Mypoints currently has a promotion for buying a Starbucks e-giftcard, which can be printed out for use, or loaded to a regular Starbucks card. If you buy at least $5, you'll get 500 points. If you are a member and already go to Starbucks, this is a good deal. To get this deal, click on Shop -> All Merchants. This may be targeted, but in my account, Starbucks appears first on the alphabetical merchant list. You may also have received a Mypoints email for this deal. I bought one and the points instantly showed. If you're not a member, United has a sign-on bonus of 750 points. EDIT: The minimum now is $10.