Everyone should sign up for Netflix at one point or another, if only for the mileage bonus. I hardly watch movies and am definitely not interested in actually keeping a Netflix subscription, but for the initial mileage bonus it’s definitely worth doing. While airlines always offer bonuses for signing up, some deals are better than others. Right now United is offering 2,000 bonus miles for signing up and an extra 2,000 miles for paying with a Mileage Plus Visa, for a grand total of 4,000 miles. Just sign up for a one month membership for $8.99, and you’re looking at paying less than a quarter cent per mile. Just remember to cancel within a month. It’s also worth noting that this is “once in a lifetime,” so choose when you sign up carefully.
If you have the Mileage Plus Visa and you collect United miles this is a great deal. If not, wait. American offered 3,000 miles for signing up (no strings attached) a while back, and I’m sure we’ll see something similar again soon.