Happy Friday, readers!
I think the best way to start every Friday is to get some free miles. So today I want to highlight an active special promotion by United Airlines and MyPoints that I took part in earlier this summer and already received the bonus miles for. (Sweet!)
Earlier in September I had blogged about how MyPoints is a points-earning service that lets you earn points on everything from completing surveys to using printed coupons. There are so many ways to earn points, it’s pretty insane. The sad part is that the value of each MyPoints point is dismally low (7,200 MyPoints points redeems for only 2,500 United Miles), BUT since getting points are so easy (especially when you get in on their coupon promotions), it’s a program that I do stay up to date with. (And yes, I just transfer the points to United Miles.)
What you might be interested in knowing is that United has been running a bonus sign-up promotion with MyPoints where if you simply make a new MyPoints account using this special United link for MyPoints, you will get 500 bonus United Miles just for signing up! It’s completely free and takes only a few minutes to complete. I had completed this sometime back in June or July, and recently saw the MyPoints bonus miles credited to my United account.
If you have not taken advantage of this offer yet, I would definitely recommend doing it. Remember that one-way economy award flights from San Francisco to Europe are only 30,000 United miles! 500 miles goes a long way to getting closer to your free trip to Europe.