How to Earn 30% Bonus Miles With United Partners

May 9, 2018

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Chase United cardholders can easily earn some extra miles with United’s new promotion. The airline is offering a 30% bonus when you make a purchase or take a survey with five of United’s partners. You can register for the bonus here, and it applies to the following partners:

So if you shop through the MileagePlus Shopping portal and earn 100 miles from your purchase, you’ll receive a 30% bonus, netting you 130 miles in total.

You’ll be capped at receiving 2,000 bonus miles through this promotion, so you’ll have to earn 6,667 miles through the partners to hit that limit — earning a total of 8,667 miles in the process.

Note that this promotion is only open to United MileagePlus cardholders, although you don’t have to use your card to make the purchases themselves. So those with cards like the United MileagePlus Explorer Business Card, the United MileagePlus Club Card and the United MileagePlus Explorer Card should all be eligible. You’ll need to register and earn the miles by May 25, 2018 to receive the bonus.

An easy way to maximize this deal would be to stack the different partner offers. Buy a retailer’s gift card through the MileagePlusX app (you’ll receive a 25% bonus for being a United MileagePlus cardmember) and use that gift card to shop at said store through the United MileagePlus Shopping portal.

For example, you can buy a $100 Banana Republic gift card from the MileagePlusX app and receive 10 miles for dollar spent, plus the 25% bonus. You’ll get 1,250 miles for that and you can take that gift card and make a purchase at the retailer by going through the United shopping portal, earning 2 miles per dollar on that $100 purchase, or another 200 miles. So far you would have received 1,450 miles, but when you add on the extra 30% bonus and you’ll end up with 1,885 miles. Not bad for a $100 purchase!

First-time users at the MileagePlus shopping portal, MileagePlus Dining, Rocketmiles and Opinion Miles Club can earn bonus miles for joining the program, on top of the 30% bonus too.

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