Last week I explained how you could get 750 free United miles just for joining MyPoints. The signup is really easy and takes barely a minute. They don’t even ask for your life history, just some basics like name, email, United Mileage Plus number, zip code, and birth date. That’s pretty much it.
Well, I’m happy to say that the miles have already posted. In fact, they posted ridiculously fast. I think they showed up in my account about two days after I signed up.
This is really incredible given that United can’t even post miles from their own flights this quickly!
At the time, I mentioned that this was possibly targeted to holders of the United co-branded credit card. Well, my Dad doesn’t have the card but the miles posted anyway. So I guess that’s one data point.
Get 1,000 More Miles
Given the ease with which these posted, I’m almost tempted to spend the $25 at a participating merchant in order to earn the next 1,000 miles. I value United miles at close to 2 cents each, so this is like getting a $20 rebate on a $25 purchase.
Keep Your United Account Active
It’s worth mentioning that United miles expire after 18 months of inactivity. Well, this counts as activity, so if your United miles are on the verge of expiring, this is a quick and easy way of extending them. And since they post right away, it’s great for those who are up against the deadline.
If you haven’t signed up for a MyPoints account yet, I highly recommend it. There’s no deadline for the offer, but I’m pretty sure it won’t be around forever.
You can find all the directions about how to do it in my previous post. It literally takes just 1 minute of your time. Just don’t forget to check your Spam folder for the activation email — at least for me, Google kind of thinks that MyPoints communications are spam, which is actually sort of convenient now that I think about it.
Did you signup with MyPoints for the 750 United miles yet? Have they posted?