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. Whenever I make an online purchase I always check to see which shopping portal has the best bonus.
Apple is a retailer that generally doesn’t discount much, though today there’s an opportunity to score quite a few miles on an Apple purchase.
Today only (Wednesday, October 11, 2017), United MileagePlus Shopping is offering 6x miles per dollar spent on Apple purchases. This is a significant increase over the usual single mile per dollar offered for Apple purchases.
The terms on this offer are as follows:
Please note these terms & conditions: Rewards are issued by this site, not Apple. iPhone X, Apple Watch Series 3 and Apple TV 4K are not eligible. Newly released products may not be eligible. Additional products not eligible are: gift cards, gift wrap, Bose products, and expedited shipping. Apple sells and ships products to end user customers only; you may not purchase for resale. Eligible only to a customer for up to five (5) units per eligible product, except iPhone, in which case only two (2) units within a thirty-day (30-day) period are eligible. Employee Purchase Plan sites are not eligible. Not eligible on purchases made with coupon or discount codes that are not found on this site. Not eligible on gift cards, gift certificates or any other similar cash equivalents.
From the above it’s worth specifically pointing out that iPhone X, Apple Watch Series 3, and Apple TV 4K purchases are not eligible, and newly released products “may not be eligible.”
On top of the bonus on Apple purchases specifically, keep in mind that this can be stacked with the current fall bonus being offered for all purchases through the MileagePlus Shopping portal. Through October 13, 2017, you can earn up to 1,500 bonus miles for purchases made through the MileagePlus Shopping portal. Specifically, the promotion works as follows:
- Spend $150, earn 500 bonus miles
- Spend $350, earn 1,500 bonus miles
The promotions can be stacked, meaning that a $350 purchase would earn you 3,600 MileagePlus miles, which is over 10x miles per dollar spent. That’s an excellent return.
It’s pretty rare to see bonuses this good for purchases of Apple products, given that it’s not a brand that discounts much. If you’re in the market for any Apple products, I’d seriously consider buying today under this offer.
(Tip of the hat to The Points Guy)