1,500 United Miles for Joining Gilt Groupe

by on December 18, 2012 · 10 comments

in Free Miles/ Points, Gilt, United

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As they did right around this time last year, United and Gilt Groupe (an online luxury retailer that discounts brand-name designer products) have teamed up to offer MileagePlus members who join Gilt 1,500 bonus 1500 United award miles with their first purchase of $50 or more, and 5 miles for every $1 spent during the first 6 months of membership.

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Though it says the offer is only valid for new Gilt Groupe members, I was able to join with an email address that I don’t already use with them and entered my United MileagePlus number without an issue, so we’ll see if the miles post, but can’t hurt to try!

Gilt also participates in several airline and hotel shopping portals, and right now you can earn 4 Marriott Rewards points, 2 Ultimate Rewards, 2 American miles or 2 Hilton HHonors points when redirecting to the site through one of those portals.

Meanwhile, here are the other terms and conditions:

1. This offer is only valid for new Gilt Groupe members who registered through this program.

2. A member can earn the 1,500 bonus award miles for their first transaction with Gilt Groupe. Registration with Gilt Groupe is required to earn this bonus.

3. Initial transaction must meet a $50 minimum product value (exclusive of taxes and/or shipping and handling fees) in order to qualify for the 1,500 bonus mile offer.

4. A member can earn 5 award miles per one U.S. dollar for any transaction with Gilt Groupe in the first 6 months after registration. Registration with Gilt Groupe is required to earn award miles FOR SHOPPING with Gilt Groupe.

5. This offer is only valid for new Gilt Groupe members who registered through this program.

6. This offer is not limited to members who received this email, however program registration with Gilt Groupe at is required. Registration can be closed at anytime without notice.

7. This offer is not combinable with other offers.

8. Offer subject to change without notice. Other restrictions may apply.

9. All MileagePlus terms and conditions apply.

10. MileagePlus MEMBERS will receive the acquisition offer (1,500 points at first purchase) one time only.

11. Gift card purchases are excluded from receiving the 1,500 bonus award miles and any points for ongoing spend.

12. Miles accrued, awards, and benefits issued are subject to change and are subject to the rules of the United MileagePlus program.

13. Please allow 6-8 weeks for miles to post to your account.

14. United may change the MileagePlus program including, but not limited to, rules, regulations, travel awards and special offers or terminate the MileagePlus program at any time and without notice.

15. Bonus award miles, award miles and any other miles earned through non-flight activity do not count or qualify for Premier® status unless expressly stated otherwise. United and its subsidiaries, affiliates and agents are not responsible for any products and services of other participating companies and partners.

16. Taxes and fees related to award travel are the responsibility of the member.

17. United and MileagePlus are registered service marks. For complete details about the MileagePlus program, go to

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  • MZ

    This has been around for months! Since before October, at least.

  • Hallumin

    Wow, really on top of things aren’t you! Care to repost anything else old? Maybe an Ink card review? lol.

  • dude26

    Would a jetsetter purchase count for this promo?

  • thepointsguy

    We’ve written about this in the past, but it’s still a good deal so we decided to cover it again –

  • Masimo125

    I haven’t received any points since my qualifying purchase through United shopping portal in August.

  • Jeff2

    Thanks for the reminder (no matter what others have said). I don’t read blogs every day and had forgotten about this promotion.

    Already a member of Gilt, so used a different email and registered through the United link. Made a quick purchase of $60 (+$5 for economy shipping) of something I was going to go to Macy’s and buy anyway – and this was about $10 cheaper. So saved a little money and a little time. Plus, expecting to get my 1500 bonus miles, plus 300 purchase miles, and used my MileagePlus Visa to get another 90 miles.

    Assuming I get the miles accordingly, 1,890 for buying something I was going to get anyway. Plus future purchases.

  • Ineed Tosignupfordeals

    8 weeks later, and still no miles. has anybody seen theirs successfully post?

  • E!

    Did your miles ever post?

  • Voodard

    Had to email GILT customer service after 10 weeks of the miles not posting. They apologized and said they would post them. 4 weeks later, the miles still hadn’t posted, so I emailed them once again. Two weeks later the miles finally posted to my MP account. What a headache. I also reminded them that I followed all of their T&C just to make my point clear that I’m not a novice at this sort of thing.

  • Frank

    Same here. I have already waited 2 months and miles didn’t get posted. Just saw your input and I just emailed them.

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