United Airlines has sent out an emails about their latest targeted MileagePlus miles sale at up to 100% purchase bonus that is valid until July 21, 2014. United also has public offer that gives 30% discount for buying miles until July 21.
The offer that allows you to buy up to 75,000 miles that is then doubled to the yearly maximum of 150,000 miles is priced at 1.88 cents per mile. The price under the 30% discount offer is 2.63 cents each.
Note that I cannot provide a link to the targeted offer as the MileagePlus number is embedded. You can access the 30% off public offer here.
United recently devalued (some could even say trashed) their award chart, so you should check the number of miles required for your usual award redemption before going forward with this offer.
Looks like United may be getting desperate with these miles sales. I have never seen them previously offering 100% purchase bonus. One could think that devaluing the award chart would have had an effect on people willingness to purchase them.
United did reduced the number of miles required for handful of awards, but greatly devalued most partner awards in business and first class. There can still be instances, where buying miles can make sense. Personally, I wouldn’t buy United miles even at 1.88 cents each unless I have immediate use for them that saves me some significant cash.
Here are the terms and conditions of the targeted offer:
Start your getaway sooner: Buy miles and get 100% bonus miles
(Displayed price includes all discounts)
Terms and conditions:
- Minimum purchase of 25,000 miles required for this promotional pricing.
- Buy 25,000 miles or more and receive 100% bonus miles.
- Miles are available in increments of 1,000 up to a maximum of 75,000 miles.
- Miles are available in increments of 1,000 up to a maximum of 100,000 miles, and in increments of 5,000 up to a maximum of 150,000 miles.
- Purchase up to 150,000 miles per account per calendar year.
- Credit card will be billed immediately upon purchase.
- Mileage rates and other applicable fees are subject to change.
- Allow 48 hours for miles to process and post to your MileagePlus account.
- Miles are nonrefundable.
- Promotional offer valid until 11:59 p.m. CT (Chicago local time) on July 21, 2014.
- Purchased miles do not count toward MileagePlus Premier® status.