Ten years ago I used to spend a lot of time with Mypoints, the online shopping portal.
You used to be able to earn a ton of free points easily. I would even click on the email spam they’d send me at 5 points apiece. On top of offers like points for “finding Mypoints Max” on their site (it would move each day but folks would share in online forums where they found him) and game-able offers like fixed bonus points for Amtrak tickets… even $2 tickets.. there was value to be had.
But there are more, and richer, shopping portals today so I don’t give Mypoints nearly the attention that I once did.
There’s a new member bonus worth flagging, though:
Here’s how to pick up 1500 United miles:
- Sign up and receive 500 miles.
- Complete your member profile within 30 days for 250 miles
- Make a purchase of $25 or more at a participating merchant for 750 miles.
Keep records of everything in order to follow up on points if they don’t post.
(HT: Mile Nerd)