United and American Shopping Portal Bonuses to Add to Your Miles

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Both the United and American shopping portals are offering bonus miles when certain spend thresholds are met over the next few weeks.

United MileagePlus

The United MileagePlus Shopping portalis offering two tiers of bonus MileagePlus miles for its summer bonus promotion.

  • Earn 500 bonus miles when you spend $150
  • Earn 1,000 bonus miles when you spend $300

The one-time bonus will be based on cumulative qualifying purchases made during the Bonus Period (6/10/19 – 6/23/19).  Which means, you can make multiple purchases at multiple retailers on the MileagePlus Shopping portal and all of those purchases added together will determine which bonus miles tier you fall into.

United’s MileagePlus Shopping “in-store offers” qualify as purchases, as well.  So, if you are an “in-store offers” user, those spend amounts will count towards bonus tier levels.  This is an added perk for those earning MileagePlus miles since no other airline shopping portal has the option of in-store purchases counting toward tier awards.

And, of course, there is language that defines “Qualifying Purchases.”  The purchase of gift cards stands out as notbeing a “Qualifying Purchase.”  Another item of which to be aware is that taxes and shipping fees do not count toward the spend thresholds. Click the United MileagePlus Shopping portal link above to read all the fine print.

The United bonus miles promotion ends June 23, so you have a few weeks to hit that $300 spending threshold and earn the full 1,000 bonus miles.

American AAdvantage

The American AAdvantage eShopping portal is offering 500 bonus miles when you spend $200between 6/10/19 and 6/16/19for its Summer Bonus promotion.

This one-time bonus will be based on cumulative qualifying purchases made 6/10 – 6/16. So, multiple purchases at multiple retailers on the AAdvantage eShopping portal during this week will count towards your $200 threshold.

As with all portal bonuses, be aware that taxes and shipping on your purchases do not count toward the spending threshold level. And, it’s probably a good idea to give the other parts of the fine print a look at the bottom of the Bonus page (link above).

The AAdvantage bonus miles promotion is shorter than United’s, so choose your retailer(s) and make your purchase(s) before June 16 to grab those 500 extra American miles.

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