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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

(SEE ALSO: How I got a million points (and you can too!))

(SEE ALSO: Earning miles through shopping portals)

United Airlines shopping portal bonus

I got an email from the United shopping portal offering 1000 bonus award miles because I haven’t shopped through the portal in the past 12 months.  I would imagine this is targeted but check your email for a subject line of “Shop again and we’ll give you 1000 bonus miles”. I’d imagine this is targeted for people that haven’t shopped in the past 12 months, but if that fits you, check your email.  Mine came on September 1st (Friday)

If you’re targeted you need to make your $200 in purchases by the end of the day on September 8th (Friday)

  • Spend $200 and earn 1000 bonus miles

That’s 5 extra miles per dollar spent

The Fine Print

The “MileagePlus Shopping 12 Month We Miss You Bonus” bonus campaign runs from 9/1/17 through 9/8/17 at 11:59:59 pm ET (the “Bonus Period”). During the Bonus Period, Member will receive a one-time bonus of 1000 bonus award miles on qualifying purchases, in addition to the standard miles earned from shopping online through MileagePlus® Shopping. Eligibility for the one-time bonus requires Member to make qualifying purchases totaling $200 or more, during the Bonus Period. 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. Please allow 6-8 weeks after the Bonus Period for bonus award miles to post to your MileagePlus Shopping account. The maximum number of bonus award miles that will be awarded to an eligible MileagePlus Shopping account through the Bonus Period is 1000 bonus award miles. This offer cannot be combined with other offers or promotions. Void where prohibited by law. This bonus offer is only available to Members who received an invitation to participate from MileagePlus Shopping.


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