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Convert Ultimate Rewards to US Airways / American miles

This is a limited time opportunity that may be useful for some with very large Ultimate Rewards and/or Marriott Rewards balances.  As you probably know, US Airways is running a promotion through the end of April in which you will get a 50% bonus when you convert hotel points to US Airways miles (details here).  My first thought was to convert my Wyndham points to miles, but then I read Lucky’s advice: This would also…

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Is the United card worth keeping?

Every couple of weeks, I get an email like this one inviting me to earn up to 65K United Miles for signing up for the Chase MileagePlus Explorer card: In reality, I see this as a 55K signup offer.  You get 50K after spending $1000 and another 5K for adding an authorized user.  The final 10K requires $25K in spend per year.  That’s not really part of the signup offer – it’s really just the…

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NOTE: Since this post was originally written, US Airways no longer offers miles for shopping at Amazon.  Also, Hawaiian airline miles have droppe to 1 mile per dollar. Others have previously posted this, but I think this is worth a reminder.  Both US Airways and Hawaiian Airlines have shopping portals that award miles for purchases that are initiated through their portal.  US Airways gives 1 mile per dollar spent at Amazon, whereas Hawaiian Airlines…

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