Bonus Miles Dining Shopping
I love earning miles and points when possible.
To do so I do the following things:
- Shop online using the American Airlines Shopping Portal
- Register all my cards with Dining for Miles and use the cards at restaurants
- Sign up for Airline and Hotel promotions
- Use my frequent flier number when I travel
One area that has often been difficult for earning miles and points was shopping at local stores or restaurants.
United Mileage Plus X
The United Mileage Plus X app is an app that earns United miles for shopping and dining at local restaurants.
The app works by partnering with various businesses that allow you to pay via an electronic gift card.
When you are ready to check out, you use the app to buy the gift card for the store and buy the card for the exact amount of the purchase. I use a miles and points earning card to make the purchase. By doing that, I maximize the miles and points that I earn in store.
Then when you pay, you have the store scan the barcode from the app.
The app is easy to use and you can quickly purchase the electronic gift cards which you can use immediately.
How it works
Step 1 – Load the app and view the stores nearby:
Step 2 – Select the store you want and press pay now
Step 3 – Get confirmation of the points earned:
Step 4 – Use the electronic gift card to pay at the store or restaurant:
This is a great way to earn bonus points on every day purchases.
You are even able to use it to buy gift cards that you can add to your Starbuck’s app so you can also earn stars for your purchase thus maximizing your point earnings in three ways:
- Earn miles and points via the credit card for buying the electronic gift card
- Bonus United miles for the purchase of the electronic gift card
- Earn Starbucks star points for the in-store purchase
What do you use for bonus point earning?
What do you use to earn bonus points?
I am always on the look out for new options and I want to hear what is your favorite method for earning bonus points so leave a comment and let everyone know your suggestions.
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