In addition to paid travel and credit card sign-up bonuses, another great way to earn points is through shopping portals. For those of you who may not know, shopping portals give you additional points for buying products through them. We buy a lot of things online these days, why not be rewarded for it?
(READ MORE: Earning Miles Through Shopping Portals)
(READ MORE: How I earned over 1.6 million points in 2016)
Right now, the United MileagePlus shopping portal is offering a tiered bonus depending on how much you spend. This offer is good from today until October 13th
United Airlines Fall Bonus
United is offering a bonus through their shopping portal
- Get 500 bonus miles when you spend $150
- 1500 bonus miles when you spend $350
- Offer expires October 13th
If last year is any indication, many of the other airlines will also offer fall shopping portal bonuses. So you’ll want to take a look at how much money you’re likely to spend through these portals, and decide which type of miles / points you are most interested in. Almost all of the shopping portals are run by the same company (Cartera), so usually they have the same basic framework, though sometimes the actual spending and bonus thresholds are slightly different.
Good luck and happy shopping!
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Tried it with my most recent Amazon purchases [“designer” compression stockings:
1. Amazon 10 minutes, cost = $101.94, free shipping.
2. United Mileage Plus shopping: After 30 minutes and 5 levels at “the largest retailer in the world” I gave up, not finding what I wanted, 1500 miles $30 bucks not worth my time and effort.
In addition,.the United shopping app for smart phones is the most idiotically complicated app I’ve ever seen. It requires you to first buy a gift card at a bricks and mortar store then show the card to the cashier. Stupid, but that’s United, the scourge of the air traveler.