Category: Turkish Airlines Miles & Smiles

United Club Card Free-fee Code Winners + More on Easier Ways to Get Star Alliance Gold Status

Happy Friday! We have randomly selected 6 winners for the United MileagePlus Club Card fee-free codes (to those not selected, don’t give up yet! You may still be able to get the card for free for your first year).

Thanks to our reader WorldTraveler1’s comment, we have an update on the Turkish Airlines’ elite status match.

Finally, we will talk about yet another alternative to securing Star Alliance Gold status/benefits WITHOUT flying 50,000 miles each year (and hopefully keep that status for as long as this Greek airline stays alive)!

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Fee-free Code Giveaway ($395 Value) for United Club Card & a Potential Free 2-year United Club Membership + Star Alliance Gold Elite Status

This past weekend, TravelWhimsy and I visited Vermont again. After our Friday night red-eye flight from San Francisco to Cleveland (CLE), we stopped by the United Club at CLE and picked up 6 fee-free codes for the new United MileagePlus Club Card to give away to our readers. The Club Card normally charges $395 annual fee but gives you a full year of United Club membership. Key card benefits I value (I don’t have any affiliations with Chase):

  1. No close-in fee ($75 per ticket) charged for award tickets booked within 21 days of departure (award spaces typically open up as the travel dates get closer);
  2. 1.5 United miles for every dollar spent: this might be interesting to those of you who don’t want to deal with prepaid gift cards to get almost 5x points for all your purchases.

Besides the giveaway details, this post will also discuss how you might be able to get two years of United Club membership and Star Alliance Gold status for free.
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