Get 20% and $25 off at Virgin America, Earn Miles via United Shopping App
Good evening – I hope everyone had a nice weekend!
A few quick notes for you…
Earn miles shopping through United’s MileagePlus X app
United’s newly-launched MileagePlus X app provides a way to earn miles for in-store shopping.
The video is pretty clear, but to summarize:
- Download the app.
- Log in to your MileagePlus account. The app will sync your account with the payment cards stored in your united.com profile.
- Search for participating stores (they should load automatically based on your location).
- At the register, enter the total purchase price into the app to buy an electronic gift card for that amount, then show the app to the cashier to complete the purchase.
The process is a little more convoluted than I prefer since I like things as automated (i.e. brainless for me) as possible, but I shouldn’t complain about getting miles for buying stuff I’d have bought anyway.
One important consideration is you’re paying with a gift card (purchased on the spot through the app) – which is not the same thing as paying directly with a credit card.
Credit cards often provide warranties and other consumer protections not provided by gift cards. And if you return the merchandise you’ll likely be refunded in the form of a store credit.
Virgin America 10% or 20% off
If you’re still looking for spring break travel discounts, Virgin America is offering up to 20% off through today (March 1st).
Be sure to use promo code ESCAPE20 and note the 20% is valid for Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday travel between March 6 and April 9, 2015.
Monday, Thursday, and Friday travel receive 10% off.
Virgin America $25 off $50+
Also from Virgin America, purchase a flight using Visa Checkout and earn $25 off a future flight.
Any credit card can be used with Visa Checkout, and if you don’t already have an account you can create one in the process.
- Offer is valid until March 15, 2015 or while supplies last.
- The $25 discount (which should come by email in 1-2 weeks) must be redeemed by July 31, 2015 for travel flown by January 4, 2016.
Enjoy the remaining weekend!