Get free miles with United

Summer is the travel season, and who doesn’t like travelling for free?

Well, for that you’d need miles on your frequent flyer account. How to get those without actually flying?

One example: United gives 500 miles free for registering for marketing promotions sent to your phone. What do you need? United MileagePlus number, Visa credit card (not to be charged, don’t worry), and filling a form at this link: United 500 miles promotion.

What will happen is that you’d start getting promotional text messages to your phone, based on your shopping pattern with the Visa credit card.

What’s the trick? Several, in fact:

  1. You don’t actually have to shop with that card. For example, register with your debit card that you don’t usually use. That way your personal information will remain personal.
  2. You can opt-out of the promotion once you got the 500 miles.
  3. You can actually save some money on valuable offers you might receive this way.

Whether giving up some of your privacy for some actual and more potential savings is a worthwhile deal is for you to decide. But in the world where the corporations don’t think twice before selling all they know about you to the highest bidder, the least we should expect is a 500 miles compensation.

So, enjoy your next trip,

Your Little Advisor

This entry was posted in Smart Shopping, Travel and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s