Update 12/8: Just saw this update to the “learn more” section of the offer (I’m assuming it’s the official terms and conditions): “Initial transaction must meet a $25 minimum product value (exclusive of taxes and/or shipping and handling fees) in order to qualify for the 1,500 bonus mile offer.” Apparently the terms were changed on 12/8 around 5pm. I am happy that both of my orders were placed before the change, but I am also worried that the miles won’t be honored. Luckily some people took screen shots of this “Learn More” section before and after the terms were modified.
Personally I do not think $25 for 1,500 United Miles is a good value, so I won’t be making another purchase under the new terms.
First things first, I LOVE Gilt and have been shopping on it for the past couple of years. Hey, a girl’s gotta treat her self to guiltless designer duds once in a while.
Gilt recently launched an offer where new members who join using this address: http://www.gilt.com/united shall be awarded 1,500 United Mileage Plus miles after completing their first purchase. Since I’ve been spending like crazy, especially after a dangerous trip to the mall on Black Friday, I decided to keep it tame with this one and strictly go for the mileage bonus.
Since I already have an active account, I joined with another email address of mine and purchased a simple $10 restaurant gift card under Gilt City. There are no shipping charges for dining vouchers. Shout out to Dad for suggesting that one. So hey, at least I have yet ANOTHER NYC date night excuse to look forward to… and of course the miles, duh.
If you don’t already have a United Mileage Plus Account, you can quickly create an account by visiting United.com.