Free United Airlines Miles for Joining MyPoints.com
Join MyPoints.com–an online shopping portal–and receive 750 free United bonus miles. It’s free to join and you must remain a member for 30 days to qualify for the miles. That’s it.
You earn points for making online purchases that can be redeemed for various gift cards or United miles (10,100 points can be redeemed for 5,000 United miles). Essentially 2 MyPoints.com points = 1 United mile. That puts MyPoints.com’s miles earning-potential about equal to simply shopping through United’s own MileagePlus Shopping. It varies depending on the merchant, however. See a short comparison below. MyPoints.com has a browser toolbar you can download that will alert you to points-earning opportunities–similar to the US Airways tool we discussed previously.
MyPoints.com MileagePlus Shopping
Apple Store: 2 points/dollar 1 mile/dollar
Bestbuy.com: 2 points/dollar 1 mile/dollar
Drugstore.com: 5-10 points/dollar 3 miles/dollar
Banana Republic: 4 points/dollar 2 miles/dollar