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Old Jul 2, 14, 1:27 pm
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MileagePlus Dining - Q&A, bonus, experiences, ....

Hey guys,

Just a heads up I got an email from MP Dining Rewards today, offering a 10,000 bonus on 10x dines over $40 each from now until August. For someone living in NYC this is great.. I always offer to put dining on my card and take cash.

FYI, you must register for the offer. I see it in my account also
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Old Jul 2, 14, 1:29 pm
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I think it's variable. My offer is only 2,500 miles for 5x$40 dines--probably because I use MPDining a lot anyway and hardly need to be encouraged.

But sign in to your account and click "Bonuses" at the top and see what's there.
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Old Jul 2, 14, 1:33 pm
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I also use it a lot (I'm gold). But not so much this month.. maybe they're desperate. Quite the offer though. Although I'd almost rather have X for 5x dines, because 10 requires effort. 5 can kinda just.. happen..
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Old Jul 2, 14, 1:39 pm
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I got the 2500 offer via email and when I signed in the offer was 10K. Interesting...
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Old Jul 2, 14, 1:46 pm
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I got offered 5k for 10 $40 dines. Confirmed for the same after registering.
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Old Jul 2, 14, 1:51 pm
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10 Dines @ $40 for 10k offered here.

I've only remembered to use my UA card twice since I signed up for MP dining.
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Old Jul 2, 14, 2:03 pm
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10k after 10 dines for me. I'm a MP Dining "VIP" (as one of the places across the street from my office participates), so I was surprised to get a "good" offer--though the 10x in 6 weeks is a bit of a challenge.
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Old Jul 2, 14, 4:43 pm
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Does any one know if it works for purchasing gift cards? If so, can I purchase 10 $40 gift cards in 10 separate transactions all at the same time?
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Old Jul 2, 14, 4:58 pm
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Originally Posted by epsalon View Post
Does any one know if it works for purchasing gift cards? If so, can I purchase 10 $40 gift cards in 10 separate transactions all at the same time?
Interesting; I'm tempted to try. There's a steakhouse that I frequent near my office that I'm sure I'd eventually run through $400 worth.
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Old Jul 2, 14, 5:35 pm
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Originally Posted by idlechill View Post
10 Dines @ $40 for 10k offered here.

I've only remembered to use my UA card twice since I signed up for MP dining.
Can't you attach any credit card to your MP dining account? That's what I have done
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Old Jul 2, 14, 5:41 pm
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Originally Posted by epsalon View Post
Does any one know if it works for purchasing gift cards? If so, can I purchase 10 $40 gift cards in 10 separate transactions all at the same time?
It does, 100% sure. Buy 10 x $40 cards. Make sure you'll use them all before they expire (in many states gift cards never expire). Last time they had a bonus promo I did it, but 3 of my favorite restaurants which used to participate no longer do, so I can't even find a restaurant here locally that I'd want to do it for. And if I'm going to spend $400 for 10,000 miles, I might as well buy a ticket with the $400, lol!
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Old Jul 2, 14, 6:55 pm
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I got the 10K for 10 dines email today.

I usually do not go out of my way for MileagePlus dining, but for 10k I can squeeze in some extra sushi and beer over the next six weeks.

Does the $40 total include tip and tax?
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Old Jul 2, 14, 7:35 pm
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I got the 10k for 10 dines. I was excited until I saw the $40 min per dine which isn't going to be easy for me. I'm single and don't eat out too often, especially since the places I go often don't participate.

Edit: just searched and saw that a sandwich place by my office participates (that's like jimmy johns). I wonder if I could buy a $11 meal + a $30 gift card and have that count? I'd be eating sandwiches for months, but at least that feels less stupid than going out for $40 meals just to get the miles.
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Old Jul 2, 14, 7:55 pm
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IMO, the $40 minimum is a little silly, $10-15 would be more reasonable.
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Old Jul 2, 14, 8:17 pm
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Also got 10 Dines @ $40+ for 10k. There is only on restaurant I may go (but they do have GCs) thus time to stock GCs for one particular restaurant.
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