Credit Score

$500 Credit Sesame Giveaway

The folks over at Credit Sesame are having a $250 Summer Giveaway for new users who sign up for their site.

Although the potential to win $250 is a nice bonus, I think that the fact that Credit Sesame allows you to get your credit score for free every month is an even better deal!

Link To Sign Up For Credit Sesame & Enter $250 Giveaway

I have reviewed both Credit Sesame and Credit Karma in the past and both are awesome and are a free, no strings attached way to get your credit score every month!

You can read my prior in-depth reviews for both sites here.

If you haven’t already signed up, the $250 giveaway is certainly a nice added bonus, but I would recommend signing up regardless because as Frugal Travel Guy says, “Your Credit Is Your Most Important Asset”!

I am already signed up so I am not eligible, not to mention I have never won an online giveaway in my life, however in the past when I have posted links to free contests and giveaways, a few lucky FFU Readers have won stuff.

So in the event that any lucky FFU Reader wins the $250 Giveaway from Credit Sesame, I will throw in $250 of my own money for a grand total of $500.

Here’s to hoping that someone from FFU wins!


750 Free United Miles &

750 Free United Miles

I love getting “partner” offers from Airlines and Hotels in my inbox. Although it does take 2 minutes to sign up and you might get some annoying spam in the future, free points are free points.

Just the other day, we saw 2,000 free points from Priority Club, well now United has their own offering.

For signing up for MyPoints and being a member for 30 days, you get 750 United miles.

Link To Sign Up

If you aren’t familiar with MyPoints it is like a free online shopping portal / email promotion site. Basically you earn MyPoints for clicking on links, signing up for free services, buying things, etc. They do send you annoying emails but after 30 days, as it says in the fine print, you can close your account.

I had joined MyPoints years ago through a similar United promotion, got my miles, and then stopped using MyPoints.

Coincidentally, this afternoon when I was looking to renew my subscription to Time Out Chicago, I went to to check to see if any sites had bonuses for purchase and although I’m sure it is a glitch, it is showing that via MyPoints is earning 500 points per $1 spent or 365% cashback.

I’ve already done this United promotion, so I am not eligible and couldn’t log into MyPoints to confirm this offer of 500 points per $1 spent, but if anyone signs up, please let us know if this is actually the offer on MyPoints!

If you are a frequent reader of FFU, you know that  I love online travel and financial tools!

Not only do they make my life substantially easier, but they can turn boring subjects like tracking all your different financial accounts or different frequent flyer accounts, into something not so dull.

The current shortlist of my favorite travel and financial tools include:

Credit Karma – Free Credit Score

Credit Sesame – Free Credit Score

Bill Guard – Free Fraud Detector

Award Wallet – Free Mileage Tracking Service

Mint – Free Money Management Tool

Evreward – Miles Search Engine

Another one I forgot to add to that list is TripIt.

Basically, TripIt is an online itinerary tool.

Say you book your flight on United, your hotel through Marriott, and a car through Hertz, all the itineraries would be on different sites.

With TripIt, you simply forward all your itineraries to them from your email and they automatically compile it into 1 easy to use format that you can share with other people, post on Facebook, etc.

They also have a iPhone app, so you can pull your itinerary up on your phone.