I posted about this promotion for a week straight last September. If you took part in it, check your United Airlines balance immediately. Its been a long wait, but today I made a grand total of 247,000 miles! This is the greatest mileage promotion I’ve ever been a part of. Something like this might only come along once a year, so obviously you should jump on it if you get the chance.
Today is the last full day to apply for the Chase Continental credit card. Some people with a gambling spirit are giving it a shot even though the terms say it disqualifies you from collecting a bonus on the United Explorer card. Click here to apply (25,000 miles after first use + 5,000 miles for adding a user).
Last year was so easy. I ordered 1,000 dollar coins every few days and had no problem meeting the minimum spend on any credit card. This year is a little more challenging. Some people are using WilliamPaid to pay their rent or mortgage for a fee. Personally, I find it way too expensive.
To me, a better choice is Amazon Payments. You can send up to $1000 per month to a friend using your credit cards. Yes, you could try to get around the $1000 limit, but lots of people who open multiple accounts are getting shut down. I play this one safe by (1) Sending smaller payments, and (2) Sending them to people with a different last name.