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Win 300,000 United miles for your travel tip (for Chase United cardmembers only)

by on Mon June 2, 2014 • 2 Comments


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:

  • 1 Grand Prize: 300,000 United miles + a $2,250 check to pay taxes
  • 2 First Place winners: 100,000 miles + a $750 check to pay taxes
  • 10 Second Place winners: 50,000 miles + a $375 check to pay taxes

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:

  • Originality (40% of total score)
  • Usefulness (40% of total score)
  • Innovative (20% of total score)

Here are the requirements to participate:

  • You must be a primary Chase United MileagePlus card holder
  • You can enter up to 3 times with 3 different tips
  • Each submission can only be 250 characters or less
  • You have to make your submission by the end of June 16, 2014

And here’s how to enter:

  1. Visit the United MileagePlus Cards by Chase Facebook page at anytime during the Submission Period;
  2. Click on the Travel Insider application on the Page and follow the on-screen instructions;
  3. “Like” the Facebook Page (if you haven’t already) and accept the Facebook Permissions when prompted;
  4. Complete the registration form by providing the information required which will include your first and last name, MileagePlus number, and email address;
  5. Type your travel tip (maximum of 250 characters) in the space provided; and
  6. Click the submit button.

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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