You can get 500 miles for just joining United’s MileagePlus Dining and 2,500 bonus miles for the first 5 dines (500 bonus miles per dine).
There is no need to make a purchase to get the 500 miles for joining. This is great way to extend the expiry of United miles by 18 months without a fee.
You can access United’s web page for this offer here.
The bonus miles for the first five dines must occur within 30 days of registration.
This is about the easiest way to get 500 United miles and, at the same time, extend the validity of all the miles on the account by 18 months.
I have sometimes received mystery miles from establishments that have been part of the program and where I have dined (or wined) at.
Here are the terms and conditions of this offer:
This bonus offer is only open to new MileagePlus DiningSM members without a dining profile at the time of registration. A dining profile includes creating a web login and opting in and remaining opted in to receive emails from MileagePlus Dining with a valid, deliverable email address. To earn the first 500 bonus miles for this bonus offer, you must complete registration by creating a dining profile and registering at least one payment card in your dining account. Members are eligible to earn the initial registration 500 bonus miles only one time for a maximum of 500 bonus miles. Registration must originate through one of the links on this page by July 10, 2014. You must also continue to satisfy other Online and/or VIP Member level criteria to earn this bonus.
To earn the additional bonus miles for this bonus offer, you must dine out at any participating restaurant, bar or club within 30 days of registering for the bonus. You may dine up to five times and earn 500 bonus miles per dine with a maximum amount of 2,500 bonus miles for dining within 30 days of registration. Please note that dining activity that occurred prior to registration will not be eligible for this bonus. In addition, all qualified dines must occur during a valid reward period and be paid for with a credit or debit card registered in MileagePlus Dining.
The total of 3,000 bonus miles may be earned with this bonus (500 for registration and up to 2,500 for dining). Offer is not combinable with other MileagePlus Dining bonuses, including but not limited to, The Sign Up and Dine Bonus. Please allow 6–8 weeks from the date of your qualifying dines for any bonus award miles to post to your MileagePlus account. All inquiries related to this bonus must be received by September 10, 2014.
Please note that some restaurants offer rewards only on certain days of the week or up to a maximum spending amount per month. For complete program Terms and Conditions, guidelines and restrictions, and the latest rewards calendar, visit mpdining.rewardsnetwork.com. Other limitations may apply.