If you shop at Safeway or one of their partner stores Dominick’s, Vons, Pavilions, or Genuardis, you can get 125 United Airlines Mileage Plus miles per $250 spent. I’ve probably earned thousands of miles over the last few years. You simply have to go to GroceryMiles.com and register your club card. Today, I got one of those “Catalina” coupons that offered an additional 1,000 mile bonus if you sign up by 6/30. Although there seems to be no mention on the website, here is a scan of the coupon:
Mentioned previously, there are a bunch of different ways to accumulate money at Upromise. The main one is as a cashback site like eBates. But there are two additional ways to earn some money through UPromise without changing your buying patterns. For one, if you link up your grocery club card (Safeway, Albertsons, and Publix are examples) you can get free cashback when buying certain brands.
Next, if you link up your credit card, if you shop at a qualified brick-and-mortar store you can get a rebate (1% at Bed Bath and Beyond, 3% at Eddie Bauer, etc.). You can also link your credit card to a dining program that automatically gives you a rebates when you dine out at participating restaurants. I never look at the list of restaurants, but occasionally I’ll get a couple bucks by chance. Right now if you sign up with UPromise and make a purchase through their cashback portal you can get a $10 bonus. (Also an $10 bonus for cashback portal eBates.)
Now, none of these programs will make you rich. But if you are bored just sign up, link up the appropriate cards, and forget about it. Just continue to spend as usual since they will just credit you automatically. With UPromise, supposedly the money is for college or student loans, but you can also request a check to be sent to you.
By Jonathan Ping | Bored Money | 5/17/08, 4:06am