Quick Deal, Subscribe here. Quick Deal posts are intended to alert readers to deals big and small, with little or no…

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Lowering the bar and raising returns

Shopping through online portals is often a great way to increase points earned (or to get cash back) for things you would have bought anyway.  Once you know where you want to shop online, I generally recommend searching for that merchant on an online portal finder, such as CashBackMonitor, to find the portal that offers the best rewards for that merchant. For example, yesterday I searched for Macy’s on CashBackMonitor and found that the best…

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This, that, and the other thing

As we head into the weekend, there are a number of things on my mind… Shopping portal holiday bonuses A number of shopping portals are offering bonuses for holiday shopping: AAdvantage eShopping (10X): Through December 2nd, earn bonus miles for cumulative spend as follows: 750 miles for $75 spend, 1,500 miles for $150 spend; and 2,500 miles for $250 spend.  This works out to an extra 10 miles per dollar if you spend exactly the…

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Frequent Miler’s interview with United regarding their massive award chart devaluation

This morning I woke up to the news that United had overhauled their award chart.  Beginning February 2014, the value of United MileagePlus miles for international travel will drop to turd-like levels.  For example, round-trip Star Alliance awards to Europe in business class can currently be booked for as low as 100,000 miles.  Beginning in February, the same awards will cost 140,000 miles when partner airlines are included in the itinerary.  It’s even worse for…

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Waiting and watching for points to post

Last week, Sears offered 12 to 16 miles per dollar through the United MileagePlus Shopping portal and then 12 miles per dollar through the AAdvantage eShopping portal.  Many of us jumped in and bought gift cards, e-gift cards, and merchandise. In many ways, many purchases were a leap of faith.  For example, e-gift cards at Sears haven’t worked for earning portal points for quite a while, but at the beginning of these promotions the Sears’…

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Sears gift cards and the mysterious case of changing terms and conditions

Sears has been offering amazing bonuses through shopping portals recently.  First they offered up to 16 miles per dollar through the MileagePlus Shopping portal, and now they’re offering 12 miles per dollar through the AAdvantage eShopping portal.  Here are links to some of my posts regarding these deals: Up to 36X at Sears through Oct 12 Maximizing the 2 day Sears/MileagePlus 16X promotion Each promotion has been quick: the first ran for two days, and…

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