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The easiest way I have found to build miles over time is one little app – Mileage Plus X App. Nowadays people are often using their cell phone to pay for their store purchases. Now when you go to restaurants or stores, you can get extra miles in addition to using your points or cash back credit card by adding one little step. Welcome to the Mileage Plus X App by United Airlines. Keep in mind this is not going to get you a free flight overnight but will help pad your balance or add up over a period of time.
How do you get the Mileage Plus X App?
The Mileage Plus X App is available the App Store or Google Play. Simply search for Mileage Plus X and download the application by following your device instructions.
How does the Mileage Plus X App work?
By downloading the app and linking it to your United Frequent Flyer account it will all you to purchase the gift cards while you are sitting at that restaurant or department store. The credit card numbers are held through United.com on your flyer account. At restaurants it comes in handy where they give you the bill at your table, you can type in the dollar amount down to the penny, and pay at the register. All you have to tell them is that its a digital giftcard and hand them your phone for the numbers some of them can even scan the barcode which makes it easy for them too. Some of the restaurants that we use this for are : Buffalo Wild Wings, Panera Bread, IHOP and Joni’s Second Home – Starbucks.
You can also do online shopping at Amazon, ebay, and Best Buy. The value of points per dollar vary depending on the store. However keep in mind that every little bit helps. As Joni and I eat out often, We easily got over 10,000 miles on this app last year by restaurants alone. United Airlines Miles expire if there is no activity every 18 months. Some users purchase an Amazon giftcard through this app just to extend their expiration date on their miles another 18 months.
This app is one of the ‘double dip’ options available to you when you purchase the gift cards with a mileage or cash back credit card. If you go through an online shopping portal – if you are getting something from somewhere like Best Buy it gives you an option for a ‘triple dip’!
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