From UA’s press release – United Airlines today announced the launch of the MileagePlus Small Business Network, the first U.S. travel loyalty program that enables businesses to earn and redeem miles. Participating businesses earn award miles by purchasing goods and services from more than a dozen of the program’s vendor partners, including leading providers of printing, shipping, credit card payment processing, office supplies and computing services.
United also today launched a bonus offer through which companies can obtain 1,000 bonus miles for enrolling in the MileagePlus Small Business Network and conducting transactions that earn at least 100 miles. Businesses may use their earned miles to purchase travel awards and upgrades, bid for experiences through the MileagePlus Headliners auction program and shop for merchandise, newspaper and magazine subscriptions and dining awards. Companies can also buy, transfer or gift their miles or donate miles to a MileagePlus charity partner.
Unfortunately, to receive the 1,000 bonus miles you’ll have to earn at least 100 miles with any of the below partners and none of their earning rates are all that spectacular. You’ll also need to earn those 100 miles by August 17, 2013. It’s quite a bit of work (and potential $) for only 1K miles but here are the current partners:
Additionally, this is a separate MileagePlus account and the miles earned will NOT accumulate in your personal MileagePlus account. However, it seems that the ability to transfer fee free to another account (perhaps your personal account) is coming soon!