Don't miss out! Join the thousands of people who subscribe to our once-daily email or our free miles and points Facebook group with all the best travel news. Some links on this page may pay me a commission - as always, thanks for your support if you use them
I got an email from United this morning offering 500 bonus miles for opting in to receive emails from their partners
Clicking through to check my account, and I notice
As you can see, I am unsubscribed to MileagePlus Partner emails. I am sure that is no accident as generally I uncheck those boxes when signing up for things.
Is 500 bonus miles worth it?
That’s the question, right? I generally subscribe to the belief that free miles are free miles. With the new Google Inbox, promotions and marketing emails like this generally get filtered out pretty well, so I will probably sign up.
Only you can decide whether it’s worth it to you. It certainly could provide a way to extend any miles that are close to expiring.
Full terms and conditions state that:
Please allow 6-8 weeks after completed qualifying activity for miles to post to your account. Bonus miles will be credited to your account approximately 5 months after you’ve opted in.
Note that according to the promotion, you do need to sign up by August 31st, AND stay opted-in for 3 months. It does not appear to be targeted though I could not tell for sure.
What do you think? Is it worth it? Are you signing up?