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Alaska, United & Southwest Shopping Portal Bonuses: Earn Up To 2,500 Bonus Miles

United MileagePlus Shopping Portal Bonus

The Alaska, United and Southwest shopping portals are all offering bonus miles for the next few weeks. They’re offering different bonuses at different spending thresholds, so here are the details about all of them. United MileagePlus The Deal & Key Terms Spend $150 & get 500 bonus miles (3.33x) Spend $350 & get 1,500 bonus miles (4.29x) Spend $600 & get 2,500 bonus miles (4.17x) Expires August 18, 2019. Direct link to offer. Alaska Mileage…

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Finding United MileagePlus 5K Awards

I recently posted the fact that almost all award flights within Japan cost only 5K United miles one-way.  That’s cool both because 5K is a cheap price to pay and because it’s a cheap way to initiate a United Excursionist Perk.  That means that you can fly round-trip within Japan for 10K miles and, if you can fit it in-between those two flights, you can make your way to another country/region and fly for free…

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BP & United Partnership To End On September 30

United & BP Partnership Ending

Following my updated post earlier today about the GetUpside app, Vaibhav mentioned in the comments that the partnership with BP and United would be coming to an end. Sure enough, BP sent out an email to Driver Rewards members this afternoon confirming that the partnership will be ending in a few months. The joint program didn’t last for long as it was only launched about 18 months ago. It was a mildly interesting program as…

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Fly around Japan for 5K each way, and add a free Excursion [Sweet-spot spotlight]

Nick previously published a similar post: Fly around Japan for 4.5K each way with British Airways Avios [Sweet-spot spotlight].  But then the BA devaluation happened (see: BA devaluation not so bad after all).  Now, it costs 6,000 Avios each way to fly around Japan.  Don’t worry though: all is not lost! Thanks to my research for the 40K to Far Away Challenge, I found a better option for those with United miles or Chase points…

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United Excursionist Perk Maps. Visualize regions to optimize awards.

In my opinion, the United Excursionist Perk is one of the best aspects of United’s MileagePlus program.  What is the Excursionist Perk?  When you book an award trip using United miles, and your travel begins and ends in the same region, you can get a free one-way within a single region of the world that isn’t your region of origin. The intent of this feature is to allow you to visit multiple cities on one…

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Greg’s Chase Ultimate Rewards battle plans

The 40K to Far Away challenge is on! Nick, Stephen, and I each have a budget of 40K points and $400 to go as far away as we can.  Nick is working with Citi ThankYou points, Stephen is working with Amex Membership Rewards points, and I have Chase Ultimate Rewards points. The rules of this game are purposely unclear (see the original post for details), but I plan to win.  As Nick pointed out yesterday,…

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(EXPIRED) United & American Airlines Shopping Portals: Earn 500-1,000 Bonus Miles

United MileagePlus Shopping 500 1,000 Mile Bonus

The United and American Airlines shopping portals are both offering bonus miles for the next week or two when hitting spending thresholds. Deal 1 – United MileagePlus Shopping Spend $150 and earn 500 bonus miles. Spend $300 and earn 1,000 bonus miles. Offer valid June 10-23, 2019. Direct link to offer. Deal 2 – American Airlines AAdvantage eShopping Spend $200 and earn 500 bonus miles Offer valid June 10-16, 2019. Direct link to offer. Quick…

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The bright sides of the United award chart purge

This morning I published a mostly negative look at United’s decision to eliminate their award chart: Fallout from the United award chart obliteration.  But the news isn’t all bad.  There are, or may be, big advantages. Here’s my “glass is 3/4th full” look at the idea of United eliminating award charts by November 15th 2019: The Excursionist Perk hack gets cheaper One of the features of Unites MileagePlus program is the Excursionist Perk.  This feature…

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(EXPIRED) American Airlines & United Shopping Portal Mystery Bonuses – Check To See Your Offer

American Airlines Shopping Portal Mystery Bonus

Both the American Airlines and United shopping portals are offering a limited time mystery bonus when shopping online. The Deals & Key Terms American Airlines Direct link to offer. Offer valid April 8-13, 2019. United Direct link to offer. Offer valid April 8-12, 2019. Quick Thoughts The bonus miles and spend requirements are targeted, so you’ll need to log in to the shopping portal accounts to see your offers. Both of mine were ‘Earn 500…

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