Months of Miles Challenge

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  1. Stealth Traveler
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    Just got his email: not the greatest mileage earning but will work if you use their partners.

    Cheers.

    Thousands of partners. Unlimited bonus miles.

    Now through November 20, earn unlimited bonus award miles when you shop your favorite stores, dine out with friends, stay at a hotel, rent a car and much more.




    1. Register instantly or learn more at united.com/monthsofmiles
    2. Choose from thousands of great partner offers
    3. Make 4 transactions and earn 500 bonus miles - then repeat as much as you can

    Hurry, registration ends September 10, 2011, and offer ends November 20, 2011.
     
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  2. HaveMilesWillTravel
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    For once I was targeted.
     
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  3. HaveMilesWillTravel
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    From the fine print:

    8. Retail partner transactions must meet a $10 minimum product value (exclusive of taxes and/or shipping and handling fees) in order to qualify for this offer.
     
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    Argh... not targeted. I must either make / spend too little to be a valuable customer.
     
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    havnt got the email, so thanks for the heads up.
     
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    Got the email but doesn't seem all that wonderful but maybe I'm just not seeing how to exploit this to my advantage!:D
     
  7. Lufthansa Flyer
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    finally got targeted...just in time with SMD3 creating lots of opportunities.
     
  8. HaveMilesWillTravel
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    My first thought was buying lots of very cheap items from UA mall partners (iTunes?) but the $10 min rule kind of defeats that. $40 for 500 miles?
     
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    Plus the miles you earn from whatever 2x, 3x, etc from the purchase--not great, but something more than nothing I guess.
     
  10. Scottrick
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    I didn't see the $10 min rule, but still there are lots of ways to get the bonus miles. $10 buys two bubble teas at the cafe across from my local movie theater, and they happen to be the only Mileage Plus dining option I like. You could also get a gift card to a store you'd visit anyway. $25 J Crew cards have $2.95 added on for handling, so assuming you'd already spend $100 there, that's $11.80 for 500 miles. And yes, with the credit card, you might get 6 credits right there each month since there's regular miles, bonus miles, United miles, etc. and they all post separately.

    As fare as I can tell, it just needs to be a separate line item in your Mileage Plus earnings summary.

    Update: I have 21 partner transactions in the last three months, nearly all from the end-of-month miles posting from my MP CC. So that's potentially 2,500 miles right there without trying.
     
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    Right, but i would probably not go out of my way and drink up a bubble tea storm just for the bonus miles ;). If you need something anyway, though, it's a nice bonus.
     
  12. Scottrick
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    If my better half had her way, we would be there every day. :eek: (Honestly, as a connoisseur of bubble teas growing up in California, I can tell you this place is gold. Robotic tea shaker. Automatic plastic film lid sealer. And they always put enough bubbles in there so you never run out of tapioca before you finish the drink!)
     
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    On the other hand, I could probably manage $10 in beers a day at the dining partner around the corner from my office...heck, I basically do this anyway and just vary the locations.
     
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    My offer was for 3 (and not 4) for 500
     
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    What's the offer number for that? For me (4 for 500) it is MPM691
     
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    Hmm, quick glance at the equivalent FT thread reveals that some received a 1000 miles / 2 trx offer.
     
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    mine was 3 trans for 1000 miles.
     
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    I got the email and registered for the 4/500 promo via the link. But, I didn't receive a confirmation that I was registered. Also, when I go to My Promotions, there is nothing under Promotions Summary. Is this normal? Do you see this promotion listed under your Promotions Summary?
     
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    I was targeted with a slightly different - and it seems, better - offer. Complete 2 transactions and earn 1,000 bonus miles.



    1. Register instantly or learn more at united.com/monthsofmiles
    2. Choose from thousands of great partner offers
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    Make 2 transactions and earn 1000 bonus miles - then repeat as much as you can


    Hurry, registration ends September 10, 2011, and offer ends November 20, 2011.
     
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    Like others, I didnt receive a confirm about registering, and its not in my "promotions" tab either.
     
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    +1
     
  22. Billiken
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    Zilch
    Nada
    Nothing
    Maybe Col. Hogan took my offer :)
     
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    4 transactions for 500 miles here. Hardly seems worth the effort.
     
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    And the ref sent me to the box with rien, bupkes and gornisht :(
     
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    I'm embarassingly excited about this promo. I got the 3 for 1000 offer, and that can easily turn into a five digit mileage haul for buying/eating what we would have anyway! My husband got the zilch, nada, nothing offer, but the upside of that is we can just concentrate on putting the transactions on my account. Let the months of miles begin!
     

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