0. Update column
- "4/7/2016" today received a UA member advertisement: Chase UA Mileage Plus cardholders of the credit card, for the first time after using the MPX can get UA 500 extra miles, need to use before July 31,2016, preferably using the UA card to pay.Looks like reward to MPX new users, but our old customers can also buy a $5 Amazon take a chance
1. What is the Mileage Plus x (MPX)
Anyway this is a APP: you can buy all this APP store/restaurant gift card (gift card), but with UA mileage ranging from 1-4/$, and then use the gift card in the store/restaurant consumption.You two return in consumption while at the same time: one is the cashback/point of the credit card itself, the other is the APP provides UA mileage.Official description: the official home page.
2. Why use MPX
Many sites now offer gift cards at a discount, then why do we have to choose this APP to purchase a gift card?
- Participating merchants (partial listing, details can be found in the APP)
- Online shopping: AMAZON
- Clothing and shoe stores: GAP, Foot Locker, Forever 21, Nike
- Department stores: Kmart, Kohl's, JCPenney, Sears
- Eat: Papa John's, Buffalo Wild Wings, Domino's Pizza, IHOP
- Cosmetics: Sephora
- APP easy to use:
- Gift cards build speed: after clicking the buy, can generate within 10 seconds, which is very convenient.So you need to be to buy gift cards at home, and passive consumption.
- Gift card amount can be arbitrary: General site gift cards are sold $50,$100 integer, MPX can build $21.78 with a decimal point, such as gift cards, so there would be no balance of every situation.
- Gift cards easy to use: gift cards can be used in-store, and can be used on the Internet.
- Easy search: when shopping at the Mall, you can use the APP search surrounding businesses involved in the return mileage, very convenient
- High safety
- Gift cards purchased directly by the UA, safe and reliable.
- From second-hand gift card site (sources all sellers may be) gift card purchased, there are possible risks risk of theft and deception
- High returns
- Get UA mileage (1.6c/mile) to change the mileage between China and tickets, United States domestic air tickets are good.
- While additional cashback/mile credit card itself is also likely to be, such as in MPX buy restaurant gift cards, and this quarter they could eat 5X get Chase Freedom (YMMV)
- CITI Access More get 3X TYP, AMEX PRG has not 3x
- UA Mileage Plus credit card (without adding to the paid APP), also gets an additional 25% miles
- Can extend the UA mileage expiration
- Purchase gift cards, get UA mileage, so mileage expiration automatically be extended in the future.Also, get the mileage is going to appear in the accounts, emergency situations can be solved.
- Spend family scattered UA mileage account
- Now Android and the iPhone version of the MPX support UA mileage Exchange gift card, UA account if you have family scattered points cannot be redeemed for lowest one-way tickets, UA can choose to use in the MPX family account login required to redeem your gift card, select pay by UA mileage, you can.
- Rapid access to UA mileage
- If you purchase Sino-US difference 100 miles round trip mileage do?No money bought from UA, 100Amazon to buy gift cards directly in the APP, and instantly get the mileage.Of course, you only need to buy the gift cards they will use on the line, not lose stability.
- Specific conditions for reimbursement
- Download the APP to your phone/Tablet: Apple store downloads Google play download
- Open the APP and enter your UA frequent flyer number and Pin to login, if not directly click below to register
- In My Account, add the Credit Card option to pay credit card
- Select shopping merchants (AMAZON)
- Click on Pay Now
- Enter the amount you want, if you check the mileage pay, there will be a need to mileage (generally in Exchange 16k mileage $100 per cent).Uncheck the mileage you can select credit card payment, in the amount of money needed to buy the purchase appear below can get much mileage, how much extra mileage (extra 25% from your UA card)
- Click to buy
4. Disadvantages of MPX
- Lack of customer service phone support: problems with pay to play UA is not the solution, the only way is to select the menu-About-Feedback/Support in the APP Request, fill in the problem.After a few days there will be answers
- Because the principle is to purchase a gift card to spend once in the consumer business returns, refunds are generally only as a new gift card or store credit.Cannot go back to the credit card.
- Buy restaurant gift cards, tipping is odd.So it is best used in some fast-food restaurants
- Low mileage Exchange gift card value, each about 0.645 cent points, if Sino-us to exchange tickets for economy class can exchange the value of points 1.6 cent per, it is generally not recommended for Exchange.Unless the mileage is not, or scattered in the family accounts miles can't (because the name birthday differences their mileage accounts cannot be merged with your mileage account).
5. The best method to use
- Use CITI can get Access More payment 3X TYP
- Chase United Mileage Plus credit card Explorer: possession, MPX can have an additional 25% miles (without adding in the APP as a means of payment, UA frequent flyer number is automatically recognized by the system.Is in need of attention, if applying to UA card might account not connected, you need to wait some time before there are extra points, if you can get extra mileage can be seen below the amount to be paid)
Use for example:
- Buy $100 Amazon gift card (1 mile/$), get 100UA mile (APP) +25 UA mile (UA card) +300TYP.Points converted to cash (1 UA mile=1.6c,1TYP=1.6c), eventually returns $8.Equivalent of just $92, $100 Amazon gift card was purchased.
- Buy $100 AMC gift card (4 mile/$), 400UA mile (APP) +100 UA mile (UA card) +300TYP.Points converted to cash, eventually returns $14.Equivalent of just $86, $100 AMC gift card was purchased.
The analysis mentioned above, MPX is worth using an APP, especially for the Chase Unite Mileage Plus credit card (card now rewards 35K) and CITI Access More (3X TYP).If you are not interested in shopping, he can at least help you to quickly extend the UA mileage expiration time, the rapid provision of required a small amount of mileage.Also help you spend family scattered UA mileage account.If you find that you usually eat shopping expenses particularly large stores, or you're purchasing, you might consider two credit cards mentioned above, helps you raise your rate of return.