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Earn 4,000 United MileagePlus Miles with Softcard

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Through February 28, 2015, you can earn up to 4,000 United miles when you connect a Chase United MileagePlus card to the Softcard contactless payment app for Android and Windows phones, and make purchases via the app with the linked card.

You’ll earn 2,500 United MileagePlus miles for connecting a United card and making your first Softcard purchase; then earn an additional 500 miles for each month (through February 28, 2015) in which you make a Softcard purchase.

Link your UnitedMileagePlus card to the Softcard app, make purchases with the combo, and earn up to 4,000 MileagePlus miles between now and February 28, 2015.
Link your United MileagePlus card to Softcard, make purchases with the app, and earn up to 4,000 miles.

Softcard (formerly named Isis Wallet) is a joint venture between AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile that enables you to make payments by tapping your smartphone against special contactless payment kiosks at participating businesses such as Petco, Chevron, Rite Aid, Walgreens, McDonald’s and Subway, as well as independent stores and restaurants. In addition to Chase cards (like the co-branded United cards, as well as Freedom and Sapphire Preferred), you can link eligible Wells Fargo and American Express cards (such as Everyday, Amex Platinum, and Premier Rewards Gold.

Softcard payments can be made anywhere you see the contactless payment symbol.

To enroll in this United bonus offer, download the Softcard app to a compatible Android or Windows smartphone by February 28, 2015, add any Chase United MileagePlus card to Softcard, and be sure to click on Activate Card. Once you’ve added and activated your card, click to see the back of your card and follow the steps to register your 8-digit MileagePlus number with Softcard. You can then start making purchases via the app to earn your bonus miles.

Enroll in this promo by adding your Chase United MileagePlus card to the Softcard app. 

Meanwhile, you’ll also earn rewards already associated with the Chase United cards, such as the United MileagePlus Explorer (2x per $1 spent on United tickets, and 1x per $1 on all other purchases), United MileagePlus Explorer Business (2x per $1 spent on United tickets and at gas stations, restaurants and office supply stores), and United MileagePlus Club (2x per $1 on United tickets and 1.5x per $1 on all other purchases).

The bonus miles from this Softcard promotion are low-hanging fruit.

If you have a United card and compatible phone, and shop somewere that accepts Softcard, then this promotion is a no-brainer. I value United miles at 1.5 cents apiece, so the Softcard bonus is worth up to $60 in free travel (depending on whether you’re able to earn the extra 500 miles each month).

United MileagePlus® Explorer Card

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  • Start with 30,000 bonus miles after you spend $1,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening
  • Check your first bag for free - save up to $100 per roundtrip
  • Enjoy priority boarding privileges and visit the United Club with two one-time-use passes every year
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • Earn double miles on tickets purchased from United, and 1 mile per $1 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 flight
  • $0 intro annual fee for the first year, then $95
Intro APR Regular APR Annual Fee Foreign Transaction Fee Credit Rating
N/A 16.24%-23.24% Variable $0 intro annual fee for the first year, then $95 0% Excellent Credit