HOW TO EARN 5 FREE DOMESTIC TICKETS ON UNITED FOR YOUR FAMILY – 116,000 MILES

I’ve got an idea for you families out there!  My mind is always filled with mile and point strategies and how you can combine offers to score a free trip.  I don’t think a day goes by when I don’t think about ways to maximize earning miles and points or how someone could make a huge score.

This strategy involves both a Chase credit card offer and a DirecTV offer.  This will earn you almost enough for 5 United domestic tickets. (Special thanks to my readers for catching my math error – I did get A’s in math too and did budgets for a living – crazy!!! Grrh!)

I’ve outlined the details in the spreadsheet below.

FAMILY MEMBER

CREDIT CARD OFFER

BONUS POINTS

MIN. SPEND REQUIRED

TOTAL BONUS POINTS (including spend points)

ANNUAL FEE

Husband/Partner
applies for:

Chase Sapphire Preferred

40,000

$3,000

43,000

Waived 1st Year

Wife/Partner
applies for:

Chase Sapphire Preferred

40,000

$3,000

43,000

Waived 1st Year

 

SATELLITE TV OFFER

UNITED BONUS MILES

MONTHLY – 24 month contract

 TOTAL BONUS MILES

 

Couple signs up for:

DirecTV United Offer

30,000

$24.99

30,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 EARNING TOTAL

TOTAL

110,000

TOTAL BONUS MILES/POINTS EARNED

 116,000

 

 

1 United Domestic Ticket
(U.S., Alaska & Canada)


Miles Required


25,000

 

 

 
5 United Domestic Tickets


Miles Required

 

 


 125,000

 

CREDIT CARD OFFERS

Chase Sapphire Preferred – (See Page 2 for offer) 40,000 Bonus Ultimate Rewards Points
NOTE: These Ultimate Rewards Points are transferable instantly to your United MileagePlus Frequent Flyer account.  If you don’t know much about Chase’s Ultimate Rewards program, check out these articles:

Ultimate Rewards Points 101 – Part 1

Ultimate Rewards Points 101 – Part 2

In my opinion the Chase Ultimate Rewards program is the best rewards program available with any lender.  My second choice is the Membership Rewards program through American Express.  Both of these programs give you the most control and flexibility over your points and enable you to use them for virtually anything.  

DIRECTV OFFER

OFFER DETAILS:

Earn 30,000 United MileagePlus® miles
when you get DIRECTV®. Provide your MileagePlus® number when you order online or call the phone number below.
Requires activation of ENTERTAINMENT package or above with 24-month DIRECTV agreement. New approved customers only

OFFER LINK

 


ADDITIONAL COMMENTS:

This is a great strategy if your family can benefit from the DirecTV service.  I would not recommend getting into a two year contract with DirecTV just for the 30,000 United miles.  But if you are in the market for this type of service, you could combine signing up for this DirecTV offer and applying for two Chase Sapphire Preferred cards and earn your family a free trip.  Just an idea for you to ponder.

If you are looking for fee hotel nights, I would recommend the following two credit cards:

Club Carlson Visa – 85,000 Bonus Points – Budget & Luxury Hotels – More details here

Starwood Preferred Guest Card – Luxury Hotels – More details here

6 thoughts on “HOW TO EARN 5 FREE DOMESTIC TICKETS ON UNITED FOR YOUR FAMILY – 116,000 MILES”

    1. @De – Thanks. Glad someone is reading and caring enough to let me know. 🙂 Don’t know how I miscalculated but I did for sure. You would 9,000 more miles for the 5 tickets.

    1. @Helgo – Thank for letting me know. You are so right! Don’t know how I did that! Thanks for being kind though! 🙂

      1. Your very welcome! I actually wasn’t 100% sure that I wasn’t getting something mixed up! Thanks for the effort you put out on your emails and website.

        1. @Helgo – You are welcome! I’m always working to improve it and help get more info out to “us” average folks so we can live the dream of traveling. Love sharing and helping. Email me anytime!

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