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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: Even after the introduction of the Chase Sapphire Reserve, the Chase Sapphire Preferred is still a fantastic choice if you want to avoid the Reserve’s $450 annual fee, earn 2x on all travel & dining and earn a 50,000 point sign up bonus.
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 www.netflix.com/TermsOfUse for complete terms and conditions of the Netflix service. (c) 2010 Netflix Inc.
Even after the introduction of the Chase Sapphire Reserve, the Chase Sapphire Preferred is still a fantastic choice if you want to avoid the Reserve’s $450 annual fee, earn 2x on all travel & dining and earn a 50,000 point sign up bonus.