There is currently an opportunity to earn 750 free United miles. The whole process is very simple and takes only one minute. All you have to do to earn the 750 free United miles is sign up for a MyPoints account.
While 750 miles are not a lot, every bit helps. I always take advantage of any easy opportunities to earn free miles and they add up over time. Another plus is that earning these miles will extend the expiration date of any existing United miles.
What is MyPoints?
According to the website, MyPoints is rewards program that earns points for shopping, taking surveys, playing games etc. I cannot vouch for how useful MyPoints is for earning and redeeming points in general. I signed up for the 750 free miles and have not accessed the website after that.
While this offer is supposed to be only for MileagePlus credit cardmembers and Premier members, it seems like everyone has been receiving the 750 free miles. I signed up everyone in my family and they all received the 750 miles within a day (even those family members that do not currently have a United MileagePlus card).
In addition to the free 750 miles, there is also an opportunity to earn an additional 1,000 MileagePlus bonus award miles by making one or more qualifying purchase(s) totaling $25 in your first 30 days of membership. I have not made a purchase yet so I am not sure how fast the extra 1,000 points post.
The only downside to signing up would be receiving some e-mail spam from them.
Here is how to sign up:
Click on the sign up link:http://www.mypoints.com/emp/u/signup.do?campaign=Fw_oltmZcWqPTUWipet6. You will be directed to complete an online form and provide some basic information (name, email, United MileagePlus number, zip code, gender and date of birth).
After completing the online form, you will see this page stating that you will receive an email that you need to click on to receive your miles.
You must click on the link on the email to complete the sign up and receive your miles. The email appeared in my inbox immediately so if you do not see it check your junk mail folder. Once you click the link in the email, the 750 miles should appear in your United MileagePlus account within a day.
Here is the link to sign up and receive the free 750 United miles. For anyone looking for more ways to earn free United miles from methods other than flying or credit cards, look through the Earn Miles section on United’s website for other opportunities.