MileagePlus Shopping bonus award miles through May 26

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As highlighted in my Methods to earn United MileagePlus miles, shopping is a great way to earn United miles.  Currently there’s a bonus award miles offer via United MileagePlus Shopping when spending $200+ at several retailers.  Is this worth your time?

Key terms

  • 500 bonus miles are in addition to the standard MileagePlus miles earned
  • Bonus can be earned only once per MileagePlus member
  • Bonus period is from 5/16/17 to 5/26/17

Is it worth it?

This is a question that we should ask ourselves before jumping on most deals.  500 bonus miles may seem like very little, but many of these do add up, and quickly.  That’s why it’s important to diversify your miles earning strategy, so that you pull 500 from here, 2000 from there, 1500 from over there, and so forth… So never hesitate to earn even the smallest amount of bonus miles.

Why I won’t be jumping on this one

I simply had no plans on spending $200 on any of the featured retailers, and a bonus of 500 miles is not good enough for me to justify unplanned spend on my end.

In conclusion, whether not you’ll take advantage of this bonus award miles offer depends on your own circumstances.  Make sure to use this link to land on the introduction page for this offer.  But rest assured, offers like these add up to make you points fit.

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