If you find yourself in last-minute-Christmas-shopping mode, here's a promotion that makes gift buying easy and especially lucrative, mileage-wise.
FTD.com is offering United Mileage Plus members 30 miles per dollar spent on a range of flowers and other gifts, plus an additional 1,500 bonus miles.
If you purchase a $35 item, for instance, you would earn 2,550 miles. Or, put another way, you could earn the 25,000 miles required for a free domestic award ticket after spending just $784.
In addition to the predictable floral arrangements, the FTD gift catalog includes Mrs. Fields cookies, a Godiva Holiday Bear, food and fruit baskets, candies, and so on. And for the procrastinators among us, same-day flower delivery is available.
Caveat: At the top of the landing page for this offer, the following verbiage appears: "This offer is for a limited time and may be withdrawn at any time without further notice."