Up to 20X United miles + 5% cash back at Sears, today only

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Today Only:

Sears is offering 6 miles per dollar through the United MileagePlus Shopping portal.  Sears currently pays out through portals both for buying and using gift cards.

https://www.mileageplusshopping.com/me____.htm?gmid=1000

You can stack this deal with the portal’s current 1000 mile bonus promotion.  Earn 1,000 bonus miles when you spend $250 through the portal.

Here’s how to stack these opportunities for maximum earnings:

  1. Go through portal to buy a $125 e-gift card, or reload an existing gift card with $125.
  2. Pay with a Discover card if you haven’t yet maxed out this quarter’s 5% cash back at Home Improvement stores.
  3. Call Sears at 1-888-396-5299 to expedite processing of your gift card (you need it today for the next step)
  4. Go through portal again to buy $125 worth of merchandise.  Pay with the gift card.

Here’s how the miles add up:

  • Buy $125 gift card: 6 x 125 = 750
  • Pay with Discover card: 5% x $125 = $6.25 cash back
  • Buy $125 worth of merchandise with gift card: 6 x 125 = 750
  • Earn 1,000 bonus miles for total of $250 spend
  • Total miles earned: 2,500
  • Miles per dollar: 2,500 / $125 = 20

Note that this math only works in the admittedly unrealistic scenario where you spend exactly $125 on merchandise and if you haven’t done any other shopping through the United portal towards the 1,000 mile promo.

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