United Airlines mileage sale campaign for buying MileagePlus miles at up to 100% bonus is going into the last week, ending on August 15th.
United Airlines has promotions pretty much every other month for buying miles, but they all max at 100% bonus or at 50% discount (same price really but the 100% bonus is better offer if you need lots of miles).
You can access this offer on United’s website here.
The price of a mile at the 100% bonus level is 1.88 cents each.
Does it make sense to purchase United miles?
If you use them for international business or first class tickets between expensive city pairs, then the answer is likely yes.
A while back I wrote about my United award ticket success to New Zealand from Asia that was only 35,000 miles in combined business/first (read more here).
If you need the maximum number of miles, these 100% bonus sales are obviously better than the 50% off discount ones. The 100% bonus starts at 30,000 purchased miles so it’s possible to profit even when purchasing smaller amounts.