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Amazon rarely participates in shopping portal bonuses that can earn you airline miles.
But Chase, United, and Amazon are offering great promotions for December that can earn you lot of MileagePlus miles if you use them properly.
Update: this offer has expired.
First, if you have a Chase Freedom card you can earn 10% cash back on all Amazon purchases, including gift cards, on up to $1,500 worth of purchases from November 23 – December 31st. You need to activate your promotion here by December 14 to qualify.
Since the Chase Freedom earns Ultimate Rewards points, if you have a Chase Sapphire Preferred or Chase Ink Plus Business Card, you can combine your points, and then transfer them to United MileagePlus at any time.
So it’s possible to indirectly earn 10x United miles per dollar on your Amazon purchases this December.
Second, the MileagePlus X app lets you buy electronic gift cards from many retailers. And right now you can buy Amazon gift cards on MileagePlus X and earn 3x MileagePlus miles on your purchase.
On top of that, if you use a Chase United MileagePlus credit card like the MileagePlus Explorer Card to make the purchase, you can earn an additional 25% bonus, netting you 3.75x MileagePlus miles per dollar you spend.
The cool thing about Amazon gift cards is that they NEVER EXPIRE.
But you can certainly take advantage of both deals on separate purchases.
And since MileagePlus X purchases from Amazon reportedly code as a United purchase you might be able to use a card that earns extra points for airline purchases like the Citi ThankYou Premier or Amex Premier Rewards Gold, which each earn 3x points on airline purchases. So you can earn 3x miles via MileagePlus X and might be able to earn 3x points from your card via the airline purchase, though it’s possible the merchant coding could change without warning.
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