United Airlines is currently running an increased promotion with FTD where United MileagePlus members score 20x points per dollar they spend at FTD.com if you purchase through the special United FTD Page, plus an additional 200 bonus United miles for each order!
Personally, I think the items on FTD are overpriced and there are certainly better ways to go about gifting items, but if you’re purchasing a $60 gift on FTD, you’re essentially earning 1,400 bonus United miles on top of the $60 base miles you would get from your favorite miles-earning credit card. That will get you to potentially 1,460 United miles for that $60 purchase. Granted, since I only value each United mile at 2 cents each or $20 for each 1,000 miles, this promotional offer is certainly not worth going out of your way to purchase something on FTD.
But if you are planning on gifting a present to your significant other or to your boss, and you were planning on using FTD anyway–this is certainly a good way to earn some extra miles for something you would have normally done anyway.
This promotion is valid until October 31, 2012.
To purchase, go through the special United FTD Page. On a side note, many online mileage and points shopping malls also have partnerships with FTD. If you don’t value United miles that much, you can check with your favorite airlines or points earning mall to see what the bonus for FTD purchases is with that program.