United is running a promotion through their online shopping portal where you can earn 1,500 bonus miles by taking an extra minute and finding your online retailer through their site first! While this is a great way to earn bonus miles to increase your point balance (and extend your points from expiring), this bonus ends today, October 15, 2018.
- Tier 1: Spend $150 and earn 500 bonus award miles
- Tier 2: Spend $350 or more and earn an additional 1,000 bonus award 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. Ultimately, if you have $350 of purchases to make online over the next two weeks at partner merchants, you can earn an extra 1,500 United miles and that is on top of the miles you’d earn anyways for the purchase.
This is a great opportunity to earn United miles!