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Believe it or not, Black Friday is just over one week away. That means that the holiday season sales and shopping bonuses are also starting to appear. So far I still haven’t seen anything good from Ultimate Rewards, which it too bad since there were amazing one day points deals last year. However, United MileagePlus Shopping has now announced a decent online shopping promo.
Now through the end of the year, earn an extra 500 United miles for every $250 you spend in the shopping portal, up to 2,500 bonus miles. This is in addition to the regular miles that you would earn from the shopping portal and your credit card spending. As an example, right now North Face is offering 10x for United cardholders via the shopping portal (5x for non cardholders). Let’s say you buy $250 worth of goods from there. That would give you 2,500 miles for the 10x + 500 miles for this promo + 1x for using your United card for a total of 3,250 miles (or 13x) for your purchase. Not too terrible if you were planning to make that purchase anyway! Note that this shopping portal is often not as high a payout as Ultimate Rewards, but do some comparison shopping because it is higher in some cases, especially with this increased bonus.
Here are the details for the promo:
* Terms: Now through 12/31/12 11:59 PM EST receive 500 bonus miles with every $250 spent online through MileagePlus Shopping; up to 2,500 bonus miles. Returns, shipping and taxes are not eligible for bonus. Please allow 8-10 weeks for bonus miles to post to your account. The maximum number of bonus miles that can be awarded to each qualifying member through this promotion is 2,500 bonus miles. Increased earning opportunities are for a limited time only and at the discretion of each individual merchant. Please check site daily for updates to increased earning opportunities.
Thanks to this MilePoint thread for the scoop!