Earn 50 United MileagePlus Miles per Dollar at Magazines.com

Sep 1, 2018

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If you’ve been thinking about signing up for a magazine subscription, the opportunity to earn bonus miles might be enough to push you over the edge. For a limited time, United is offering 50 miles per dollar spent at Magazines.com.

In all, the 50 miles per dollar offer is like purchasing United miles at 2 cents apiece. And while that may seem high, especially since TPG values United miles at 1.4 cents apiece, it’s easy to get more than 2 cents in value from United miles when redeeming them for premium cabin awards.

For instance, a nonstop round-trip flight between Newark (EWR) and Tokyo (NRT) in United’s Polaris Business class would run you 140,000 miles, or $6,231 if you pay with cash. That redemption would get you about 4.4 cents in value per United mile.

As for this United MileagePlus shopping promotion with Magazines.com, you can earn a surplus of United miles. For example, if you sign up for 54 weekly issues of People ($124) and 12 monthly issues of National Geographic ($39), you’d spend a total of $163. Based on the promotion, you’d walk away with 8,150 United miles — worth $114 based on TPG’s most recent valuations.

While not as lucrative, several other airline shopping portals are also offering elevated earnings for Magazines.com purchases. You can earn 40 AAdvantage miles per dollar, 40 Delta SkyMiles per dollar or 30 Alaska Mileage Plan miles per dollar.

New to online shopping portals? Here’s a quick overview:

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