Now through August 18, 2013 United Airlines is offering a 500 mile “Back to School” bonus for $75 in purchases through their United MileagePlus Shopping Mall. The offer says “select retailers,” but my experience has been that this includes all the retailers available on the site. While this isn’t a particularly huge mileage bonus, I do think it warrants consideration, especially if you plan to make any online purchases in the next week or so.
Keep in mind that the United MileagePlus Shopping Mall is run by Cartera and it can be quite a hassle getting your miles deposited after a purchase. I have had some trouble in the past, but usually I do end up getting my miles posted.
To earn the 500 mile “Back to School” bonus, just go to the United Shopping Mall site and click through the retailer before you make your purchase. You must also have a United MileagePlus account as well.