Looking to earn the most miles for a car rental, especially for shorter term rentals?
United is sending out lots of small waves right now instead of a huge boat rocking set of changes. The problem is they affect pretty much everyone, and those little waves add up to big disappointment.
For those who don’t travel for a living, it’s important to take advantage of any opportunities to earn extra miles. These 2,000 miles from United Airlines Mileage Plus are a great example.
Both American Airlines and US Airways have good offers for Avis rentals through mid-July. American is offering from 1,000 to 7,500 miles on rentals and US Airways is offering 5X bonus miles.
As noted by Mommy Points, United is offering 500 free MileagePlus miles just to sign up for their dining program. Like Summer, I really can’t remember the last time one of the airlines offered a sign-up bonus without tying it to completing your first dine as part of the program. That really means these are just free miles. That being said, I think the dining programs are a good (not great) part of any mileage earning strategy. The bonuses used to be much more lucrative, but enrolling is free and listing […]
This appears to be for any Mileage Plus VISA, and there are a bunch of different ones out there. Essentially, register to receive text messages and receive 500 miles. I don’t believe this is targeted. You’ll also receive text messages with bonus offers. No idea if these will be valuable. The ones that UA sends out with their TopGuest check-ins are pretty blah. The terms say 6-8 weeks for the points to post, but it’s unclear if you need to stay registered that long. I just signed up, so I […]