I’m always looking for the next huge deal or sign-up bonus, but on top of that I love a smaller deal that requires hardly any work for a great reward — in this case, 500 United miles! Be sure you have a United MileagePlus account number before you move forward, if and if you don’t have one yet you can enroll here.
Visa Checkout just launched an offer with United, targeting United MileagePlus Visa Cardholders through 9/30. New Visa Checkout enrollees can use their UMP card within 15 days after enrolling to spend $5+ at any Visa Checkout merchant and get 500 bonus award miles.
All aside from getting the bonus, I find Visa Checkout to be a convenient way to pay on lots of websites (and actually prefer using it to Paypal because you get to keep the benefits and rewards of your card with Visa Checkout) without having to re-enter billing and shipping information online. My favorite use of it is on Staples.com using my Chase Ink card to purchase items (incuding Visa Gift Cards!) for 5x the points!
Happy travel hacking!