Hello Kitty Flights Return, Bluebird Reload Changes, United Award Sale To Japan & More


Nick usually publishes an Around The Web post on Saturday afternoons, but there have been all kinds of deals and news worth highlighting in recent days, so you get a bonus edition today!

EVA Air Hello Kitty Flights Return

EVA Air Hello Kitty airplane
Flying bear not included

Thrifty Traveler has reported on the fact that EVA Air’s popular Hello Kitty flights are making a comeback following their suspension for the last few years due to COVID. Select flights between Taipei and Chicago will feature this special flights, as will flights between Taipei and Bali and Sapporo.

Bluebird Reload Changes

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Twitter isn’t the only blue bird adding charges

Doctor of Credit shared that both Amex and Visa Bluebird cards have had some changes announced regarding reloads. The bad news is that cash reloads at Walmart will cost $3.74 going forward. The good news is that cash reloads at Family Dollar will be free. The bad news is that this means going to Family Dollar.

United Award Sale To Japan

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Mayim Bialik before Jeopardy! and The Big Bang Theory

Loyalty Lobby has details about a United MileagePlus award sale to Japan. The sale is valid on flights through May 18, 2023, but you have to book by April 7. If you’re quick – and if there’s award availability – you might be able to catch the tail end of cherry blossom season.

Targeted United Card Bonus PQPs Spending Offers

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I don’t think this is what they meant by pee queue pee

If you have any United credit cards, it’d be worth seeing if you’re targeted for any of the spending offers that Dan’s Deals shared about this week that can earn you bonus PQPs. Those should stack nicely with these separate targeted spending offers on cobranded Chase cards if you get both offers on the same card(s).

Google Flights Best Price Guarantee

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The latest spy balloon wasn’t very inconspicuous

A year or two ago Capital One Travel introduced a Price Drop Protection policy that gives you a travel credit if the flight you book through them subsequently reduces in price. View From The Wing has details about a similar new policy from Google Flights which could come in handy as it’s valid on up to three flights per year with a limit of $500 per year.

Blue Apron / 10,500 Wyndham Rewards Points Portal Bonus

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Colorblind people are allowed to take advantage of this offer too

This next entry for Around The Web is a little more local as it comes courtesy of Holly on my post about the current Wyndham Rewards shopping portal bonuses. When I published that last week, the portal was offering 9,000 for a Blue Apron signup and that’s now been increased to 10,500 bonus points. If you decide to take advantage of this offer, check your Amex and Chase cards for Blue Apron Amex Offers or Chase Offers to get you some scrumptious savings stackage too.

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I’m curious as to the differences between the AMEX and Visa version of Bluebird? Other than Visa being accepted at more places, are there any other differences such as fees, ways to load, etc?