Bonus Miles On United Flight
As I was writing this post, United sent me an email offering 5,000 bonus miles per a round-trip flight by July 15, 2012 (up to 4 flights).
Although it seems this offer is targeted as seen by the fine print below, even if you didn’t receive this email, it is always worth a shot registering.
To try and register for this promotion, simply copy the below URL into your browser and replace the XXXXXXXX with your new United/Continental frequent flyer number and hit enter.
I’m kind of bummed because my Washington D.C / Baltimore trip is July 27, so I’ll miss taking advantage of this promo by 2 weeks. : (
While typically these types of promotions have all sorts of strings attached like you have to buy the more expensive refundable fare, etc, it seems this targeted offer is pretty straight forward and quite a good deal if you already have some pre-planned summer travel.
For example if you flew from Chicago to New York on United, without any additional Elite Status bonus, you would earn around 1,500 miles round-trip.
However if you take advantage of this promo, on top of those 1,500 miles, you would earn 5,000 extra miles, so 6,500 miles!
Netflix Update & New Offers
If you have been reading any of the other blogs, you have undoubtedly seen the Daily Getaway offers and how people are taking advantage of these offers by converting hotel points into airline points at under 1 cent per a mile.
Unfortunately there are only a limited amount of packages everyday and you have to be waiting at your computer at 1PM to try and snag a package.
I haven’t been successful in buying any packages but since everyone is talking about how cheap the cost per a mile is, I thought I’d bring back the Netflix promotion I had talked about a while ago and help people get some cheap miles!
Listening to my own advice, 2 months ago I signed up for Netflix through American Airlines and got 3,000 AA miles.
After paying $8 and going on a Breaking Bad binge, I canceled my Netflix account after 28 days of signing up.
My AA miles still hadn’t posted after the 1st month and I wasn’t sure if they would post since I had canceled my Netflix account.
However in checking AA.com the other day, it looks like the miles finally posted 2 months later!
Even though it took forever, it ended up being a pretty good deal.
$8 / 3,000 miles = 1/4 of a cent per a mile.
To buy 3,000 miles from American Airlines would cost = $88.50
are these types of Netflix offers are a great way to earn miles on the cheap, but they are also a great way to keep your miles from expiring!
Although the AA offer dropped from 3,000 AA miles to 2,500, it is still a great deal!
Current Netflix Offers:
- AA – 2,500 AA Miles
- United – 4,000 AA Miles (2,000 miles for signing up, 2,000 miles for using your United card
- Priority Club – 3,000 Priority Club Points
- Delta – 2,500 SkyMiles
As long as you use a different credit card and email address for each of the above links, you could technically register for all 4 above offers and get the miles.
However if you have already done any of these promos in the past (with the exception of United), you won’t technically be eligible for another bonus since it does ask for your frequent flyer number.
The 1 exception to this rule is due to the United / Continental merger and creation of “new” MileagePlus numbers, even if you signed up via United for Netflix in the past and got the bonus, you should be able to do it again and once again get the bonus since you have a new frequent flyer number.
If you signed up for all of the offers above, it would only be $32 for 12,000 miles / points!
I personally think AA is the only offer that takes forever for the miles to post. I have heard the United miles post in a couple of days.
If you do sign up and the miles don’t post before the end of the 1st month, don’t worry you can still cancel your subscription and the miles will eventually post.
If there are any other Netflix offers that I am forgetting or larger bonuses, feel free to leave a comment and I will update it!