I Just Earned 71 Miles Per Dollar for a Toy at Gilt.com!

Nov 30, 2011

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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!

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