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Right now the United MilagePlus Shopping is offering 500 bonus miles if you spend a cumulative total of $200 or more from 5/16/ 17 – 5/26/17.
I know lots of you are very familiar with the shopping sites, but for those who aren’t super familiar, if you first go to the United MileagePlus Shopping site before clicking through there to make your online purchases at sites such as Old Navy, Gap, Anthropolgie, Aveda, Etsy, Macy’s, Saks, Target, Walmart, J. Crew, Apple and many more then you can earn United miles for every dollar that you spend at those online stores. It literally takes 30 seconds or less to add the extra step of first clicking through the airline shopping site to get to the retailer you are after.
This amount you earn for your troubles usually ranges from 1 mile per dollar to sometimes 15 – 20 miles per dollar, so it can add up over time and you can turn your online shopping into a United award ticket! With this 500 mile bonus you will earn whatever the regular miles per dollar payout is for your selected retailer(s) + 500 bonus United miles if you spend $200 between 5/16 – 5/26/17. If someone in your family has a United account they don’t use very frequently, this can also be a great way to extend the life of those miles.
I wouldn’t go out of my way to get in on this bonus, but if you have roughly $200 in online purchases to make in the next week or so, it may make sense to give the United portal preference to get this 500 mile bonus.