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United Airlines is looking to raise money to help in the California wildfire relief efforts and is offering bonus points for folks that assist. You can earn up to 1,000 United Airlines miles depending on how much you donate.
Donations are handled through a CrowdRise by GoFundMe page that United Airlines is hosting. They offer 3 different non-profits that you can choose to submit your donation.
There is also a slightly better promotion for earning American Airlines if you donate to the American Red Cross.
The 3 non-profits that you can donate to are:
- American Red Cross
- North Valley Community Foundation
- Ventura County Community Foundation
This can also be a good way to prevent miles from expiring or to earn a few more miles toward your next award flight.
Join United Airlines in Helping California Wildfire Relief Efforts
End date: November 30, 2018
Promotion dates: November 12 to November 30, 2018
Important terms & restrictions:
- You must be a United MileagePlus member before donating
- Earn up to 1,000 United Airlines bonus miles based on your donation
- Donate $50 to $99 and earn 250 United Airlines bonus miles
- Donate $100 to $249 and earn 500 United Airlines bonus miles
- Donate $250+ and earn 1,000 United Airlines bonus miles
- Donations must have been completed by 11:59 pm Central time on November 30, 2018
- Donations are non-refundable
- You may only receive a bonus once
- A total of 5 million total United Airlines miles are available in total for this bonus. Bonuses are given on a first-come-first-served basis.
- Cannot be combined with other offers
- Allow 6 to 8 weeks for miles to show up in your account
Donation page: United Airlines California Wildfires Relief Effort
Good Deal or Not:
For folks looking to help out in supporting the California wildfire relief effort, then earning miles from your donation is a nice benefit.
But overall these miles are being earned at a fairly low value – between 2.5 to 5 miles per $1 depending on how much you donate. To put that in comparison, this is very similar to what you would earn with most stores on the MileagePlus Shopping portal.
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