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United’s 70k miles offer will take you to Thailand

United Mileage Plus offer of 70k miles If your goal is to travel to Asia, the new United Mileage Plus offer seems like a solid strategy. While checking the new Basic Economy fares on United, I ran across this offer on the Complete Purchase page: 70,000 United miles $50 Statement credit $3000 required spend in …

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Credit Cards

One Year of Credit Card Churning

How I earned $3240 in one year with Credit Card Signup Bonuses Credit card… churning? It is a phrase I heard for the first time in 2015 after searching around on google for credit cards with signup bonuses. It is a practice, usually by frequent travelers, of opening credit cards just for the signup bonus …

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Credit Card Churning Pitfalls

Before taking up the hobby of opening multiple credit cards just for the signup bonus, make sure you consider the common pitfalls of such a practice. First, keep in mind that banks do not offer these bonuses in order to just give you a free vacation. They offer these bonuses because they expect interest and …

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Wait on Chase’s 5/24 rule?

Wait on Chase’s 5/24 Rule? Easily the best credit cards for sign up bonuses and travel deals are Chase credit cards. However, Chase is not stupid. They are not going to let travel hackers open each of their cards every year for the signup bonuses essentially financing their vacations. So, they only applicants if they …

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My Nearly Free New Zealand Holiday

New Zealand would not normally have been my choice for a vacation destination. At least not right now. I’m in my 30s and enjoy more cultural adventures, such as Southeast Asia. Free flight to New Zealand… But when a blog that I followed (One Mile at a Time) announced that it had found a (likely …

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Chase Freedom Restaurant Category double-up

Chase Freedom Reward Categories As you should be aware of, the Chase Freedom card gives a standard 1% points for all purchases all the time. However, every quarter, it gives 5% points for purchases in specific categories. Currently, that category is dining out. There is a maximum spend of $1500 to receive the 5% points …

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