You can earn a lot of airline frequent flyer miles by shopping through the airline shopping portal. Few times a year the airline shopping portal will offer you additional bonus miles on top of any bonus miles earned for your purchase. Last year the airline shopping portal offered bonus miles for back to school purchase this year also you have an option to earn additional bonus miles for the online shopping purchase.
United Airlines is the first airlines to offer the back to school bonus miles offer. Soon we will see other airlines to follow and offer bonus miles for back to school shopping.
Earn up to 3k Bonus United Miles for Back to School Shopping
On top of bonus points, you earn for your United Airlines Shopping Portal purchase you can earn up to 3k United Airlines MileagePlus bonus miles if you spend $600 or more through the United Airlines shopping portal. Items purchased between July 21 through August 18, 2017, 11:59:59 EDT are eligible for bonus miles.
Bonus Point Earning for Your Shopping Portal Spend
|Portal Spend||Bonus Miles|
|1 to $149||0|
|$150 to $349||500|
|$350 to $599||1500|
|$600 and above||3000|
For example, if you purchase from Apple online store for a product worth $600, you will earn 4200 United Miles (for shopping on July 23rd only) or 3600 United Miles when you shop at Apple online store any other day, which works out to 7x and 6x miles earned per dollar spent respectively.
Please note the taxes and shipping charges are not included as part of the shopping portal spend. If you spend $620 at the United Shopping portal and out of the spend, $21 is taxes and shipping your portal spend is $599 only and you will receive 1500 United Airline bonus miles only and not 3000 miles which require a spend of $600 or more before taxes and shipping charges.
In addition to shopping portal and bonus miles, if you use Chase United Mileage Plus Explorer card you will earn one additional United Airlines mile per dollar spent.
You can also earn one extra mile or point if you use any miles are points earning credit card.
How to Shop Using United Airlines Shopping Portal
If you do not know how to shop with United Airlines shopping portal, check out the following link, available at the United Airlines website and learn how you can shop and earn a boat load of United miles.
Terms and Conditions
- Items purchased between July 21 through August 18, 2017, 11:59:59 EDT are eligible for bonus miles.
- This one-time bonus award will be determined using one of the following tiers, based on Member’s cumulative qualifying purchases made during the Bonus Period: Tier 1 bonus: 500 miles for qualifying purchases of at least $150; Tier 2 bonus: 1,500 miles for qualifying purchases of at least $350; or Tier 3 bonus: 3,000 miles for qualifying purchases of $600 or more. “Qualifying Purchases” do not include returns, cancellations, shipping and handling, taxes, gift card or other cash equivalent purchases, and certain products that are not eligible for bonus miles. Please see the MileagePlus® Shopping mall site for details on product eligibility and other restrictions. Please allow 8-10 weeks after the Bonus Period for bonus award miles to post to your MileagePlus® Shopping account. The Tier 3 bonus provides the maximum number of miles that will be awarded. Void where prohibited by law.
By shopping through the United Airlines shopping portal, you can earn additional miles for your online purchase and if you meet a minimum spend you can earn extra bonus miles on top your shopping portal miles earning. Also, the shopping portal mileage earning is considered as a frequent flyer account mileage activity and your United frequent flyer miles expiry date will get extended for another 18 months.