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Pride and points: Earn United miles on donations to LGBTQIA+ charities

June 09, 2022
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Pride and points: Earn United miles on donations to LGBTQIA+ charities
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If you're looking for a way to both support the LGBTQIA+ community and earn some frequent flyer miles, there's a good opportunity from United Airlines you won't want to miss.

During the month of June, United MileagePlus is offering 5 miles per dollar donated to three LGBTQIA+ charities. The offer is valid for donations of up to $1,000 per United card made to the following charities:

  • The Trevor Project, which is the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for those who identify as LGBTQIA+.
  • The Human Rights Campaign, the largest LGBTQIA+ advocacy group and lobbying organization in the U.S.
  • StartOut, a nonprofit organization that focuses on the growth of the LGBTQIA+ community in the workforce.

While you would only earn $12.10 worth of miles for every $1,000 donation, according to our latest valuations, you can take pride in the fact that you helped the efforts of a noteworthy cause.

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To take advantage of this promotion, you'll first need to make sure you are the primary cardholder of one of these United credit cards:

Click through to your selected charity on this page (note that donations to local chapters of these organizations may not be eligible), then select how much you wish to donate.

Keep in mind that this United MileagePlus offer is applicable for donations totaling no more than $1,000 per card. No registration is required to benefit from this promotion. To receive your miles, all you have to do is make your donation with your chosen United credit card by June 30, 2022. The bonus miles may take up to eight weeks to post to your account.

Full terms and conditions for the promotion are available here.

If you have more than one of the cards listed above, you can max out the promotion on each card. For example, you can make a $1,000 donation with your United Club Infinite Card and another $1,000 donation with your United Business Card to receive 5,000 miles per donation, or a total of 10,000 miles.

Related: Happy Pride! Here’s all we’re doing at The Points Guy to celebrate Pride Month

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Rewards

1 - 4X points
4XEarn 4 miles per $1 spent on United® purchases including tickets, Economy Plus, inflight food, beverages and Wi-Fi, and other United charges
2XEarn 2 miles per $1 spent on all other travel
2XEarn 2 miles per $1 spent on dining including eligible delivery services
1XEarn 1 mile per $1 spent on all other purchases

Intro offer

Earn 80,000 bonus miles
Earn 80,000 bonus miles after you spend $5,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening.

Annual Fee

$525

Recommended Credit

740-850
Excellent
Credit ranges are a variation of FICO© Score 8, one of many types of credit scores lenders may use when considering your credit card application.

Why We Chose It

The United Club Infinite card might charge a high annual fee, but it comes with the premium perks to match. Chief among them is United Club membership, which includes access to the airline's airport lounges as well as those of some of its Star Alliance partners. But cardmembers can also count on other day-of-travel perks such as Premier Access for priority service at the airport, free checked bags, and even a Global Entry or TSA PreCheck application fee credit worth up to $100 once every four years.

Pros

  • Earn 4x miles on United purchases; 2x miles on travel and dining; 1x on everything else
  • United Club℠ membership for you and your eligible travel companions at all United Club locations and participating Star Alliance lounges worldwide
  • Up to $100 statement credit for Global Entry/TSA Precheck application every four years
  • Free first and second checked bags for you and one travel companion on the same reservation
  • 25% inflight statement credit on eligible purchases

Cons

  • High $525 annual fee
  • Earn 80,000 bonus miles.
  • Earn 4 miles per $1 spent on United® purchases including tickets, Economy Plus, inflight food, beverages and Wi-Fi, and other United charges.
  • Earn 2 miles per $1 spent on all other travel
  • Earn 2 miles per $1 spent on dining including eligible delivery services
  • Earn 1 mile per $1 spent on all other purchases
  • Up to $100 Global Entry, TSA PreCheck® or NEXUS fee credit
  • Free first and second checked bags - a savings of up to $320 per roundtrip. Terms Apply
  • Get one-year complimentary DashPass, a membership for both DoorDash and Caviar that provides unlimited deliveries with $0 delivery fees and lower service fees on eligible orders. After that, you are automatically enrolled in DashPass at the current monthly rate. Activate by 12/31/24.
TPG Editor‘s Rating
Card Rating is based on the opinion of TPG‘s editors and is not influenced by the card issuer.
3 / 5
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Rewards Rate

4XEarn 4 miles per $1 spent on United® purchases including tickets, Economy Plus, inflight food, beverages and Wi-Fi, and other United charges
2XEarn 2 miles per $1 spent on all other travel
2XEarn 2 miles per $1 spent on dining including eligible delivery services
1XEarn 1 mile per $1 spent on all other purchases
  • Intro Offer
    Earn 80,000 bonus miles after you spend $5,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening.

    Earn 80,000 bonus miles
  • Annual Fee

    $525
  • Recommended Credit
    Credit ranges are a variation of FICO© Score 8, one of many types of credit scores lenders may use when considering your credit card application.

    740-850
    Excellent

Why We Chose It

The United Club Infinite card might charge a high annual fee, but it comes with the premium perks to match. Chief among them is United Club membership, which includes access to the airline's airport lounges as well as those of some of its Star Alliance partners. But cardmembers can also count on other day-of-travel perks such as Premier Access for priority service at the airport, free checked bags, and even a Global Entry or TSA PreCheck application fee credit worth up to $100 once every four years.

Pros

  • Earn 4x miles on United purchases; 2x miles on travel and dining; 1x on everything else
  • United Club℠ membership for you and your eligible travel companions at all United Club locations and participating Star Alliance lounges worldwide
  • Up to $100 statement credit for Global Entry/TSA Precheck application every four years
  • Free first and second checked bags for you and one travel companion on the same reservation
  • 25% inflight statement credit on eligible purchases

Cons

  • High $525 annual fee
  • Earn 80,000 bonus miles.
  • Earn 4 miles per $1 spent on United® purchases including tickets, Economy Plus, inflight food, beverages and Wi-Fi, and other United charges.
  • Earn 2 miles per $1 spent on all other travel
  • Earn 2 miles per $1 spent on dining including eligible delivery services
  • Earn 1 mile per $1 spent on all other purchases
  • Up to $100 Global Entry, TSA PreCheck® or NEXUS fee credit
  • Free first and second checked bags - a savings of up to $320 per roundtrip. Terms Apply
  • Get one-year complimentary DashPass, a membership for both DoorDash and Caviar that provides unlimited deliveries with $0 delivery fees and lower service fees on eligible orders. After that, you are automatically enrolled in DashPass at the current monthly rate. Activate by 12/31/24.