United is running a promotion through their online shopping portal where you can earn up to 1,500 bonus miles by taking an extra minute and finding your online retailer through their site first. There are a few different thresholds of spend and earned bonus miles, so earning something should be quite easy! This bonus goes through December 17, 2017.
- Spend $150, earn 500 bonus miles
- Spend $350, earn 1,500 bonus miles
For those not familiar with an online shopping portal, essentially you go through the shopping portal first (in this case United), search for your online merchant, and you’ll then be taken directly to that merchants online website. At that point, you’ll shop how you normally would as if you went to the merchants site to begin with. It takes an extra minute and allows you to earn points or miles on the way. The bonus described above is for cumulative spend and doesn’t need to be in a single transaction.
Enjoy your bonus points!