I Just Earned 71 Miles Per Dollar for a Toy at Gilt.com!
There are literally almost too many deals to keep up with right now, and that is a fantastic problem to have! Yesterday I received an email from United MileagePlus telling me that I would receive 1,500 United miles if I joined Gilt.com/united to register and made a purchase. You have to be a new Gilt.com member (be creative if you must) in order to qualify for the bonus miles. I actually am a new Gilt.com member, so no alter ego was required for me.
The cheapest item I found was a pound of Aokubi Green Neck Daikon for $1.95. The only downside is that shipping for that item is a whooping $9.95. Still a decent deal for 1,500 miles, but I decided to buy something I actually need. Had I not needed a toy, I would have probably purchased a spice since shipping on those was less and I could make good use of a decent spice.
Since it is Christmas shopping time at my house, that was pretty easy. I bought a Melissa and Doug Alphabet Sound Puzzle to use as a gift. If you are shopping for little ones, Melissa and Doug makes some pretty great kid's gifts. It came to $20.95 shipped. This same puzzle can currently be bought on Amazon for $14.53 shipped (if you have Amazon Prime), but I will gladly trade $6 for 1,500 United miles. If you look at the actual price I paid, I came in at 71 United miles per dollar for my purchase. Not too shabby!