United has been sending out an emails yesterday to MileagePlus members that are within 15,000 PQM’s or 15 PQS’s of reaching higher level or renewing their status.
You can access this offer on United’s website here.
My account was not eligible for this offer, as I have lifetime Premier Gold with the airline due to one million miler status.
The prices of PQM’s/PQS’s are likely the same as in 2013, when I wrote about similar offer (you can access the price chart here).
Buying the missing miles or segments is rather pricey and only makes sense if you need few thousands miles or couple of segments.
Here are the terms and conditions of this offer:
Status period: 1. For members who currently hold 2013 Premier® status and purchase the Premier qualifying miles (“PQM”) and Premier qualifying segments (“PQS”) required for the same or lower Premier status level in 2014, your 2014 Premier status level will be effective on the later of the following two dates: (i) February 1, 2014, or (ii) 5-7 business days after the purchase date, and will be effective through January 31, 2015, unless a higher status is earned. 2. If you do not have Premier status and you purchase the PQM or PQS required for 2014 Premier Silver status, or if you hold 2013 Premier status and you purchase the PQM or PQS required for a higher status level than your current Premier status, you will receive the higher 2014 Premier status level within 5-7 business days of the purchase date and your higher status level will be effective through January 31, 2015, unless a higher status is earned.
Purchase terms and conditions: 1. Offer is for select MileagePlus members and only the original recipient of this offer is eligible to participate. 2. All PQM and PQS purchased with this offer are nonrefundable. 3. Offer valid for purchase between January 7, 2014, and February 28, 2014. 4. Must be a MileagePlus member to participate in this offer. 5. Offer allows purchase of a maximum of 15,000 PQM or 15 PQS toward 2013 PQM and PQS balance for 2014 Premier status. MileagePlus members may purchase a maximum of 15,000 PQM in increments of 1,000 PQM or a maximum of 15 PQS in increments of single PQS. Purchased PQM and PQS will be posted to the 2013 PQM and PQS balance in the account of the member listed on the purchase page. 6. PQM and PQS purchased through this offer only count toward qualification for 2014 Premier status and do not count toward award redemption. 7. Purchases in connection with this offer cannot be applied to 2014 PQM and PQS balance and do not count toward the Premier qualifying dollar requirement for 2015 Premier status qualification. 8. All PQM and PQS are sold in U.S. dollars through this offer. 9. Premier status is nontransferable. 10. Other restrictions apply. 11. Fees may vary by member. Offer and fees subject to change without notice. 12. PQM and PQS purchased through this offer will be posted to the account of the member listed on the purchase page within 5-7 business days of the purchase date.