Today Only: Earn 6x United MileagePlus Miles on Apple Purchases

Aug 1, 2018

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On Wednesday, August 1, the United MileagePlus Shopping portal is offering a larger-than-normal bonus for purchases made at Apple. For one day, it’s awarding 6x miles on your Apple purchases made through the United MileagePlus Shopping portal. This gets even better than that, as it stacks with United’s current back-to-school promotion that awards up to 3,000 bonus United miles.

Shopping portals only occasionally offer increased mileage earnings beyond 1 or 2 points per dollar on Apple purchases. When they do, it’s generally for just one day. As with most Apple increased bonuses, not all purchases made are eligible for the bonus mileage earning. In this case, some newly released purchases may not be eligible, as well as gift cards, gift wrap, Bose products and expedited shipping.

Since this offer is around for today only, you’ll want to act quick if you’ve been drooling over an Apple product and want to earn as many United miles as possible on the purchase. For example, if you made a $600 Apple purchase, you’d earn 3,600 miles. Coupled with the United MileagePlus back-to-school promo, you’d get an additional 3,000 bonus miles — earning a total of 6,600 bonus United miles for a $600 Apple purchase. Based on TPG’s most recent valuations, the 6,600 bonus United miles are worth $92.

If you’re making a sizable Apple purchase, consider charging that purchase to a credit card with good extended warranty benefits and purchase protections. If your Apple product meets an untimely death, there are reports of great success in getting things settled when the incident is covered under the protections of credit cards.

Shopping portals are one of the easiest ways to earn bonus points or miles with an airline or point currency of your choosing without ever leaving your couch. If it’s time to upgrade an Apple device or equip your kids with some new back-to-school technology, consider purchasing on Wednesday to earn 6x United miles per dollar — and potentially more — spent at Apple.

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