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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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United shopping portal bonus

All of the shopping portal sites are run by the same company (Cartera), so it’s not really a huge surprise when many of them run similar promotions at the same time.  Last year, there were FOUR very similar “back to school” promotions being run at different shopping portals, though this year I have only been able to find one, run by United.  It is possible that the other airlines will run similar bonuses later on in the summer.  The United bonus runs through August 12th at 11:59pm ET


  • 500 bonus miles for qualifying purchases of at least 250
  • 1,500 bonus miles for qualifying purchases of at least $750
  • 2,000 bonus miles for qualifying purchases of $1,000 or more

If you’ve got a few purchases to make online, this could be a great way to get some extra bang for your buck!

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