The MileagePlus X United App – How to get the most out of it

Posted on November 28, 2016 by in United Mileage Plus

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What’s the MileagePlus X United App?

If you don’t yet use the MileagePlus X app, you may be losing out on more than you think. From restaurants to travel buys, home improvements to clothes, movies to home furnishings and so much more, you can earn bonus miles with your purchases, including shopping online or when you’re out and about. You can earn double, triple or even 5x more miles than usual and you get bonuses for using a particular credit card.

If you have a MileagePlus credit card, you earn a standard mileage bonus for using it on your spends, but then you could also earn up to 5 miles per dollar spent for paying via the MileagePlus X app, depending on the merchant. As well as this, Chase MileagePlus primary cardmembers get a 25% award mile bonus just for shopping on the app!

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In recent times, there was an increased bonus with certain retailers like Banana Republic, Old Navy and AMC where you could earn 10 miles per dollar spent and we let you know just last month how to get 6x (or more) on everything via the app.

What if I already use MileagePlus Shopping?

Even if you already use the MileagePlus Shopping portal, you can use MileagePlus X to earn even more miles (and of course even more if you have a MileagePlus credit card!) For instance, some merchants have offers on both MileagePlus X and MileagePlus Shopping; you could use your MileagePlus credit card to buy a gift card for that merchant in MileagePlus X and then make a purchase from the merchant in MileagePlus Shopping using that gift card. You’ll earn three lots of bonus miles for shopping this way as well as the 25% Chase bonus, so you’re effectively quad-dipping.

There’s plenty of local and national participating stores, restaurants and online retailers that you can earn with on MileagePlus X, such as Gap, Lowe’s, Toys R Us and Dell. Right now, there’s more than 60,000 retail and restaurant locations in the US where you can earn more miles with this app.

How do I use the MileagePlus X United App?

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By logging in to your MileagePlus account you can find participating stores and restaurants where you can earn bonus miles on your spend. Say you’re at a restaurant and you go to pay the bill; at the register you enter your total purchase amount into the app and hand it to the cashier to scan. As in the example picture, your app will tell you how many bonus miles you’ve earned for your purchase amount. For a tiny bit of work, you can earn lots more miles for doing what you usually do with your everyday spend.

If you don’t yet have the app, you can download it for Android here or iOS here and start earning more miles today. Plus if you don’t yet have a Chase MileagePlus credit card, you can apply here to get some great travel benefits including the 25% MileagePlus X bonus.