United Airlines has a new promotion for buying miles and the bonus is dependent on the number of purchases made by Mileage Plus members. United had a similar offer in October 2013 (you can read more about it here).
This year United has lowered the number of buyers required to reach the 60% bonus threshold from 4000 to 1500 (the previous promo didn’t reach the max bonus) and it is already (at the time of writing this article) close to 1000 buyers.
The price of 100,000 miles (160,000 with the 60% bonus) is $3762.50. The price of a mile is ($3720,50/160000) 2.35 cents each if the max purchase bonus is reached. You can access this offer on United’s web page here. Note that the offer is only valid until 11:59PM CT on September, 5 2013
The price of a mile under this offer is ok, but you can get miles cheaper by taking advantage of the Award/Premier Accelerator that I have written about here. The price of a mile under that offer is often as low as 2.1 cents each.
Some people got burned with this offer last year, when the maximum bonus threshold was not reached. The requirement was lowered by more than 60% this year and it seems that the offer is going to have more than the required 1500 buyers for 60% bonus miles.
Here are the terms and conditions of this offer:
- To take advantage of this offer, you must use the order links on this page.
- Promotional offer valid until 11:59 p.m. CT (Chicago local time) on September 5, 2013.
- For a limited time, get a minimum of 30% bonus award miles and a maximum of 60% bonus award miles when you purchase miles via the above links.
- Allow 48 hours for purchased miles to process and post to your MileagePlus account. Bonus miles will post up to 7 days after promotion ends.
- Displayed price includes all taxes.
- Minimum purchase of 5,000 miles required for this promotion.
- Miles are available in increments of 1,000 miles.
- Purchase up to 100,000 miles per account per calendar year.
- For Give Miles transactions, both purchased miles and bonus miles will post to the recipient’s MileagePlus account.
- Credit card will be billed immediately upon purchase.
- Mileage rates and other applicable fees are subject to change.
- Miles are nonrefundable.
- Purchased miles do not count toward MileagePlus Premier® status.
- All MileagePlus Program Rules and terms and conditions apply.