Today Only: Earn 5x United Miles Per Dollar Spent With Apple

Online shopping portals can be a great way to pick up additional miles & points for purchases you’d make anyway. Just for following a specific link you can earn bonus points in addition to the ones you’d earn anyway for credit card spend. Whenever I make an online purchase I always check to see which shopping portal has the best bonus.

Apple is a retailer that generally doesn’t discount much, though today there’s an opportunity to score quite a few miles on an Apple purchase.

Today only (Wednesday, October 24, 2018), United MileagePlus Shopping is offering 5x miles per dollar spent on Apple purchases. This is a significant increase over the usual single mile per dollar offered for Apple purchases.

The terms on this offer are as follows:

Please note these terms & conditions: Rewards are issued by this site, not Apple. The new iPhone XR and Apple Watch Series 4 are not eligible until further notice. Additional products not eligible are: gift cards, gift wrap, Bose products, Apple Developer Programs, and shipping. Apple sells and ships products to end user customers only; you may not purchase for resale. Eligible only to a customer for up to five (5) units per eligible product, except iPhone, in which case only two (2) units within a thirty-day (30-day) period are eligible. EPP purchases are not eligible. Not eligible on purchases made with coupon or discount codes that are not found on this site. Not eligible on gift cards, gift certificates or any other similar cash equivalents.

From the above it’s worth specifically pointing out that iPhone XR and Apple Watch Series 4 are not eligible.

We see these 5x points offers for Apple purchases a few times per year, but it’s not all that common. So if you are in the market for an Apple product, this is a great time to buy.

Also keep in mind that the 5x United miles are in addition to the points you’d usually earn for these purchases through credit card spend.

(Tip of the hat to Running With Miles)


  1. Saw it earlier this week on their home page, no thanks. Buying someone an Apple Watch 4 for Christmas. (it would only be 1/$ anyway but…) I’ve been waiting for Macy’s to bonus to 10m/$ again like they did last month. 10+5 on Chase Freedom for a total of 6,450. (4,300 UA miles + 2,150 UR points). Macy’s charges sales tax, but so does Apple so no advantage there. If United doesn’t bonus Macy’s again to 10, then I’d still rather go through the Chase Shopping Portal. Macy’s is 6/$ + 5/$ for department store bonus totalling 11UR/$ or 4,730 UR points. (all calculations using the $430 Apple Watch 4)

  2. Can I buy an Apple gift card from a grocery store with AMEX Gold and earn 4x and then use a gift card through United portal and get those 5x points?

  3. And people like anon should lose their points/miles and be fined for abusing things (i.e., buy, get the points, and return the item).

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