Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Up to 6.66x + 5x On $1,500 of Purchases at Staples

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The United Shopping portal is currently offering 4x miles per $1 spent at Staples.

There is also a United Shopping portal bonus.  If you spend $1,500 at any store, you will earn 4,000 miles.

If you combine the two, you will earn 6,000 united miles + 4,000 bonus united miles for spending exactly $1,500 at Staples.  That's a combined 6.66 miles per $1 spent

Use a Chase Ink to pay and you will earn 5x Ultimate Rewards points.

So you can earn 10,000 United miles and 7,500 UR points (which can be transferred to United) for spending $1,500 at Staples.

Remember that portals don't give out bonuses for tax so the base price needs to be $1,500 before tax.  Chase Ink does give out 5x for the tax as well.

You could always buy $1,500 of eBay Gift Cards or other eGift Cards in anticipation of the next sale (no clue when that will be) or you can buy a $100 Lowe's eGift Card for $90 (HT - Frequent Miler).  No reselling action but if you need to make a purchase at Lowe's this is a good discount.

Have a reselling idea?  Put it in the comments?

Please note that the terms and conditions explicitly exclude gift cards from earning miles through United. That being said, reports have been positive lately and portals have been paying out for eGift Cards purchases at Staples.  If it doesn't track properly, they won't credit you because of the terms.  That is a risk of the deal.