United Economy Awards to Europe for 45,000 Miles Roundtrip (25% Discount)

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For a limited time, enjoy a discount of 15,000 miles on roundtrip MileagePlus Saver Awards in United Economy when you travel from the U.S. (excluding Hawaii) or Canada to Europe.

Link to Terms & Conditions

Quick Summary

Book: June 20 – 28, 2016
Travel: August 23, 2016 – March 31, 2017

Blackout dates: Offer is not valid for any travel occurring during the period beginning on December 15, 2016 and ending on January 8, 2017.

Stopovers & Open-Jaws: Open-jaw itineraries within the same region do qualify for the discount. Stopovers do not qualify for this offer.

[Miles Briefs] Multiple Gift Card Redemptions 25% Off w/ Amex MR Points (Home Depot & Others)

home depot

Follow this link to see all eGiftcards (make sure you log in) and look for the banner that says eDELIVERYSALE.

At 25% off, the redemption value is about 1.333 cents per point, and this deal is good through 06/27/2016.

I don’t think everyone sees the same offers, so some of these are possibly targeted. In my account, I have:

  • Banana Republic
  • Bath & Body Works
  • Chili’s
  • Crate & Barrel
  • Gap
  • Legal Sea Foods
  • Nike
  • Old Navy
  • Pottery Barn
  • Saks Fifth Avenue
  • The Cheesecake Factory
  • The Home Depot
  • Victoria’s Secret
  • West Elm
  • Williams-Sonoma

Which Credit Card to Get & Saving Miles with Geography

If you’ve been poking around this website, you’ve probably already seen the page Which Credit Card Should I Get?, but it’s been a work-in-progress, and I’ve finally finished it. Go ahead and take a look if you haven’t already.

For those of you who aren’t new to this game, I’ve also included a reference toward the bottom called Which Miles Should I Use? to show you the best miles to use for different regions of the world in economy, business, and first class.

canary islands

And, lastly, a new page I’ve added today is called How To Save Miles By Knowing Your Geography. Many mileage programs just don’t agree what part of the world certain countries are in. American places the Canary Islands in their Europe region, even though they’re off the coast of Africa, where United considers them to be. This makes awards there considerably cheaper with American than with United. On that page, I list the discrepancies I’ve found so far, and I’ll continue to update it as I add more mileage programs to this website.