Online shopping portals can be a great way to pick up additional miles & points for purchases you’d make anyway. Just for following a specific link you can earn bonus points in addition to the ones you’d earn anyway for credit card spend.
Sometimes it gets even better than that, as shopping portals have promotions with even better bonuses than usual. Well, there’s one such promotion now. On Friday we saw an offer for 15 bonus Alaska miles per dollar spent at select retailers, while today we’re seeing an offer for 15 bonus United miles per dollar spent at select retailers.
Through 11:59PM ET today, Sunday, January 22, 2017, you can earn 15 bonus United miles per dollar spent at select retailers.
I value United miles at ~1.4 cents each, so to me the 15 miles per dollar are the equivalent of a ~21% return on your spend, not including any points earned with a credit card.
Eligible retailers for this promotion include the following:
- Banana Republic
- Lord & Taylor
- Neiman Marcus
- Old Navy
- Rosetta Stone
- Saks Off 5th
- Under Armour
For Neiman Marcus, it’s worth pointing out that many people have an Amex Offer at the moment, offering $50 off a $200 purchase. You can stack that with this promotion, to get a great deal on a Neiman Marcus purchase.
If you’ve been considering making a purchase with one of the above retailers, I’d certainly consider doing so today. Taking advantage of this offer is the same as a 21% return, as far as I’m concerned. When you click through to the retailer you’ll just want to read over the terms to be sure your purchase is eligible. For example, with most retailers, the purchase of gift cards doesn’t qualify for the bonus.
Personally I think the Alaska offer the other day was a bit more valuable since I value Alaska miles more than United miles, but there are also some retailers on the list this time around that weren’t on the list last time.
Anyone plan on taking advantage of the excellent 15 mile per dollar bonus through United’s shopping portal today?