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The last month or so has been pretty lucrative in the online shopping portal world, which is quite exciting for online shopping families like mine! Today United has a new apparently targeted MileagePlus Shopping bonus that awards up to 1,500 United miles for making some purchases via their online shopping portal. As to whether it will work or not via the link if you aren’t actually targeted, I can’t say for sure.
To qualify for the first 500 bonus mile offer, you must make a single purchase of $25 or more with any MileagePlus Shopping online retailer. To qualify for the additional 1,000 bonus miles, you must make two additional purchases with any participating online retailer, for a cumulative amount of $50 or more. You have from 10/22/13 (today) – 11/11/13 to make the qualifying purchases, so that should be super easy for most of us who shop online. Remember, you can even buy things like toothpaste, toothbruses, etc from Walmart.com with in-store pick-up to qualify. In other words, you don’t have to buy anything beyond what you would normally buy in the next few weeks, you just need to be more strategic about how you do it.
Here are a few additional terms: The maximum number of bonus miles that can be awarded to each qualifying member through this promotion is 1,500 bonus miles with at least 3 purchases and a total spend of $75 through MileagePlus Shopping. This bonus offer is only available for members who received an email from MileagePlus Shopping. Returns, shipping, taxes, gift card purchases, and certain products are not eligible for bonus; please see site for details on any coupon code details or usage restrictions. Please allow 8-10 weeks for bonus miles to post to your account.
If you are looking to take advantage of this bonus, here are a few retailers with pretty good payouts via the United MileagePlus portal. Note that the highest payouts are only available to those who have co-branded United cards.
Shoes.com: 21 miles per dollar through 10/28/13
OfficeMax.com 8 miles per dollar through 10/25/13
LandsEnd.com 8 miles per dollar
Kmart.com 4 miles per dollar