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Wandering Aramean
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Details on the new United Airlines MileagePlus GO Prepaid card earning MileagePlus points showed up online today, though one cannot request a card quite yet.

Comes with an $85 fee, 2500 points max earned per month and all sort of other reasons to not bother.

http://blog.wandr.me/2017/07/details-mileageplus-go-visa-prepaid-card/
https://www.mileageplusgo.com/

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Posted : July 11, 2017 3:29 pm
Pizzaman
(@pizzaman)
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Wow. That's almost comically bad. Well, no. It is comically bad. Why limit the amount of points earning per month? That should really encourage people to keep using the card....

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Posted : July 11, 2017 3:33 pm
colpuck
(@colpuck)

85.00 fee. LOLOLLLOOOOLOLLOLOOOLLOOLOOLL. I'll reserve judgment until TPG and "the thought leader in travel" weigh in.

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Posted : July 11, 2017 3:50 pm
HaveMilesWillTravel
(@havemileswilltravel)

Who are they actually targeting with this? Those who have no ability to get a real credit card and are bad at math?

Dumb.

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Posted : July 11, 2017 4:33 pm
ahappyelite
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They are targeting Wall Street. They have promised the fund managers an inexhaustible supply of scams, schemes, hustles, up sells, downgrades, baits and then switches. They are a law unto themselves-they have carved out near total immunity from consumer protection much less ethics. It's all about short term larding-with no concern beyond a few months.

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Posted : July 11, 2017 6:09 pm
Weatherboy
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Am I doing the math wrong? $85/yr but load it up with $1k/mo and spend $1k/mo and that $1k will get you $50 back. So for $35, you'd get 12,000 miles. Not, not as good as the credit card offer, but is $35 for 12k miles so bad? And if you "maxed" it out at $2.5k/mo, you'd get 30k miles and $57.50 back, incurring a net charge of $27.50. The trick would be to keep $2.5k in it all the time and spend $2.5k each month.

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Posted : July 12, 2017 12:58 am
Dublin_rfk
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Weatherboy, post: 2795119, member: 91508 wrote: Am I doing the math wrong? $85/yr but load it up with $1k/mo and spend $1k/mo and that $1k will get you $50 back. So for $35, you'd get 12,000 miles. Not, not as good as the credit card offer, but is $35 for 12k miles so bad? And if you "maxed" it out at $2.5k/mo, you'd get 30k miles and $57.50 back, incurring a net charge of $27.50. The trick would be to keep $2.5k in it all the time and spend $2.5k each month.

That sounds good. But it sounds like, dare I say it . . . Work?

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Posted : July 12, 2017 1:01 am