While at university, our son gets $50/week to buy food. Until now I’ve always transferred the money into his bank account each Monday. But this does nothing to help maximize our miles accumulation. So I was looking for alternative strategies.
I was hoping to find a free, reloadable VISA that could be used anywhere. But I couldn’t find one. Then I noticed that Steve shops regularly at Walmart for his groceries.
I bought a reloadable Walmart gift card, using my United MileagePlus Visa which gets double miles at Walmart. Now, instead of transferring money into Steve’s account, I can load $$$ to his Walmart card every week, earning around 400 miles/month.