United Airlines Buy MileagePlus Miles Up To 67% Bonus Until September 2, 2016

United Airlines has launched a new “flash sale” campaign for buying MileagePlus miles with up to a 67% bonus that should be open for all.

United Airlines Buy MileagePlus Miles August 2016

United Airlines has promotions pretty much every month for buying miles, but they all max at 100% bonus or at 50% discount (exactly the same offer because United limits the number of miles one can purchase per year including any possible bonuses to 150K).

You can access this offer on United’s website here.

Bonus breakdown:

United Airlines Buy MileagePlus Miles August 2016 Offer Table

The Price For Buying Maximum Number At 67% Bonus:

United Airlines Buy MileagePlus Miles August 2016 Price

The price of a mile purchased under this offer is 2.26 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.

Sebastian recently wrote about his United award ticket success to Australia from Asia that was only 40,000 miles in combined business/first (read more here).


The sale that just ended was offering miles at up to 100% bonus. This time the bonus maxes at 67%. Unless you need miles right now, I would wait for the next sale at 50% off or 100% bonus.

Here are the terms and conditions of this offer:

  • Promotional offer valid until 11:59 p.m. CDT on September 2, 2016.

  • Miles are available in increments of 1,000 for a maximum of up to 90,000 miles.

  • Bonus miles will be credited to the recipient’s account when the transaction is complete.

  • Bonus miles count toward the 150,000-mile annual limit per account.

  • You may purchase up to 150,000 miles per account per calendar year.

  • The credit card used in the transaction 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 purchased are nonrefundable.

  • Purchased miles do not count toward MileagePlus Premier® status.

  • All MileagePlus Program rules and terms and conditions apply.

  • GST/HST is charged to Canadian residents.

  • If you use Powered by Points to purchase United MileagePlus miles, the transaction will appear as ‘Points United Miles’.