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For today only (October 17, 2014), the United MileagePlus shopping portal is offering a huge bonus for purchases from Normally Ebags purchases earn 4 miles per dollar through MileagePlus shopping, but today you’ll earn 18 miles per dollar spent.

Earn 18 miles per dollar spent at when you use the United MileagePlus shopping portal.

While this offer isn’t as impressive as the 35 miles per dollar bonus we saw last year, it’s still a great deal. In my monthly valuations for September, I list United miles at 1.5 cents apiece, so this offer gets you a return of 27 cents in value for every dollar spent. Furthermore, you can stack the mileage bonus with the $20 discount offered to MileagePlus shopping members for Ebags purchases over $100. Note that the Ebags bonus is not eligible on purchases of gift cards or other cash equivalents, and can’t be used with coupon or discount codes found elsewhere.

Ebags sells a wide variety of luggage, backpacks, and other travel gear.

To get in on this deal, log in to the United MileagePlus shopping portal and search for Ebags. Then click through to the website and complete your shopping. Your bonus points will be credited to your MileagePlus account once your purchase is confirmed. For more info on shopping portals in general, please see this post.

United MileagePlus® Explorer Card

The standard sign-up offer for these co-branded cards is 30,000 miles after you spend $1,000 in the first three months, so the current bonus is a significant step up. TPG values United miles at 1.5 cents apiece, so this 50,000-mile sign-up bonus gets you $750 in value.

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More Things to Know
  • Special offer: 50,000 bonus miles after you spend $3,000 on purchases in the first 3 months your account is open
  • Check your first bag for free (a savings of up to $100 per roundtrip) when you use your Card to purchase your ticket
  • Enjoy priority boarding privileges and visit the United Club with 2 one-time passes each year for your anniversary
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • Earn 2 miles per $1 spent on tickets purchased from United, and 1 mile per $1 spent on all other purchases
  • Your miles don't expire as long as your credit card account is open, with no limit to the number of miles you can earn
  • Use your miles for any seat, any time, on any United-operated flight at the MileagePlus Standard Award level
  • $95 annual fee
Intro APR on Purchases
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16.49% - 23.49% Variable
Annual Fee
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Recommended Credit
Excellent Credit

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