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United’s offering MileagePlus members the opportunity to earn bonus miles when doing holiday shopping online. Between Monday, October 30, and Sunday, November 19, 2017, at 11:59pm ET, you can earn bonus miles on your shopping purchases through the MileagePlus shopping portal.

Here’s how it works: The more you spend through the MileagePlus shopping portal during the promotional period, the more bonus miles you’ll earn.

  • If you spend $150 or more, you’ll earn 500 bonus United miles
  • If you spend $750 or more, you’ll earn 2,500 bonus United miles
  • If you spend $1,500 or more, you’ll earn 5,000 bonus United miles

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These bonuses of 500, 2,500 or 5,000 miles are in addition to the miles you’ll earn per dollar spent through the shopping portal. The number of bonus miles you earn will depend on the cumulative total of purchases you make during the promotional period. So, if you make four purchases of $500 each, all during the promotional period, you’ll get the 5,000 bonus United miles. Based on TPG‘s most recent valuations, those 5,000 bonus miles are worth $75 — a pretty good return on your holiday purchases.

Shopping portals are one of the best ways to earn bonus airline miles without actually having to fly. If you know you’ll be making an online purchase, be sure to make it directly through a shopping portal in order to earn the bonus miles. Plus, you can maximize your earnings for this promotion by purchasing through the MileagePlus X app.

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