If you want to earn United miles on purchases but don’t want to open another credit card, the airline is giving you another option — a prepaid card. It’s called the MileagePlus GO Prepaid card and is issued by Republic Bank & Trust Company. It’s an interesting option because it’s extremely rare that prepaid cards earn rewards at all — and rarer for an airline to offer such a product.
But a rare opportunity is not always a good opportunity, and there are a few things to be aware of before you sign up for this card. We’ll even go as far to say that it’s a good option only for a few specific types of consumers.