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About Grant

Grant is an expert in frequent flyer miles, hotel loyalty points, credit card rewards, and cash back deals. He also has a pretty cool travel blog. Find him on Twitter @travelwithgrant.

United Airlines Buy Miles Mystery Offer: Up to 100% Bonus Miles (Ends Today – May 24)

Updated at 10pm PT on 5/10: It looks like some readers are getting up to 100% bonus offers from United Airlines.


Good afternoon everyone.  United Airlines has a great buy miles promo currently running through May 24.  It is a mystery offer, so depending on your account, you may see an offer for up to 75% bonus, or you might see a higher or lower offer.  I checked my family’s United Airlines account and 75% bonus was the highest offer I saw, but it is possible that there are higher bonuses too.  If you are a few hundred / thousand United Airlines miles away from redeeming for an award ticket, it might be a great idea to buy the remaining United Airlines miles.  This promo runs for 2 more weeks and ends on May 24, so you have 2 weeks to decide.  If you want to see other buy miles and hotel points promos, click here.

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Today Only: Buy $50 Chili’s eGC & Get 2 $10 Bonus Cards Free

(Hat Tip to my friend Kal for the heads up)

Today only, Chili’s is offering a great eGC deal.  If you buy a $50 Chili’s eGC, you can get 2 $10 bonus cards for free (bonus cards valid through July 31, 2018).  I’m not sure what the limit is for the number of orders you can place, but if you place more than 1 order, please let me know if your order goes through.

If you have any questions, please let me know.  Happy shopping everyone!

Downgrade to No Annual Fee Barclays Arrival Credit Card & Get 1,000 Bonus Arrival Miles

Good morning everyone, I have a short post today regarding my Barclays Arrival Credit Card.  A few weeks ago, I wrote Barclays Arrival Plus Credit Card: Redeem 2,500 Points for $25 Travel Statement Credit (Only Toward $89 Annual Fee).  After redeeming 2,500 Barclays Arrival Miles for a $25 travel statement credit toward the $89 annual fee, I called Barclays to downgrade to the no annual fee Barclays Arrival Credit Card.  The new credit card arrived a few days ago, along with the following letter.  I can earn 1,000 bonus Barclays Arrival Miles after making my first purchase.  That sounded like a no brainer, so I made a $25 travel purchase.

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New Kickstarter Campaign to Make Private Phone Calls Anywhere (Bloxvox)

Good afternoon everyone.  My friend, Greg, just launched a new Kickstarter campaign to help people make private phone calls wherever they are (office, airport, loud public place, etc.).  Check out the video to see how the Bloxvox works.  If you are interested in funding the Kickstarter campaign, click here.

Would you buy, wear, or use Bloxvox?  Please let me know what you think below.  Have a great day everyone!

Bank of the West Customers: Get $10 for Making 3 Bill Payments (New Members Only) [$10 Bonus Posted]

Updated at 6am PT on 5/22: I just wanted to update this post and let readers know that the $10 bill pay bonus posted.  I made bill payments on 4/9, 4/16, and 4/16; and received the $10 bonus on 5/15.  It looks like the bonus posts 1 month after completing the requirements or on the 15th of the following month.  If you have any data points, please leave a comment below.  Now, if only the sign up bonus would post to my Bank of the West checking account…


Good afternoon everyone, I hope your weekend is going well. I just logged into my Bank of the West checking account and saw this promotion. You can get a $10 bonus when you make 3 bill payments within 90 days of account opening. I signed up for a Bank of the West checking account last month for their $150 bank account bonus, so I am within the first 90 days of account opening. Bank of the West ran similar promotions in March 2017 and again in August 2017.

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