Posted by William Charles on September 11, 2017
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Published on September 11th, 2017 | by William Charles


[Expired] [Targeted] Get Up To 3,000 United Miles With Qualifying Partners

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The Offer

No direct link (tied to your United MileagePlus number. E-mail subject line is “By invitation only: Earn 3,000 bonus award miles”

  • Earn up to 3,000 miles when you engage with qualifying MileagePlus partners:
    • Earn 500 miles for 1 qualifying partner
    • Earn 1,000 for 2 qualifying partners
    • Earn 3,000 for 3 qualifying partners

The Fine Print

  • Member must register online and complete qualifying transactions with qualifying MileagePlus partners. Registration must be completed prior to any qualifying transaction. Register any time prior to 11:59 p.m. (CT) on October 31, 2017. Only one bonus may be earned during the promotion period.
  • Qualifying transactions and qualifying partners:
    a. Miles-earning transactions with qualifying partners that are completed prior to 11:59 p.m. (CT) on October 31, 2017 and that are posted to the relevant member’s MileagePlus account by 11:59 p.m. (CT) on December 30, 2017 will qualify, except as otherwise provided herein. Retroactive claims will qualify only if miles are posted on or prior to December 30, 2017. MileagePlus will not be responsible for technical failures or delays that result in late posting or otherwise cause a transaction to be ineligible for this promotion.
    b. The qualifying partners are: MileagePlus Shopping, MileagePlus Dining, 1800Flowers, MileagePlusX, Opinion Miles, Lending Club and Vinesse.
    c. Some partners require membership in their program in order to earn MileagePlus award miles.
    d. Only qualifying miles credited to a member’s account will count toward the bonus mile offer.
    e. Any debits to a member’s account as a result of retail transactions that have been returned will negate previously credited miles.4. Other:
    a. Transactions must be credited to the MileagePlus account number of the registered member in order to qualify.
    b. Each member is allowed to earn a maximum of 3,000 bonus award miles from this promotion.
    c. Promotional bonus miles may take up to 6-8 weeks after a qualifying partner transaction (but no later than December 30, 2017) to post to a member’s account.
    d. Registered MileagePlus members must comply with all terms and conditions of this promotion to earn bonus award miles.
    e. This offer is not combinable with other MileagePlus offers. This is a MileagePlus sponsored promotion and not sponsored by other partners.
    f. Offer subject to change without notice. Other restrictions may apply.

Our Verdict

In terms of the easiest three partners, I think the following are your best options:

  • United shopping portal. Buy something small you need anyway
  • MileagePlus X. See above.
  • MileagePlus Dining Program. Dine at a restaurant you’d dine at anyway.

Fairly easy promotion to complete if you’re targeted.

Hat tip to reader Ian P

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I recently signed up for the American Airlines AAdvantage dining program. I seem to remember an earlier Doctor of Credit post that said a single company handled all the airline dining programs and that you could only belong to one airline’s program at a time. Is this correct?




Yes I got the same promotion with alaska airlines


You can definitely belong to more than one. The spend is tracked by the credit card you use.
I regularly change the program to which my various cards are linked in order to take advantage of spend bonuses that occasionally come up.
I believe the sign up bonus would be only once though.


This is good to know. I just signed up for the AA one and was going to try this one out.


My S/O received the United offer (I did notice it at 1st). Just-in-time being that I had 2 Groupon purchases to make on MileagePlus that increased itself from 2 miles to 10 miles/$ until today.
The only thing is that I use a separate browser for her accounts and when I went into her account to make the Groupon purchase it came up with my account. I was tempted to try it except for the “by invitation only” rule. I may try it anyway because the worst that could happen is that I get 10 miles/$ of in which I received on my account and should be in other people’s account which lasts until today only.


DoC, just came across this. I don’t know if this is new or if I’ve somehow missed it in the past:


Neither Groupon purchase has showed up in my or my S/O’s account. I’ve emailed them and am awaiting for a response. Until then I’m trying to find something small to purchase, at least for my S/O’s account.

Belcore Deborah
Belcore Deborah

I got the targeted offer but am wondering if it is bait and switch – I already use the shopping portal – under that partner it says ” Earn 500 bonus miles when you spend $125 within two weeks of your first sign-in. ” I tried to clarify with United Social Media (who knew nothing and referred me to the regular MileagePlus channel). Do you read it as ANY portal spend qualifies towards the 3 partner bonus or only if you have never shopped there and spend 125 within the first 2 weeks of being a new member?

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