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I hesitate to post about targeted deals, but I just get too excited about United/Continental miles to not share this one. There also seem to be a fair number of targeted folks, at least according to the Flyertalk thread that I quickly read, so I decided to share the good news!
I received an email late last night from United that talks about their MileagePlus – Months of Miles Challenge. Basically, you get bonus miles for every x number of transactions you make with their partners. There are different versions of this deal out there. I am aware of these versions:
- 1,000 bonus miles for every 2 transactions
- 1,000 bonus miles for every 3 transactions – I got this one
- 500 bonus miles for every 4 transactions
The list of partners that can count towards earning transactions is pretty substantial. It includes hotel and rental cars, but also their shopping and dining programs. Shopping via the United shopping portal and utilizing their United MileagePlus Dining program are where you can really rack up the transactions quickly! The terms say that retail transactions must be of at least $10 (excluding tax and shipping) to count. The above referenced Flyertalk thread lists some quick ways to start racking in high numbers of transactions such as ordering gift cards from retailers via the shopping mall – (careful though, gift cards are excluded for some retailers). Here is a screen shot from the promo that highlights available retailers. Though, the United credit card seems to be excluded, so not sure why it is shown?!
I don’t plan to make transactions solely for the purpose of up-ing my transaction count for this promo, but I will be giving a strong preference to eating at restaurants that participate in the United Dining Program and making my online purchases through the United Shopping portal through November 20th. My family can easily bring in several extra thousand miles per month for the next few months thanks to this promotion!
Check your email carefully to see if you or any of your family members were targeted for this promo. I have no status with United and only earn United miles through their shopping and dining programs. The “targeted audience” for this one seems to be all over the map. From non-status UA members (like me) to 1K (elite) United flyers. Fingers crossed that you were targeted as well! 🙂
If you are interested in the “nitty gritty”, here is a copy of the Terms and Conditions.
Now it’s time to decide which United dining partner I will be selecting to eat lunch with today. Decisions, decisions!
Were you targeted for this promo? Which version did you get? What will you be doing to make the most of this promotion?