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Update: The terms have been updated to indicate that a minimum purchase of $25 (without shipping) is now required.
Gilt Groupe is offering 1,500 United miles for NEW users. You also earn 5 miles per $1 spent at Gilt Groupe for the next 6 months.
Gilt Groupe is a member only shopping website, and since I’m not much of a shopper I would have never heard of them…until they offered 1,500 free United miles for new users who make 1 purchase!
I value United miles at ~1 cent per mile, so I was willing to spend up to $15 (1,500 miles X 1 cent = $15) to buy something, even if I didn’t want it, just for the 1,500 United miles.
Fortunately, FreeFrequentFlyerMiles has made it very easy to find cheap items on Gilt Groupe!
The cheapest item which he found was a Sushi mat for $8.90 (including shipping), but that is now sold out.
He also found spices for $10, maple syrup for $11.90 or a Japanese eggplant for $12.90. Not only will you get the miles, but also some produce or potential gifts for the holidays!
T0 see the complete list click on “FreeFrequentFlyerMiles” —> Click on “Buying Stuff” in the left —> Scroll down until you see “GILT and United and Continental Airlines”
I was thinking of buying the spices for $10, but decided to get the maple syrup for $11.9, including shipping, since that’s something we could use for breakfast.
To find the maple syrup:
- Click on “Taste”
- Then click on “Pantry”
- Then click on “Honey, Syrups, & Preserves”
- Then click on “Sort By: Price” to the right
Update: BunMama suggests buying an e-voucher for $5.49 for 1/2 pound of coffee (Under “Cty” then select “Chicago” and then scroll to “Noble Tree Coffee & Tea” and Angelina Aucell suggests getting a $10 dinner voucher.
Bottom Line: This is a cheap way to earn miles to extend the expiration of your United account or to get miles + maple syrup for a low price!
Let us know in the comments if you can find cheaper!