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Maximizing (and understanding) United Excursionist Perks

In the 40K to Far Away challenge, I was assigned Chase points.  I had a budget of 40,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points and $400 to go as far as possible.  The other guys had Citi and Amex points to work with.  And I was determined to make full use of the one most interesting transfer partner that neither of my competitors had access to: United MileagePlus. United doesn’t have a particularly competitive award chart (they…

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New Round Of United Mile Play Offers Being Sent Out

United Mile Play Promotion 09.04.19

A couple of weeks ago Nick wrote about United’s Mile Play promotion. If you weren’t targeted for an offer back then, be sure to check again now as United seems to have targeted a new set of MileagePlus members for an offer. The Deal Earn bonus miles when completing tasks with United’s Mile Play promotion. Direct link to registration. Key Terms Activities must be completed by October 31, 2019. Only transactions initiated after registration and…

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(EXPIRED) United: Save Up To 50% On India Round Trip Award Flights (8/20 Only)

United Up To 50% Off Award Flights To India

United has launched an award fare sale that’s offering up to 50% on round trip flights to India. The largest savings are reserved for those that have both top tier status and a United credit card, but there are still some good savings for those with one or the other or even neither. You’ll need to jump on this deal quickly though as it’s only available today (August 20). The Deal Save up to 50%…

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(EXPIRED) 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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