United and PayPal Team Up to Help You Spend Those Frequent Flyer Miles
There are plenty of awful ways to redeem your frequent flyer miles, but United Airlines is partnering up with PayPal to add another. We might be a little harsh in our assessment, but seriously, you're going to get the best value redeeming for a flightso keep saving up for the trip to Tahiti.
Anyway, beginning next year PayPal users&3151;thanks to some help from ezRez Softwareshould be able to utilize United MileagePlus miles at pretty much any retailer that accepts PayPal for payment. The plan is that you'll buy your stuff directly through online retailers and that your frequent flyer account will be deducted upon placing your order. You won't have to go through United or their online shopping mall, so it should be at least a more streamlined experience.
Like we said initially it might not be the ideal place to burn some frequent flyer miles. However, if you're just dying for the latest iPadand already have completed your travel bucket listhaving another option might be a good thing. Happy shopping!
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