United Airlines Offering Bonus Miles for World Food Day

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Last updated on January 2nd, 2024

Chase, United Airlines, and Visa want to make a difference for this year’s World Food Day. Running through November 30, 2023, United MileagePlus® credit card members can earn a bonus of up to 10X miles per $1 spent on donations to any of six organizations helping to fight global hunger and help feed families worldwide.

Donate to Select Charities and Earn Bonus Miles on World Food Day

In honor of World Food Day (October 16), United Airlines, Chase, and Visa are again joining forces to encourage and reward cardmembers who donate to select non-profit organizations supporting the fight against world hunger. From October 16 through November 30, 2023, United MileagePlus® cardmembers will earn up to 10X miles per $1 spent with eligible organizations. Here’s how this bonus structure works out:

  • Earn 5X total miles for each $1 spent on the first $500 in total donations
  • Earn 10X miles total for each $1 spent on the next $1,000 in donations

This limited-time offer applies to up to a maximum of $1,500 in total donations per card and applies to the following charitable organizations:

  • Capital Area Food Bank is the anchor of the hunger relief infrastructure in the DC, Maryland, and Virginia regions – providing more than 50 million meals to these communities.
  • Community Food Bank of New Jersey is the leading anti-hunger and anti-poverty organization in New Jersey.
  • Feeding America is the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization—a powerful and efficient network of 200 food banks nationwide.
  • Hawaii Food Bank nourishes ohana today and works to end hunger tomorrow – with more than 200 food agencies available for support.
  • Houston Food Bank is America’s largest food bank in distribution, leading hunger relief in 18 southeast Texas counties.
  • Second Harvest of Silicon Valley distributes nutritious food to those in need in nearly every neighborhood in Silicon Valley.

Eligible United MileagePlus® Credit Cards

As mentioned, this new promotion of 5X miles/$1 on select charitable donations to fight global hunger applies to all United credit cards from Chase. Here are the eligible consumer and small business credit cards:

This offer is great for anyone looking to rack up some extra miles before the holiday season officially arrives. Earning up to 10X miles per dollar on $1,500 in spending is more than enough to help accelerate your MileagePlus miles towards an award fare or cabin upgrade. Plus, helping those in need will do some good for the world while helping you at the same time.

United’s personal credit card portfolio is broad and provides solid value for everyone, from the occasional traveler to the freelance road warrior:




Annual fee None $95 ($0 first year) $250 $525
Rewards 2X on United and gas purchases, 1X on all else 2X on United, dining, hotels booked directly, 1X on all else 3X on United purchases, 2X on travel, dining, and streaming, 1X on all else 4X on United purchases, 2X on travel, 1X on all else
In-flight savings 25% 25% 25% 25%
Free bags - 1st bag 1st & 2nd bag 1st & 2nd bag
TSA PreCheck - Yes Yes Yes
Lounge access - United Club (2X/year) - United Club (unlimited)

Official Terms & Conditions

As with any promotion, there are official terms & conditions regarding the eligible bonus miles and charitable organizations. For example, local chapters may not be eligible, so please donate directly to the charity’s parent organization.

Additionally, purchases must post to your account by the last day of the promotional period to qualify. Total miles shown are the maximum you will earn on those purchases during the promotion, regardless of what you already earn in your rewards program. Please allow up to eight weeks after qualifying purchases post to your account for miles to post to your account.

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