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United Shopping Portal Bonus Earned!

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Citylights18
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United Shopping Portal Bonus Earned!

Back in Februray I the Samsung S20 was available for a preorder/trade in offer. United Mileage Plus had an offer available for 9x miles that particular day with Samsung. I was working late at the office (this was back in February) and didn't start to put my order in until 11:30 PM. By the time I had all the options selected and had a confirmation from Samsung it was already 12:10 PM.

 

Instantly I was worried that I was going to lose out on the 9x. I tried to go back through the 9x offer from the previous day and it was now showing up as 3x. About a month had passed and I hadn't received any shopping portal bonus at all so I contacted Mileage Plus with a missing miles report. I stated that I should be eligible for 9x but I did make this purchase with the my Samsung store card instead of buying it outright. Mileage Plus was able to confirm that I was indeed elgible for the 9x regardless of processing times so that was good on my behalf. Peroidically I received updates from Mileage plus as they were waiting merchant resolution.

 

Finally after 3 full months of waiting I received that 9x resolution from MileagePlus (7335 miles). I received another 7335 United Miles from Samsung directly so instead of 9x I was able to score 18x on that Samsung S20 purchase!

 

After disappointing attempts to pick up miles from merchants (particularly British Airways Avios) this feels good to finally get these United Miles. Finally its time to update my signature on my point totals which I've been waiting to do pending award of these miles.

Official travel point totals as of 12/26/23 (1,382,693 Total Points)
Chase Ultimate Rewards 661,525 | IHG One Rewards 144,443 | Hilton Honors 143,801 | AMEX Membership Rewards 102,729 | World of Hyatt 90,413 | Marriott Bonvoy 65,343 | Citi Thank You 62,712 | Wells Fargo Rewards 33,652 | Southwest Rapid Rewards 28,105 | United MileagePlus 13,316 | British Airways Avios 12,333 | Jet Blue TrueBlue 11,661 | NASA Platinum Rewards 1,883 | AA Advantage 1,744 | Navy Federal Rewards 792 | Delta Sky Miles 175 | Virgin Atlantic Virgin Points 100 | Lowes Business Rewards 6,992 ($69.92) | Amazon Rewards 475 ($4.75) | Discover CB 499 ($4.99)
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coreysw12
Valued Contributor

Re: United Shopping Portal Bonus Earned!

Sweet! Time to update your siggy! Smiley Very Happy

 

United miles are great, and especially since, as you know, you can convert your UR points to them 1:1.

 

I just booked 2 round-trip tickets from CA to Maine for myself and my son, using United miles. Total cost, 50k miles. Still have 135k points left over! United miles go a long ways (pun not intended)

    Total Loan Balance: $43k / $65k


    Total SL: $78k

United 1K - 725,000 lifetime flight miles    |    Chase Status: 4/24
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Citylights18
Valued Contributor

Re: United Shopping Portal Bonus Earned!

Unfortunately this past week Samsung clawed back the extra 9% given to me as an accounting mistake.

 

Oh well. I can still live with 7500 bonus on the purchase.

 

Will update point totals next weekend after my Chase totals update to account for everything.

Official travel point totals as of 12/26/23 (1,382,693 Total Points)
Chase Ultimate Rewards 661,525 | IHG One Rewards 144,443 | Hilton Honors 143,801 | AMEX Membership Rewards 102,729 | World of Hyatt 90,413 | Marriott Bonvoy 65,343 | Citi Thank You 62,712 | Wells Fargo Rewards 33,652 | Southwest Rapid Rewards 28,105 | United MileagePlus 13,316 | British Airways Avios 12,333 | Jet Blue TrueBlue 11,661 | NASA Platinum Rewards 1,883 | AA Advantage 1,744 | Navy Federal Rewards 792 | Delta Sky Miles 175 | Virgin Atlantic Virgin Points 100 | Lowes Business Rewards 6,992 ($69.92) | Amazon Rewards 475 ($4.75) | Discover CB 499 ($4.99)
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