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One of my miles and points sayings is that it’s important to get your miles and points from several sources.  While most of my miles come from credit card signup bonuses, another potentially lucrative source of miles is making your online purchases through shopping portals

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1000 bonus miles at the United shopping portal

I got an email today about a bonus through the United shopping portal – from June 21st (today) through June 30th, you can earn 1000 bonus miles if you spend $250 or more through the shopping portal.


The fine print

During the “Summer” bonus campaign, which runs from June 21, 2016 through June 30, 2016 at 11:59:59 pm ET (the “Bonus Period”), Member will receive a one-time bonus of 1,000 bonus award miles on qualifying purchases, in addition to the standard miles earned from shopping online through MileagePlus® Shopping. Bonus miles will be issued based on Member’s cumulative qualifying purchases made during the Bonus Period: 1,000 bonus miles for qualifying purchases of $250 or more. Returns, cancellations, shipping and handling, taxes, gift card or other cash equivalent purchases, and certain products are not included in the bonus award miles eligibility calculation; please see the MileagePlus Shopping site for details on product eligibility and/or any coupon code details or other usage restrictions

(emphasis mine)

Other stores?

Since (almost) all of the shopping portals are run by the same company, they tend to run the same or similar promotions at the same time.  I looked around at the other portals but did not see any other “Summer bonus” deals.

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