1. Lots of drama with United Mileage Plus card over the last couple of days! As I wrote on Friday, the offer was increased to 55,000 miles (does pay me commission). Then later in the day PFDigest reported a superior offer that comes with $50 credit (does not pay me).
I’ve updated the info in my Bonus page as soon as I found out about it, as well as sent out several tweets. The point is: Always check that page before applying, as things in this industry change SO fast.
If you’ve already applied for the bonus without the $50 credit, you should print out the better offer page, and send a secure message to Chase, in order to match it. You will have a 99% chance of getting it, based on my prior experience. As of now, the end date for this increased bonus is September 2nd for both affiliate and non-affiliate offers.
4. Travelisfree has made an interactive map of Category 1 and 2 Hilton hotels, costing 5,000 and 10,000 points respectively. While there aren’t many Cat. 1 hotels in USA, there are quite a few Cat. 2. This could be of interest if you have relatives in that particular place.
It could also make a case for Hilton HHonors Surpass Amex that comes with 60,000 points sign-up bonus. Does not pay me commission and you can find the link in my hotel bonuses list. Read Travelisfree post HERE While you are on the blog, check out his excellent interactive map on IHG properties, sorted by categories.
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Leana is the owner and founder of Miles For Family. She enjoys beach vacations and visiting her family in Europe. Originally from Belarus, Leana resides in central Florida with her husband and two children.