United Airlines is offering MileagePlus miles for sale with a new twist. You can get 1 Marriott Rewards point for every 3 miles that you purchase at FULL price until October 21, 2014.
You can purchase maximum of 150,000 United MileagePlus miles per calendar year and could earn 50,000 bonus Marriott Rewards points under this offer.
You can access this offer on United’s website here.
So, for $5,643.75 you would get 150,000 Unites miles and 50,000 Marriott Rewards points. Marriott sells 50,000 for $625 and anyone can purchase them at Marriott.com. When we deduct the price of the Marriott points from the purchase price, you end up paying $5,018.75 for the miles.
The price of a mile under this offer could then be considered to be 3.35 cents each that is WAY too expensive.
Buying United miles under this offer makes no sense at all. You should wait for a better offer OR just use the Award Accelerator to buy miles at 1.9 cents each.
Here are the terms and conditions of this offer:
Limited time offer: For every 3 MileagePlus miles you purchase, get 1 free Marriott Rewards® point
(Displayed price includes all discounts)Offer Details: (010980)
- Minimum purchase of 9,000 miles required for this promotion.
- One (1) Marriott Rewards point will be awarded with the purchase of every three (3) MileagePlus award miles with a maximum of 50,000 Marriott Rewards points being awarded.
- To receive Marriott Rewards points, an active Marriott Rewards number must be provided during the purchase of MileagePlus miles.
- The MileagePlus account and the Marriott Rewards account must be registered to the same last name and belong to the same individual.
- Please allow up to 6 weeks for Marriott Rewards points to be posted to your Marriott Rewards account.
- Miles are available in increments of 3,000 up to a maximum of 150,000 miles.
- Purchase up to 150,000 miles per account per calendar year.
- Displayed price includes all discounts and taxes.
- Credit card will be billed immediately upon purchase.
- Mileage rates and other fees and offer terms 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 October 20, 2014.
- Purchased miles do not count toward MileagePlus Premier® status.