United is currently offering 500 free United Miles simply for joining the MileagePlus Dining program and completing your online profile. This is definitely a rare offer. Normally, not only do you need to actually sign up for the dining program but you usually have to make a purchase at a participating restaurant in order to earn any bonus miles. This is a pretty quick and easy way to earn some miles and should only take you a few minutes.
In addition to the 500 miles for signing up, members can also earn up 500 additional bonus miles for each dine, up to 2,500 miles, at participating restaurants in the dining network completed within 30 days of registering. Typically new member bonus offers require a minimum purchase of $40 in order to trigger any bonus miles but it appears with this offer there is no minimum amount.
There are a couple of key terms to pay attention to with this offer. In order to receive any bonus miles you must enroll via the offer page AND register at least one credit or debit card by July 10, 2014. If you fail to link a card to the program you will not receive any bonus miles.
Once you have gotten the bonus for United, you can consider moving on to the next bonus from one of the other loyalty programs with a dining program below.
Alaska Airlines – Current offer is 500 miles for new members – $30 minimum purchase required
American Airlines – Current sign-up bonus of 2,000 miles! – Limited Time Offer – $30 minimum purchase required
Delta – Current sign-up bonus of 2,000 miles! – $30 minimum purchase required
Hilton – Current offer is 1,000 points for new members – $30 minimum purchase required
IHG Rewards Club – Current offer is 1,000 points for new members – $30 minimum purchase required
Southwest – Current offer is 300 points after first $25 in dining.
US Airways – Current offer is 2,000 miles for new members – Limited Time Offer – $30 minimum purchase required