Earn a Mystery Bonus MileagePlus Miles by Shopping in April 2021

Effective through Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at 11:59:59 in the evening Eastern Daylight Time, you can earn bonus United Airlines MileagePlus miles — in addition to the standard MileagePlus miles earned — during the Mystery Bonus campaign at the MileagePlus Shopping portal by spending a minimum of $65.00 shopping for each individual qualifying purchase on your favorite products from hundreds of participating retailers.

Earn a Mystery Bonus MileagePlus Miles by Shopping in April 2021

You can only earn the bonus of MileagePlus miles once, as the minimum number of bonus award points that will be awarded to an eligible MileagePlus Shopping account through the Mystery Bonus campaign is 500 bonus award miles.

Bonus MileagePlus miles will be issued based on your cumulative qualifying purchases made during the bonus period. Returns, cancellations, shipping and handling, taxes, gift card or other cash equivalent purchases, and certain products are not included in the bonus award MileagePlus miles eligibility calculation.

Please allow up to ten weeks after the conclusion of the bonus period for the bonus award MileagePlus miles to post to your MileagePlus Shopping account. This offer cannot be combined with other offers or promotions.

Other terms and conditions may apply.


A similar offer is available with the American Airlines AAdvantage shopping portal — but that offer ends tomorrow, Saturday, April 17, 2021.

Be aware that the adding of MileagePlus miles to your account as a result of participating in this promotion can take as many as ten weeks; but if that happens after the expiration date of the miles in your account, take consolation of knowing that the date of the transaction is typically what counts and not when the transaction is approved. You may need to take the time to send reminders to the administrators of a shopping portal if your miles or points do not post; and if that is not worth your time or effort, you might want to reconsider participating in one of these promotions…

…but if you intend to spend money shopping anyway before the promotion ends, you may as well earn AAdvantage miles in the process.

As for me — well, my offer was 500 bonus MileagePlus miles if I spend a minimum of $65.00; and I likely will not take advantage of this tepid offer…

…even if it is slightly spiced up with the possibility of a “mystery” bonus.

Photograph ©2015 by Brian Cohen.

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