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If you have had your eye on a MacBook, iPhone, or iPad, then your patience is about to finally pay off. Because today that MacBook purchase could come with enough miles for a free flight on United Airlines!
Through December 14, 2018, you can earn 5X United Airlines miles per $1 you spend at Apple through the United Airlines shopping portal. If you’re not familiar with how online shopping portals can boost your savings, check out our guide to them here.
While you can always earn 1 mile per $1 at Apple through the United Airlines MileagePlus shopping portal, this limited-time offer will boost your earnings by 5 times. This makes it a great opportunity to rake in thousands of bonus United Airlines miles. And when you’re ready to use those miles, be sure to take a look at our Ultimate Guide to United Airlines miles.
Bonus United Airlines Miles for Apple Purchases
In order to earn the bonus miles, you need to make sure you are signed into your United Airlines shopping portal account. The start shopping by clicking through the “Shop Now” button on this page. After you complete the purchase your miles should post within a week, but can take up to 15 days.
Unfortunately, Apple’s newest products are not eligible for this bonus. You can not earn the bonus miles by purchasing the new iPad Pro, new MacBook Air, and new Mac Mini. In addition, Bose products, and gift cards are not eligible.
This promotion stacks with another United Airlines shopping portal bonus of 500 bonus miles after spending $200 or more. And don’t forget you still earn points on whichever credit card you decide to use to make the purchase. Add these all together and you are looking at a serious haul of United Airlines miles.
Buy a Laptop, Earn Enough United Airlines Miles for a Free Flight!
For example, a 15″ MacBook Pro can cost ~$2,400. Purchasing this computer would earn 12,000 United Airlines miles ($2,400 x 5 United miles per $1) plus another 500 United miles for spending over $200. This is a total of 12,500 United Airlines miles for your purchase.
Don’t forget you can earn even more points or miles with your credit card. Using the Chase Sapphire Preferred, you would earn 2,400 Chase Ultimate Rewards points on top of that ($2,400 x 1 Chase Ultimate Reward point per $1), which you could transfer to United Airlines at a 1:1 ratio. This would be a total of 14,900 United miles from purchasing a single laptop.
Or you could earn 1 United Airlines mile per $1 by paying with the United℠ Explorer Card. It currently has an increased sign-up bonus (ends January 8, 2019) and having the card will give you access to more award flights, which will make it easier to use your miles for the flights you want.
A United Airlines domestic saver award flight is 12,500 miles anywhere within the continental US. So this laptop purchase could earn you a free one-way domestic flight. Not a bad deal at all!
Remember that it expires Friday December 14, 2018. This deal doesn’t come around often, so if you’ve been considering an Apple purchase you might want to do it now.
Is this deal enough to get you to pull the trigger on an Apple purchase you have been considering? What are you going to buy?
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