Everyone was chattering about this a week ago and I didn’t write about it, because in the past I’ve seen Mypoints offers where the points simply don’t post.
But now that One Mile at a Time confirms that points are already posting (!) rather than even taking the promised six to eight weeks this just seems too good not to pass along.
You get 750 United miles just for signing up for Mypoints, the online shopping portal.
If you make a purchase of $25 or more at an online retailer through the shopping portal within 30 days you get another 1000 United miles on top.
In order to activate your account you’ll receive an email that you need to click on to verify your e-address. Many report that those emails go to spam, especially when giving a gmail address. So check your spam folder.
That’s great, actually, because if that happens them you probably won’t even be inundated with marketing messages for signing up. If you are, you can cancel your Mypoints membership after receiving the miles and at least 30 days have passed.
I’d definitely consider 30 days of spam worth 750 miles, since most spammers don’t give me anything in exchange for making me hit the delete key.
Key offer terms:
Earn 750 MileagePlus miles for registering and activating your MyPoints account, and enjoying your membership for 30 days. Earn an additional 1,000 MileagePlus bonus award miles when you make one or more qualifying purchase(s) totaling $25 in your first 30 days of membership. Exclusions apply. Check your Inbox for details on completing your registration as well as other great offers from MyPoints.com, Inc.
…All shopping and travel purchases (excluding Amazon.com, games and the MyPoints Store gift cards) of at least $25 each (excluding taxes, shipping & handling and special processing fees) made through the MyPoints.com website and emails (including BonusMail®) are eligible toward this promotion. This offer is eligible for new members only, and purchases must be made within the first 30 days of membership to receive the bonus reward. Any purchase returned or exchanged will be subtracted from the qualifying purchase minimum. Participation is subject to the MyPoints Terms of Service.
If nothing else, this will extend out expiration of United miles 18 months…