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What's MileagePlus Shopping?
MileagePlus Shopping is one of the ways in which you can earn United Airlines MileagePlus miles – by shopping online. United's shopping portal currently has more than 850 online retailers where you can shop for millions of products with your dollars while earning award miles with every spend.
A highlight of the program is that here is no limit to the number of award miles that you can earn by shopping through MileagePlus Shopping.
Retailers include Sears, Foot Locker, Apple Store, French Connection, T-Mobile and many more.
How many miles can I earn with MileagePlus Shopping?
Many of the retailers offer 1 or 2 miles per dollar spent, but with some you can earn a lot more. Some of the higher current offers include:
– Earn 7 miles per dollar with H&R Block
– Earn 8 miles per dollar with 1ink.com
– Earn 12 miles per dollar with 1&1 Internet
– Earn 20 miles per dollar with Angie's List
– Earn 20 miles per dollar with FTD.com
Certain retailers offer a flat rate amount of miles earned – for example, AT&T Wireless are currently offering 2,600 miles for a purchase.
You can only earn miles if you click through the MileagePlus Shopping retailer links to shop, as that's how MileagePlus Shopping are able to confirm your purchase. You can't shop directly with a partner retailer and then ask for miles to be credited later. You also need to enable cookies in your web browser to receive the mileage credit while shopping, as that's how they successfully track your purchase.
What can I buy on MileagePlus Shopping?
There are plenty of retail categories to choose from, including:
Apparel and Accessories
Babies, Kids and Toys
Beauty and Health
Books, Music and Movies
Computers and Electronics
Flowers, Food and Gifts
Home, Garden and Auto
Office and School
Sports and Recreation
With MileagePlus Shopping you also get exclusive bonus member deals such as free shipping and money off coupons – you can search current offers with select retailers here.
You will see the the miles earn rate per purchase with those retailers as well as the current extra offers. Sometimes these additional offers make it so much more worthwhile shopping on MileagePlus Shopping as they can include gems like a further 50% off or free samples.
How do I shop with MileagePlus Shopping?
If you're an existing MileagePlus member, you can log in here to start shopping.
If you're not yet a MileagePlus member, you can sign up for a free account here first and then start shopping.
Once you're logged in, it's easy to shop:
– Go to the 'Shop Online' section of MileagePlus Shopping and click on any offer, product or store.
– You'll be taken to the store's website to complete your purchase. Only use coupon codes you find on MileagePlus Shopping otherwise your miles many not be credited.
– When the store confirms that you made a purchase with them, your earned miles will be credited to your MileagePlus account and they'll also email confirmation.