United Mileage Plus X App
You can earn miles pretty much everywhere nowadays certainly if you live the US. But many people think using their credit card is enough and that’s where it stops. It isn’t - that’s where it starts!!!!
You can earn bonus miles with pretty much every major chain and brand in the US by clicking through from an affiliate website. Buy a bed at Macy’s in Black Friday? Did you know if you clicked through from the BA app or the United Shopping site you might have earned a potential bonus of 9,000 miles on that $1000 spend? For two clicks? Yes you did earn 1000 points on your Chase Sapphire but wouldn’t 9,000 Avios have been nice too?
The same goes for eating in certain restaurants, buying flowers, sporting events you name it there are bonus points to be had. Please please start collecting some of these as they add up fast and can be used for some really cool things.
But how do you find out what’s available and when? The easiest method I have found is through the MileagePlusX app, this little beauty from United shows you exactly what’s available where - online, in-stores, nearby restaurants, even links up to certain apps you already use (Grubhub was added writing this). Download it and play with it, before you do the holiday gift shopping.
Even if you don’t collect United miles it is still a great resource for finding out what’s out there. The same system is used for the majority or shopping and restaurants by all the airlines. So download the United App see what’s available nearby and then google American Dining or Alaska shopping and collect the currency you want.
Please start doing this if you don’t already - this isn’t a casino you can win too.