Earning miles for shopping online is a great way to add to your mileage balance – it’s all a matter of remembering to click through your merchant via an online shopping portal. The rebates aren’t always competitive with cashback websites such as Topcashback. But this can change when a bonus offer is available, such as this one from United Mileage Plus.
Between now and November 19th, 2021, you can earn:
- 500 bonus miles for spending $100
- 2,000 bonus miles for spending $500
- 5,000 bonus miles for spending $1,000
How to Easily Meet the Spend Targets
I often find that the easiest way to meet these spending targets is to book one or more hotel stays via the shopping portal. When you are spending $100+ per night, it doesn’t take a long stay to accumulate some serious $$$ in spending. (certainly when compared to buying clothing, etc.)
The question comes up occasionally, so I’ll be as clear as possible. When you use a cashback website or airline shopping portal to click through to a hotel chain website, you are definitely booking DIRECT and qualifying to earn points, elite status credit, etc.
And, naturally, you don’t have to actually stay at the hotel during the period of the bonus mile promotion. What matters is the date of making the reservation…