Deal DetailsLast Edited by FrugalAsianMan July 12, 2012 at 11:05 AM
I've only tried doing this through United to get United Mileageplus Miles. Here is how you do it:
- Go to United.com
- Go to > Mileageplus > Earn Award Miles > Gifts, flowers, wine, daily deals and more > Thanks Again
- Register for a new Thanks Again account (existing users, you can sign in as long as you originally registered through United. Otherwise, you won't be able to get united miles.)
- Once you're done registering, click on "My Account". (This is the "My Account" on the Thanks Again website, NOT on United.com.)
- Underneath your billing info, there should be a link that says "Click Here to Join Thanks Again Offers." Click on it. (There is also a skyscraper-style vertical banner ad on the right side that you can click.)
- The offer should appear saying you'll receive 1000 miles for signing up for this Visa Offers. Note two things: 1) you have to enroll your cellphone to a text messaging service (up to 5 texts a week), 2) you have to register a visa credit card with this offer. They will track the spending on that card.
- That's it! Just wait. Once you're registered, bonus miles should deposit in 4-6 weeks to your Thanks Again account. Awesome. (Takes an additional 4-6 weeks to post from Thanks Again account to your United miles account.)
Free miles? Let's celebrate.
- You are enrolling your phone number and registered card directly with Visa. Thanks Again is just a partner. Visa already has your personal info, they just want your permission to track your spending for marketing and sales purposes, so they can send directed ads to your phone.
- You can always opt out of the text messages by replying back via text "STOP"
- If you have enrolled in a previous Visa Offers program, as long as it is not through Thanks Again, YOU ARE STILL ELIGIBLE FOR THIS PROMOTION!
Terms for the Thanks Again Offer:
Quote :*Prepaid cards including Visa Buxx, Visa Gift cards, Visa Healthcare cards, Visa Incentive cards, and Visa TravelMoney, are not eligible for enrollment at this time.
Offers delivered to your mobile device in connection with Thanks Again Offers are valid in the United States. Certain restrictions may apply.
**Upon clicking "Earn 1000 Bonus Miles >>" or "Get Mobile Offers" above, we will send your name, email address and member number to Visa to simplify enrollment in Thanks Again Offers.
1000 Bonus Miles Terms And Conditions: To participate in Thanks Again Offers and receive 1000 Bonus Miles you must: (i) be a Thanks Again member registered to earn miles via Thanks Again and (ii) enroll in Thanks Again Offers using an eligible Visa card. Bonus miles will be deposited to the enrolled member's Thanks Again account within 4 - 6 weeks after successful enrollment in Thanks Again Offers, and any earned miles will be transferred to the enrolled member's valid frequent flyer account within 6 - 8 weeks after successful enrollment in Thanks Again Offers. Limit one (1) set of 1000 Bonus miles per Thanks Again member, regardless of the number of Thanks Again accounts. Offer expires on 9/30/12 and enrollment in Thanks Again Offers must be completed by 11:59 PM Pacific Time on 9/30/12. Void where prohibited. Subject to standard Thanks Again Membership Terms and Conditions.
Quote from Thanks Again FAQ Page :When will my rewards be credited to my member account with my Participating Reward Provider?
Generally, your account will be credited within 6-8 weeks of your purchase.
What OP failed to highlight is that, besides having a United Mileageplus account and signing up for the Thanks Again offer, you also need a mobile phone number with text messaging service plus a Visa credit card in order to complete all the steps to earn the bonus miles. Just letting you all know in advance before you discover this mid-step.
- Miles post to your Thanks Again account in 4-6 weeks after you enroll in the offer
- Miles will automatically post from your Thanks Again account to United MileagePlus in 4-6 weeks after they post to your Thanks Again account. (So total time to see miles looks like anywhere from 8 to 12 weeks.)
Quote :SMS Communications
By participating in Thanks Again Offers and clicking "I AGREE", you are opting-in to receive marketing messages and other communications including a confirmation receipt of STOP messages via SMS to your enrolled mobile device, but can opt-out of such messages at any time by either: (a) sending a text message with the word "STOP" to 90934 or by replying with the word "STOP" to any text message you may receive from Thanks Again Offers (or such other short code that may be used in the future); or (b) visiting https://rtm.visa.com/ExpressEnrol...