United Airlines has a Back to School promotion that can earn you some easy miles on top of the miles that you regularly earn when shopping through their portal.
During the “Back to School Bonus” bonus campaign, which runs from 07/21/17 through 08/18/17 at 11:59:59 pm ET, Member will earn a one-time bonus of up to 3,000 MileagePlus bonus award miles on qualifying purchases.
- “Back to School Bonus” bonus campaign runs through 08/18/17 at 11:59:59 pm ET
- Member will earn a one-time bonus of up to 3,000 MileagePlus bonus award miles
- 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 allow 8-10 weeks after the Bonus Period for bonus award miles to post to your MileagePlus Shopping account.
This is a tiered bonus:
- 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 more.
- Tier 3 bonus: 3,000 miles for qualifying purchases of at least $600 or more.
These spending bonuses usually give you some of the best portal rates around. Depending on your spending through MileagePlus Shopping, you can earn between 3.3X and 5X extra miles. Still compare rates with other portals to make sure you’re getting the best deal.