United has again made an offer for number of Mileage Plus members to purchase up to 15K elite qualifying miles that would apply towards 2012 totals and thus 2013 status. The price of these elite qualifying miles is dependent of the Mileage Plus status that you have.
You can try accessing this offer here. It didn’t work for me. There is a lively discussion about this on FlyerTalk and one of the member’s (WineCountryUA) compiled a list of these options based on the numbers that members at different premier levels had posted:
The price of getting to Premier 1K status by buying the last remaining PQM’s seems to be more expensive than a year ago. These can make sense if you are just few thousand miles short, but they get very expensive very fast.