United Airlines allows you to exchange unused gift cards for MileagePlus® award miles, this could be a good deal if you have gift cards you do not plan on ever using. For a limited time United is allow members to earn 35% more miles when they exchange gift cards from over 100 retailers. You can view the number of miles you’ll receive for each gift card before you complete the exchange, this is a great way to earn United miles while getting rid of useless gift cards.
What you need to know about MileagePlus Gift Card Exchange:
|You’ll be able to preview the amount of award miles offered for your gift cards before submitting them for an exchange.||You’ll be able to participate in the exchange if you have had a MileagePlus account open for at least 90 days and have a positive account balance.||The amount of award miles offered in exchange for the gift card varies and includes a 7.5% federal excise tax.|
|You’ll receive the full value remaining on your gift card in award miles.*||Miles could take up to 5 days to be deposited into your MileagePlus account.||You don’t need to mail in your gift card. The exchange is done electronically.|
|Gift cards accepted must have a $15 minimum balance on the card and may have a maximum imposed.||There’s no limit to the number of gift cards you can exchange.||All gift card exchanges are final.|
Some of the gift card retailers include:
- Best Buy;
- Disney Store;
- Home Depot;
- JC Penney ; and
- Many more!