1. Better United Credit Card Offer
Free Frequent Flyer Miles recommends waiting to apply for a United credit card since there will be a better offer coming soon between October 4 and 6. Frugal Travel Guy says that it should be out on his birthday ( October 4).
So it makes sense to wait for a bit before applying for a United credit card. Remember that Chase only lets you get the sign-on bonus once per card type, so it pays to sign up for the offer with the most miles or points.
2. Stamps.com Cancels Subscription
Just when I was thinking that perhaps Chase had their act together with the Chase Ultimate Rewards portal (unlike the American Airline, US Air, and Delta shopping malls), we get emails saying that Stamps.com has cancelled our accounts because the offer for 2,500 points was made by a rogue affiliate.
I don’t know the ultimate outcome, but suspect that Chase will let us keep the points because the PR backlash (if they take back the points) may not be worth it.
Then again, Chase is probably the best run bank in the US, and doesn’t seem to have much appetite for handing out points willy nilly.
The Points Guy offered his thoughts on the cancellation today and I agree with him!
For now, the good news is that we don’t have to call and cancel our accounts with Stamps.com
I have some heavy business travel over the next 10 days so the blog posting may be affected. The good news is that I’ll get 5 hotel “hits” for the US Air Grand Slam!
Have a great weekend!