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United is running a promotion through their online shopping portal where you can earn up to 5,000 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 is in addition to the American and Southwest promotion, although this one is offering the most amount of bonus miles!This bonus goes through November 19, 2017.
- Spend at least $150 and earn 500 bonus miles
- Spend at least $750 and earn 2,500 bonus miles
- Spend at least $1,500 and earn 5,000 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!