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In this video, we'll talk about united miles 50% bonus offer, tips for when you apply for
a credit card, hunting for the perfect visa gift card and more. Let's get started.
Hi guys. I'm Marcus Sortijas from street smart traveler.com. This is a frequent flyer news,
where we take a look at the top stories in the past week. So links to all the stories
will be in the description below. All right. First up Brian at the point guy
reports that united has a targeted promotion for 50% premier qualifying miles from now
to May 23. So you can register on the live web page and that link is in the description.
Although it's a targeted promotion, you might as well try to apply anyway.
Next, Jared at online travel review.com shares his tips for when you apply for a new credit
card. So his advice would be helpful if you're doing an "app-o-rama," also known as an "app
party." These are mass credit card applications where you can earn miles fast. So here are
his steps. Apply on the same day
Every three or four months Only a apply for one credit card per bank
Just be cautious It's better to apply for fewer credit cards
than too many. You can always apply in the next three months.
Next, the Frequent Miler talked about his hunt for the perfect visa gift card. So visa
gift cards are a hot commodity right now because of their potential for manufactured spending.
So here's what he looks for in a visa gift card:
Low fees Category bonus
Easy pin setup High denomination
That last one is important. You don't want that to get nickel and dimed little fees for
only paying for like $100 gift cards. You want to get amounts like $500 or more.
Here are the stores he went to: Kroger
Sears So for me being from Hawaii it was kind of
an interesting list because Hawaii has some of these chain stores, but not all of them.
All right, and last, travel is free talked about why travel hacking is better than extreme
couponing. So these are both two very addictive hobbies. So they make the case that travel
experiences are worth more than cheap groceries. And I'll also add that they're more fun than
buying groceries at the supermarket. However, though I can see the other side of the coin.
It depends on your situation. If you're young and single, or if you're young and a couple,
but with no kids, then yes, definitely go with the travel hacking. But if you have kids
and a family, I can see why cheap groceries, especially like cheap diapers, can be a very
good deal. So it really is up to you. That's all for this week. If you'd like to
get updates on new content you can sign up for my e-mail newsletter at www.streetsmarttraveler.com.
I'm Marcus, and I'll see you next week.