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Reminder: Use FTD promotional links for 30x United Miles
Typically Airlines will partner with vendors like FTD for special holidays and offer incredible earn rates per dollar spent. I actually used this portal to earn 30x United points over Valentine’s day. I periodically check back to see if the offer is still valid and it is! In fact, I just used the portal to send a good friend of mine a celebratory bouquet. Right now the portal is offering a 500 points bonus with every order in addition to the 30x earn rate. So if you’re looking to send a little something to someone you care about, I’d use FTD promotional links for 30x United Miles.
I love that it clearly informs you as to how many miles you’ll earn.
This is great for record keeping. Sometimes miles don’t post as they should and having proof of the offer and your order is very helpful when writing an email requesting credit.
Continues to inform you the earn total
And once again on check out
Get closer to flying in premium cabins by using portals for a higher earn rate
I’m currently collecting my United miles so that I can try out their new Polaris ( in the main picture, credit to united.com) when it debuts next year. I had a great experience in their Global First when I flew it last year from London to LA.
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Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card
The Chase Sapphire Preferred is a great starter card that earns Premium Ultimate Rewards that can be transferred into over a dozen partners many of which are US based.
60k Points after $4k spend in 3 months
Transferrable Chase Ultimate Rewards
If you carry this card alongside Chase’s cashback cards like the Chase Freedom Flex℠and Chase Freedom Unlimited® or the business versions: Ink Business Cash , Ink Business Unlimited you can combine the points into Preferred account and transfer into hotel and airline partners
Annual fee is quite low at $95 a year + you get a 10% anniversary bonus on points + $50 hotel credit in Chase travel.
- 3x on dining
- including eligible delivery services for takeout
- 3x on select streaming services
- 3x on online grocery purchases
- (excluding Target, Walmart and wholesale clubs)
- 5x on all travel purchased through Chase Ultimate Rewards – Chase Travel Portal
- $50 Annual Credit on hotel stays purchased via Ultimate Rewards/Chase Travel
- The begins immediately for new cardmembers and after your account anniversary for existing cardmembers
- 10% Anniversary Bonus
- Every year you keep the card, your total spend will yield a 10% points bonus. If you spend $10k in a year, you’ll get 1k bonus points
- Chase Sapphire Preferred® continues to redeem at 1.25c in the Chase Travel Portal and the slew of other benefits remain in tact including primary rental car insurance, purchase protections, etc.
- Points are transferrable to 13 Ultimate Rewards partners
- Redeem in the Chase Travel center for 1.25 cents per point
- No foreign transaction fees
- Suite of Travel and Purchase Coverage
- Primary rental car coverage is my favorite
We keep an up to date spreadsheet that lists the best ever offers: You can find that spreadsheet here.
Historically 80k is a very, very good offer and hit in both 2022 and 2023. In 2021, we saw the offer hit an all time high of 100k. Who knows if that will ever come back.
Cards that earn flexible points and should be used on the bulk of your purchases.
Cards that earn fixed points in the currency of the airline/hotel and can not be transferred at attractive rates. These cards yield benefits that make it worth keeping, but not necessarily worth putting a lot of your everyday spend on.