From now through the end of the year you can earn bonus United MileagePlus miles for donating to their partners for disaster relief due to the California wildfires. United is partnering with the American Red Cross and the San Diego Humane Society. If you’re a MileagePlus member you’ve probably already received an email to this effect and you can click on the link in your email or you can click here to to be taken to the donation page.
United will give bonus miles based on a tiered structure:
- Donations of $50-99 will receive 250 bonus miles
- Donations of $100-249 will receive 500 bonus miles
- Donations of $250 or more will receive 1,000 bonus miles
United will award up to 3,000,000 bonus miles in total and will match the first $100,000 donated.
Note that the donations are handled by CrowdRise so they will not count as an airline charge for points-earning purposes.
It’s never a bad time to help those in need and doing so over the next couple of weeks will earn you bonus miles for doing so.