500 Free Miles For Joining United MileagePlus Dining

by on May 16, 2014 · 7 comments

in Dining Programs, United

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Dining rewards programs enable you to link your miles-and-points-earning credit cards and airline or hotel loyalty program accounts of choice to earn multiple miles or points per dollar when paying for meals and beverages at participating restaurants. Sign-up bonuses tend to hover around the 500-mile or -point mark, and often require a minimum spend thereafter to continue earning. 

Hat tip to Mommy Points for alerting us to an opportunity to score 500 free UnitedMileage Plus miles just by signing up for the MileagePlus Dining Program by July 10, 2014. To sign up, you must be a first-time program member, create an online profile, and link up to five different credit cards to facilitate payment at participating restaurants. You can then earn up to 2,500 additional United MileagePlus miles by dining five times within the first 30 days of sign-up at any of the program’s participating restaurants  - with no minimum spend. 

Your potential haul from a month’s membership in this program – including five restaurant tabs that can each be as low as a single beverage –  is a total of 3,000 miles!


Note that if you opt to receive emails from MileagePlus Dining with a valid, deliverable email address, you’ll earn 3 miles per every dollar spent; if you opt out of receiving these emails, you’ll earn only 1 mile for every 2 dollars spent. Once you rack up 12 or more dining spends within a year of your sign-up, you’ll achieve VIP status within the program and earn 5 miles per dollar.

To earn 3 miles for every dollar spent through the program, be sure to opt in for emails

To earn 3 miles for every dollar spent through the United MileagePlus Dining Program, be sure to opt in for emails

Keep in mind that miles earned via MileagePlus Dining Rewards are in addition to those earned on the rewards credit cards you link to the program, such as 2x on dining with Chase Sapphire Preferred or up to 5x with the Chase Freedom. In addition, you’re also able to use your chosen restaurant’s own in-house coupons and discounts.

To find participating restaurants near you (or at a destination you’re visiting), visit the Quick Search and/or Advanced Search fields on any page within the MileagePlus Dining Program site, and enter the name of a city, neighborhood, zip code and/or full address.

Search fields on each page of the MileagePlus Dining Program allow you to find participating restaurants near you

Search fields on each page of the MileagePlus Dining Program allow you to find participating restaurants near you

To take advantage of this 500-mile bonus, be sure to sign up for the MileagePlus Dining Program by July 10, 2014, and allow 6-8 weeks for the miles to show up in your United MileagePlus account.

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  • Stephen Lioy

    Shame I already signed up!

  • tom burnie

    So can I double dip with skymiles dining?

  • jtgray

    EN15 error when I tried to sign up

  • Rush

    Getting the same response

  • Cheapblackdad

    Nice find! 3 United Gs for stuffing my face. Absolutely no problem. Sign me up. Looking for a new Dining Program now that I have wrapped up my goals with Hilton Dining.

  • Beth Hedquist

    I signed up but noticed these are the same restaurants as the American Dining Program. When I visit one of these restaurants, will they credit both accounts, and if not which account will they credit?

  • Beth Hedquist

    I just called and you can’t sign up for both programs with the same credit cards. It invalidated my American program so I had to reinstate it and only put one card on United and the others on American, my preferred program. No double dipping!

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