Another Magazines.com promo is out with an airline shopping portal! This means it is a good opportunity to get some United miles for less than what it would normally cost to buy them, if you need to top up. Oh, and you get the magazines, too!
Buy United Miles for 2.2 Cents Each (No Minimum)
Of course, you are not actually purchasing the miles directly. Rather, you are going through the United shopping portal and purchasing magazines from Magazines.com. When you do that, you will earn 45 United miles per dollar. Since you can buy magazines for as little as $5 (225 miles), this is a good way to top up your account if you are planning on booking an award soon. Plus, the miles post within a few days (typically).
Here are the details about this offer:
- Not eligible on automatically renewed subscriptions
- Not eligible on purchases made with coupon or discount codes that are not found on this site
- Orders cancelled within 90 days are not eligible
- Not eligible on gift card, certificates or any other similar cash equivalents.
As to the first part, the automatically renewed subscriptions, that is referring to subscriptions renewing and then receiving the miles again for that subscription. If you subscribe today for one, and it is to be automatically renewed, you will still receive the miles for the purchase made today.
Better Deals Elsewhere?
Yes, you will be able to find many of these magazines for less from other sources so weigh your options to find the best deal. I myself like the opportunity to pay a few dollars more to get thousands of miles so I may be picking up a few subscriptions.
In fact, when you go through the portal, there may be some magazines that cost more or are unavailable altogether! So, check out the prices on your magazine picks to see if this is the best deal.
At the end of the day, paying 2.2 cents per mile for United miles is not that bad if you need to top up. The magazines could just be looked as a bonus.
Give or Donate
You can buy magazines as gifts or even to donate to your library/hospital/school. They would likely be happy to receive them and you will get 45 United miles per dollar for your kindness!
If you would like an example, check out this page for the Los Angeles Children’s Hospital. It tells you what kind of magazines they would appreciate the most so it could be a good way to get some for something good without waiting to hear back from the organization as to what would be best.