We all buy products from eBay from time to time, how about getting some airline frequent flyer miles for eBay purchases? Normally if you use your miles or points earning card with Paypal to pay for the eBay purchase, we will just get only one mile or one point for each dollar spend.
Is there any way to earn more than one airline frequent flyer mile or one credit card or hotel points? Yes, there is a way available to earn 3 frequent flyer miles per $1 spent on eBay purchases. Keep reading to find out how you can earn more than 3 miles or points per $1 spend for your eBay purchases.
United MileagePlus App Get Miles for eBay Purchase
A few months ago I wrote an article how you could use the United MileagePlus X App to earn additional United MileagePlus frequent flyer miles. You can earn a lot of miles when you use the gift card generated by the app to purchase goods and services from brick and mortar stores.
What about online stores? The App also gives you additional miles for various online stores like Dell, Macys, Uber, etc. Ebay is one of the online store available where you can earn additional United frequent flyer miles. You can earn 2 miles for each dollar spent when you use the app to generate the eBay gift card on top of any miles or points earned for using the miles or points earning credit cards.
Purchasing eBay gift card using United MileagePlus X App
Open the United MileagePlus X App and sign on to the App using your United frequent flyer account number. If you do not have United frequent flyer account number, you need to get the United frequent flyer account number using the United website or by calling United Airlines customer support number.
Tap on the eBay online merchant option available in the app, and hit pay now to purchase the eBay gift card.
Note you need to buy at least $25 worth of eBay gift card, and you can buy up to a maximum of $100 worth of gift card per transaction. If you want to purchase a gift card for more than $100, you need to buy the gift card using separate transaction. For example, if you want to by $500 worth of gift card you need to make five different transactions that will result in five $100 gift card generated by the app.
If you are using the app for the first time, the app will prompt you to enter a credit card number after you enter the gift card amount.
Once your credit card is accepted for payment, the app will display how many United MileagePlus miles you will earn for the transaction. For example for my purchase of $40 eBay gift card I will be receiving 80 United Airlines frequent flyer miles for the gift card purchase through the app.
Upon successful payment, the app will generate a gift card. You will use the gift card number generated by the app to make your purchase on eBay.
How to use the Gift Card to make eBay Purchase
Using your eBay account, purchase or bid for the item if it is a purchase when you click the option to purchase you will be prompted to pay for the item. If the payee accepts Paypal as a form of payment, you will see an option to enter the gift card number as part of the transaction.
If the seller does not accept Paypal as a form of payment, you will not be able to use the gift card as per eBay terms and conditions. So before you make your eBay purchase make sure you payee will accept Paypal as one of the forms of payment. As for as I know most of the sellers accept Paypal as a form of payment, so you do not have to worry whether the payee will accept your gift card or not. The payment for winning bid process works same as the purchase options.
If your gift card value is less than the purchase value of your product, you will be prompted to pay the difference using the credit card or the checking account registered with your Paypal account.
If there are any amount left on the gift card after your purchase, Paypal will keep the remaining amount as credit, which will be automatically applied to your next purchase until all the amount left on the gift card is replenished.
How many Miles will I Earn?
Using the United Mileage Plus X app, you can earn a maximum of either 3 United Airlines frequent flyer miles or 2 United Airline frequent flyer miles plus one extra mile or point for using any other miles or points earning credit card.
- 3 United MileagePlus frequent flyer miles, if you use Chase United MilegePlus Explorer Personal or Business Card or United MileagePlus Club card. Two miles for using the United MileagePlus X app to generate the eBay gift card and one mile for using the Chase United MileagePlus Explorer Card or United MileagePlus Club card.
- 2 United MileagePlus frequent flyer miles for using the United MileagePlus X app to generate the eBay gift card and one mile or point if you use any other miles or points earning credit card.
- 2 United MileagePlus frequent flyer miles for using the United MileagePlus X app to generate the eBay gift card only, if you use non-miles or points earning credit card to purchase the eBay gift card.
How soon the Miles gets Posted
One significant advantage of United Mileage Plus X app is, if you use the app to buy any gift card, the miles gets posted within 24 hours. You can see below when I used United MileagePlus X App to generate the eBay gift card using one of my family member accounts; the miles got posted withing 24 hours and the miles expiry extended for another 18 months.
Using United Mileage Plus X App, it is an easy way to earn a lot of United Airline frequent flyer miles for your eBay purchases. The United Mileage Plus X app helps you to earn a lot of miles as well as keep your United miles from getting expired.