$358 Roundtrips to Hawaii From Tons of US Cities

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American Airlines and United are in a fare ware right now, both offering cheap roundtrip economy fares to Hawaii.

Earn 1,000 United Miles For Spending $1

You can earn 1,000 United miles by signing up for an almost free ($1) two-month subscription to the Wall Street Journal online by 11:59 PM ET March 9, 2018.

I value United miles at 1.6 cents each. I don't particularly want a paid subscription to the Wall Street Journal, so paying $1 for a two month trial and getting 1,000 United miles to do so is basically like paying $1 to get $16.

Act Fast: 20% Off United Award Sale Lasts Through Tomorrow (March 2)

Right now you can book award economy awards flying United to all of the following destinations with your United miles for 20% off the Saver Level award price:

Porto, Portugal: Valid for travel May 4 to June 17, 2018
Reykjavik, Iceland: Valid for travel May 23 to June 17, 2018
Singapore: Valid for travel May 4 to June 17, 2018
Sydney, Australia: Valid for travel May 4 to June 17, 2018

The primary stipulations are that you must book by the end of the day tomorrow (March 2, at 11:59 p.m.

15 Miles per Dollar Through February 19 At United Portal

United MileagePlus Shopping is offering big shopping portal bonuses at specific retailers through February 19, 2018 at 11:59 PM ET.

Singapore Awards Flying United Now Bookable Online: How-To & Tips

Get excited, because you can now book Singapore Krisflyer awards flying Star Alliance partner United online! Why should you be excited? Because being able to book anything online versus having to call and speak to a representative, which was previously the only option, is going to save you a significant amount of time.

55k Public Offer On United MileagePlus Explorer Card is Back for a Limited Time

The United MileagePlus Explorer card is now offering 50,000 United miles for spending $3,000 on the card within three months of opening it. This bonus is a limited time offer ending March 15, 2018.

This is significant because the United MileagePlus Explorer card is one of the first travel credit cards we recommend applying for due to the Chase 5/24 rule--the fact that Chase cuts you off to the majority of their lucrative travel credit cards once you've opened five personal credit cards from any bank--but only if its bonus is at 50k or higher.

Which Miles to Redeem on United’s New Direct Flight to Tahiti

United recently announced that they will commence service between San Francisco and Papeete, Tahiti (PPT) as of October 30, 2018. This is great news as it theoretically means more award space to a destination infamously hard to book an award to. At the moment, the only direct flights between the continental United States and Tahiti are on Air Tahiti Nui and Air France, both of which depart from Los Angeles.

HURRY, BOOK NOW! Hawaii to Spain for Under $400 Roundtrip

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United $75 Trick NOT DEAD

Edit November 18, 2017: Three more positive reports in the last two weeks. This trick may never die. :)

In Don’t Pay the $75 Close In Fee on United (Trick!), Scott wrote about an easy way anyone can avoid the fee United charges non-elites for booking an award within 21 days of departure.

How to Book a Trip to Fiji with Miles

Fiji is a year-round tropical destination, known for its beaches, diving, and hiking.

Fiji Beach Resort and Spa Managed by Hilton

Fiji Airways (formerly Air Pacific) flies from Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Honolulu to Fiji.