MilepagePlus offers 500 bonus miles on first purchase of $75 or more with any MileagePlus Shopping online retailer.
500 Bonus Mile Offer Terms – Offer valid through 8/31/12. To qualify for the 500 bonus award mile offer, a single purchase of $75 or more with any MileagePlus Shopping online retailer during the time of the promotion is required. The maximum number of bonus miles that can be awarded to each qualifying member through this promotion is 500 bonus miles. This bonus offer is available only for members who received this email from MileagePlus Shopping. The bonus award miles will post to your MileagePlus account within 8 to 10 weeks after the promotion end date.
A good way to take advantage of this offer is to buy something that you would need regardless of this offer, or buy a gift card for later use. The best strategy is to earn the bonus miles and spend the least money possible. This would entail finding Free-after-Rebate (FAR) items at one of the online stores that offer Free-after-Rebate (FAR) items. I found and purchased 2 items that were FAR on NewEgg, which is one of the MileagePlus Shopping online retailer.
It’s a bit of work to send and track the rebates but at least in the end, my net spending would be essentially $0 after rebate, and I earn the 500 bonus MileagePlus miles.