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United is running a promotion through their online shopping portal where you can earn up to 1,000 bonus miles by taking an extra minute and finding your online retailer through their site first! This is the first promotion that I can recall where you’ll earn more points if you have the co-branded credit card. This bonus goes through June 24, 2018.
- United MileagePlus Members: Spend $125, get 500 bonus miles
- United MileagePlus Credit Card Holders: Spend $150, get 1,000 bonus miles
For those not familiar with an online shopping portal, essentially you go through the shopping portal first (in this case United’s), 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.
This is a great opportunity to earn United miles!