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Best way to keep United Miles from expiring

Best way to keep United Miles from expiring

  1. Salter

    Hi there–

    I’ve got a Chase Business card (thanks for the suggestion Lucky!) and an old AA Citibank Mastercard I’ve had for 30 years.

    Principally use the Chase Business when I can.

    I have a few airlines that I don’t use much — but do use from time to time.

    Among these: United. I have three accounts for family members and the miles will expire in 6/2019 — not many in there but about 15,000 each.

    What’s the least expensive way to add a few miles to “top these up” so the miles we do have don’t expire.

    Ideas?

    With thanks!

  2. Gaurav

    [USER=3486]@Salter[/USER], have you taken a look at the united dining or shopping options? The mileageplusx app might also be useful.

  3. Salter

    [QUOTE=”Gaurav, post: 64137, member: 79″][USER=3486]@Salter[/USER], have you taken a look at the united dining or shopping options? The mileageplusx app might also be useful.[/QUOTE]

    Thanks Gaurav! — do I need a United mileage CC card to use the dining and shopping options? (if so, what United card should I get). Or can I use the app and accrue mileage shopping or dinging just by using the app and attaching it to the frequent flier number?

    I’m somewhat familiar with miles accrued via shopping and dining by using Aadvantage shopping and dining tied to my Citibank AA card. Thanks

  4. Daniel S

    [QUOTE=”Salter, post: 64731, member: 3486″]Thanks Gaurav! — do I need a United mileage CC card to use the dining and shopping options? (if so, what United card should I get). Or can I use the app and accrue mileage shopping or dinging just by using the app and attaching it to the frequent flier number?

    I’m somewhat familiar with miles accrued via shopping and dining by using Aadvantage shopping and dining tied to my Citibank AA card. Thanks[/QUOTE]

    No, you do not. All you need to do is add a credit card to your mileage plus account and you should be good to go. You do, however, receive special benefits if you have a United issued Chase Visa Card.
    More info: [URL]https://www.united.com/ual/en/us/fly/help/faq/mileageplus-x.html[/URL]

  5. Gaurav

    Just to clarify what Daniel said, you do not link the card to your UA account (can be any card) but to the dining account and the app to earn rewards. The shopping option works by going through the UA shopping portal to make your purchase, and can also be done by any card. Owning a UA card does help as mentioned, not only on MPX but also expanded award availability on UA. The same thing applies to AA btw, you do not need to link your Citi AA card to earn dining rewards. There are many other cards with more lucrative rewards at restaurants that you could be using.

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