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mac91red

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miles hack for United
« on: February 02, 2017, 08:31:16 AM »
Could anyone recommend another way to miles hack some United flyer miles?  I just noticed the miles i have for them expire here soon.  I just closed down a Chase card that I know earned miles with them.  Not too sure if they'd allow me to open a new LOC to get their bonus miles or not.  Any chance we could open it in my wife's name but use my flyer number?  Any other card options perhaps?

Thanks

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Re: miles hack for United
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2017, 08:32:27 AM »
if you are under the 5/24 rule and you earned those miles from bonus on the CC more than 2 years ago i think you could apply.  I'm not a big united person but maybe using the app to make a purchase will keep those miles active

mac91red

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Re: miles hack for United
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2017, 09:28:03 AM »
Ah wasn't aware of that rule.  Yes i am way under for them then.  Thank you kindly!

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Re: miles hack for United
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2017, 09:36:09 AM »
You can often subscribe to a magazine or something for a very small number of miles and that extends the expiration.

United's credit card (at least the one I was offered) has a huge yearly fee, so that is one I've never gotten...

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Re: miles hack for United
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2017, 10:19:10 AM »
I use the app to buy $25 giftcards for Amazon.
I can confirm that it resets the expiration date for another 18 months.

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Re: miles hack for United
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2017, 11:53:21 AM »
Or use their shopping portal the next time you buy something online will keep the miles alive.

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Re: miles hack for United
« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2017, 12:11:01 PM »
Or join the dining program and go out for a meal.

mac91red

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Re: miles hack for United
« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2017, 12:48:10 PM »
I use the app to buy $25 giftcards for Amazon.
I can confirm that it resets the expiration date for another 18 months.

Sorry not following - is this a chase app or with the airline?  thanks!

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Re: miles hack for United
« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2017, 12:51:38 PM »
I use the app to buy $25 giftcards for Amazon.
I can confirm that it resets the expiration date for another 18 months.

Sorry not following - is this a chase app or with the airline?  thanks!

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