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While I agree wholeheartedly with the concept of not buying something just to earn bonus miles (99% of the time), I also agree with timing purchases with increased mileage payouts whenever possible. Today the stars aligned to time one of my purchases with earning lots of United miles, and maybe it will work that way for you as well.
I have been running low on some of my favorites from L’Occitane, but just hadn’t gotten around to pulling the trigger on replenishing those products. I had some coupons, some free gift offers, etc. but they had been sitting around waiting for me to restock my dwindling fancy pants soap bottles. However, when today I noticed that L’Occitane was paying out 15x United miles per dollar thanks to a one week increased bonus at select stores ina the MileagePlus Shopping site, I went ahead and bought what I needed for the next six months or so.
That order was enough to trigger free shipping, free gifts, and over 1,000 bonus United miles for something I buy a couple of times a year regardless. Even if L’Occitane isn’t on your shopping list, there are some other stores in the United MileagePlus Shopping site that are also offering increased bonus until Sunday July 16, 2017, including…
- eBags 20x
- Saks Fifth Avenue 12x
- L’Occitane 15x
- Gilt City 20x
- Lord and Taylor 12x
- Saks Off Fifth 12x
- LANEIGE 15x
- Athleta 6x
- Gilt.com 10x
Note that placing an order at eBags for 20x United miles per dollar would also stack with the new Amex Offer that awards a $15 statement credit on $75+ order at eBags.com. If you pay with a Citi card for your order(s), remember to track the price of whatever you purchase via Price Rewind to get statement credits in case it goes on sale in the next 60 days.
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