In today's newsletter, we gave away 75,000 United Airlines miles. It was epic.
I'm going to break down this part of the giveaway to give you a better idea of what these points are worth and how you can redeem them for maximum value.
- Number of points: 75,000
- Cost to Kara and Nate: $2,625
- Face-value: $907
- Daily Drop Savvy User-value: $3,500+
Even if you didn’t win today, United miles are actually quite easy to earn.
The easiest way to sign up for a United co-branded credit card. There are a few really solid credit card options that not only let you earn United Miles, but also include other benefits like lounge access, checked bags, and more. Check out our links to learn more about them:
United℠ Explorer Card
$95 Annual Fee
Earn 50,000 bonus miles after you spend $3,000 on purchases in the first 3 months your account is open.
Click the card or the title to learn more!
United Club℠ Infinite Card
$525 Annual Fee
Earn 80,000 bonus miles after you spend $5,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening.
Click the card or title to learn more!
Other ways to earn United miles that don't include signing up for a credit card 😁
Transfer from banks: You can easily transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards points to United at a 1:1 ratio (okay, I lied - I'm going to mention credit cards one more time... Check out our Top Credit Cards page to earn about the ONLY way you can earn Ultimate Rewards points)
Shopping portal: You can earn miles for making everyday online purchases using United's shopping portal (which frequently has decent bonuses)
Flying with United: Even if you only fly with United once in a blue moon, make sure you sign up for a loyalty account and add your frequent flyer number to your booking to earn miles when you fly.
Ways to redeem United miles:
You could use 75,000 United miles in a variety of ways from booking a number of cheaper economy flights all the way to luxurious business class seats across the Atlantic. Here are a couple of examples:
For 60,000 miles you could fly in a lie-flat business class seat from New York to London, a ticket that would otherwise cost over $3,000!!
You could book this economy flight between Los Angeles and Chicago SIX times (which would normally cost you well over a thousand dollars in cash).
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