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As I posted about last week, Netflix runs some pretty generous sign-up bonuses and they generally don’t require contracts. That means, you can pay $8 for one month of service, get the bonus, and then cancel. Unlike some other purchases that I make just for miles (like buying cell phone screen wipes and wine openers for the US Airways Grand Slam Promotion), I actually use Netflix and find the service fast and reliable.

This offer, which gives 4,000 United miles for signing up for Netflix if you have a United credit card (2,000 if you don’t have a United card), is pretty fantastic. Just like with the less lucrative 2,500 mile AA Netflix offer, if you already have Netflix, just use a new address and credit card and you should be fine. That is, unless you’ve signed up for a Mileage plus bonus in the past, in which case you probably won’t get the miles.

If you don’t have a United Mileageplus Visa, you can sign up for one here and get 25,000 miles after first purchase and an addition 5,000 for adding another user. Additionally, the $60 annual fee is waived for the first year and you’ll get a $50 statement credit after your first purchase, a $25 travel certificate, and an upgrade certificate. However, since some people have been targeted to get 50,000 miles for signing up for a Mileageplus Visa, search your email before you sign up for this one.

Offer Terms and Conditions:
Offer is valid to new Netflix members only. Each Mileage Plus number is eligible for only one Mileage Plus mileage award. Current and previous Netflix members and their households are ineligible. Cannot be combined with any other offer, including a free trial. Purchase or redemption of Netflix gift subscription is not eligible to earn miles. Mileage Plus miles will be awarded for a new paid Netflix membership linked directly from this page. Valid payment method and a Mileage Plus number required. Please allow 8-10 weeks for mileage to post to your Mileage Plus account. A Netflix membership is a month-to-month subscription that you can cancel at any time. Click the “Your Account” link at the top of any page on the Netflix website for cancellation instructions. No refunds or credits for partial monthly subscription periods. The number of DVDs out at a time varies by plan. For example, the 1 DVD out-at-a-time (Unlimited) plan is $9.99 plus applicable tax. An additional monthly fee applies for Blu-ray access. Certain titles are available to watch instantly. Members may watch instantly only within the 50 United States and the District of Columbia. A device that streams from Netflix (manufactured and sold separately) and a broadband Internet connection are required to watch instantly on your TV. Xbox LIVE Gold membership is required to watch instantly via the Xbox 360. See for complete terms and conditions of the Netflix service. (c) 2010 Netflix Inc.

Chase Sapphire Preferred Card

With great transfer partners like United and Hyatt, 2x points on travel & dining and a 50,000 point sign up bonus, the Chase Sapphire Preferred is a great card for those looking to get into the points and miles game.

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More Things to Know
  • Earn 50,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $625 toward travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®
  • Named Best Credit Card for Flexible Travel Redemption - Kiplinger's Personal Finance, July 2016
  • 2X points on travel and dining at restaurants worldwide & 1 point per dollar spent on all other purchases.
  • Earn 5,000 bonus points after you add the first authorized user and make a purchase in the first 3 months from account opening
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • 1:1 point transfer to leading airline and hotel loyalty programs
  • Get 25% more value when you redeem for airfare, hotels, car rentals and cruises through Chase Ultimate Rewards. For example, 50,000 points are worth $625 toward travel
  • No blackout dates or travel restrictions - as long as there's a seat on the flight, you can book it through Chase Ultimate Rewards
Intro APR on Purchases
Regular APR
16.49% - 23.49% Variable
Annual Fee
Introductory Annual Fee of $0 the first year, then $95
Balance Transfer Fee
Recommended Credit
Excellent Credit

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