Often one of the most lucrative ways to earn extra miles is through online shopping portals. Essentially, you earn extra miles on purchases with certain companies by getting to their e-store first via a credit card or airline loyalty program’s website. There are dozens of these portals; I try to always use one when making significant purchases online.
Today only, you can earn 8 United miles per dollar spent at the Apple store when you access Apple.com through United’s shopping portal.
8 miles/dollar is an amazing rate of return for a purchase you were already intending to make. United miles can be used for free flights on United Airlines, as well as all Star Alliance partners, including Asiana, Lufthansa, SWISS Air, Turkish Air, and more!
So, if you have been waiting to buy that new MacBook, today may be your day. Just be sure that the price you’re getting on Apple.com is the best available. Often, other online retailers will undersell Apple on their own products. Don’t pay more just to earn the miles, unless the differential is small.