United is running a promotion with their online shopping portal where you can earn up to 1,500 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 also a great way to extend the life of your miles! This bonus goes through October 13, 2017.
- Spend at least $150 and earn 500 bonus miles
- Spend at least $350 and 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’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.
Enjoy your bonus points!