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Chase is offering lots of United miles for the best travel tips submitted to its Facebook page thanks to its new Travel Insider contest.
If you’re a current holder of a United MileagePlus credit card from Chase you could be eligible to win your share of a 1,000,000 mile prize pool:
This is not a random drawing. It’s an actual contest where you submit a 250 character ‘travel tip’ and there is judging of entries to determine winners, so if you have some unique tips to share you have a better shot at this than with a random drawing.
Here are the judging criteria they’re using:
Here are the requirements to participate:
And here’s how to enter:
Make sure you follow the steps above and don’t just leave your tip as a comment on Chase’s Facebook page as a lot of people have done. You need to use the entry form that’s accessible from the Facebook page to make it official (it’s pictured below).
Chase is assigning a value of 2.5 cents per mile for tax purposes, so the checks they give work out to about 30% of the value, which is the basic Federal tax rate for a lot of people.
Our guess is things like ‘free one ways’ and ‘maximizing stopovers’ are not the kinds of tips they will find useful or innovative, so stick to things the average traveler can benefit from and you could be a winner.
300,000 miles goes a long way, even with the new higher United award prices. They’re the most useful miles around for long Economy class flights to Europe, Asia, and more.
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