Earn up to 2K Bonus United Miles for Shopping through the MileagePlus Portal

mileageplus back to school bonus

The United MileagePlus Shopping portal is offering a back to school promotion.

The Offer

  • Spend $250, earn 500 miles.
  • Spend $750, earn 1,500 miles.
  • Spend $1,000, earn 2,000 miles.

Key Terms

  • “Back to School” bonus campaign, which runs from 07/21/16 through 08/12/16 at 11:59:59 pm ET (the “Bonus Period”).
  • During the Bonus Period, Member will earn a one-time bonus of up to 2,000 MileagePlus® bonus award miles on qualifying purchases, in addition to the standard MileagePlus miles earned from shopping online through the MileagePlus® Shopping mall.
  • “Qualifying purchases” do not include returns, cancellations, shipping and handling, taxes, gift card or other cash equivalent purchases, and certain products that are not eligible for bonus miles.
  • Please allow 8-10 weeks after the Bonus Period for bonus award miles to post to your MileagePlus® Shopping account.

You can find the full terms here.

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7 Comments on "Earn up to 2K Bonus United Miles for Shopping through the MileagePlus Portal"

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Terri M

I tried an Extreme Stack, thanks for the inspiration:
-$299 Bose noise-cancelling headphones (cuz you keep posting about crazy coach class fare sales–have 6 hr flight in coach coming up, argh)
-United shopping portal (try to keep daughter’s miles from expiring +500 bonus miles)
-Signed into Staples (or Staples Rewrds? Not sure…)
-VISA check-out to get $25 off
-Used one of those pesky $20 Staples rebate cards
-Chase Ink VISA for 5x UR

Did I miss anything? Wish me luck!


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What a bummer gift cards are excluded. Last offer they specifically allowed them thru the promo period. Any thoughts? Worth taking a chance in case the bonus points from say a sears gc purchase post anyhow, as has happened several times before. Trouble is bonus points can take 30 days to post.


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