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Earn Up To 4,000 Bonus United Miles By Shopping

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Written by Charlie

Like AA’s and Southwest’s shopping portal bonus, United is also offering bonus miles for the back to school season. Unlike them, United has structured it a little different so that you will be getting up to 4,000 bonus miles – and that is in addition to the miles you get otherwise!

Earn Up To 4,000 Bonus United Miles By Shopping

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The United Airlines shopping portal is giving extra bonus miles depending on what you spend through them over the next $1,500. One of the nice things about this bonus is that it is cumulative and does not have to be at one store. So, if you shop at 10 stores and spend the $1,500 across those stores before the expiration date, you will get the 4,000 bonus miles (on top of the miles that you have earned through the portal anyway).

The details are:

  • Spend $125, earn 500 bonus miles
  • Spend $600, earn 1,750 bonus miles
  • Spend $1,500, earn 4,000 bonus miles
  • Spending must be done between 7/21 – 8/12

In addition to the bonus, United’s portal is also running a sweepstakes. You can enter by signing up and earn bonus entries for each purchase (5 entries each purchase) and 5 entries for opting in for e-mails. The grand prize is 100,000 miles and $2,500 while three 1st place prizes will be 20,000 miles.

The shopping bonus is a great way to get some increased miles this shopping season and if it happens to enter you for a chance to win more miles, that’s good too! 🙂

You can read about all of that here.

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About the author


Charlie has been an avid traveler and runner for many years. He has run in marathons around the world for less than it would cost to travel to the next town - all as a result of collecting and using miles and points. Over the years, he has flown hundreds of thousands of miles and collected millions of miles and points.
Now he uses this experience and knowledge to help others through Running with Miles.


  • Thanks for the post. I was aware of the AA offer but not this one. I don’t see how this is that different. Most of these types of promo are cumulative across all merchants as the bonus points are awarded by the portal on overall spend.

    • You are right. The only difference on this one over the others was that it goes up to 4,000 miles – better for those who are going to spend more.