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What’s better than a discount or a bonus? How about a discount and a bonus?
The latest addition to United’s Mileage Plus Shopping mall is Groupon, the popular website that offers daily discounts from local businesses in many larger U.S. cities.
Mileage Plus members who participate in Mileage Plus Shopping can now earn six miles per $1 spent at Groupon.
Deal or No Deal
Considering that the miles are earned for products and services that are already heavily discounted, any bonus represents a nice value-add.
And compared to the mileage payout from many other Mileage Plus Shopping merchants, six miles per $1 is well above average.
According to Groupon’s website, the company &quot;features a daily deal on the best stuff to do, see, eat, and buy in more than 500 markets and 44 countries, and soon beyond (read: Space).&quot; If Groupon delivers deals in your area, and you’re vested in Mileage Plus, this is a terrific opportunity to combine substantial savings with a respectable mileage bonus.
Note: Members of the programs of American and Delta may also earn miles when shopping at Groupon–eight miles per $1 with American, five miles per $1 at Delta.
Reader Reality Check
A deal and a bonus—what’s not to like?