United Airlines Buy MileagePlus Miles Up To 50% Bonus Until November 4, 2016

United Airlines has launched a new “Flash Sale”  campaign for buying MileagePlus miles at up to a 50% bonus until November 4, 2016.


United Airlines has promotions pretty much every month for buying miles, but they all max at a 100% bonus or a 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.

The Price For Buying Maximum Number At 50% Bonus:


The price of a mile purchased under this offer is 2.51 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).


There have been several sales this year offering either a 100% bonus or 50% discount. If you don’t need to purchase miles right now, I would wait until a better offer surfaces. Not sure why United advertises this as a “Flash Sale” when it is one of the weakest sales of the year.

Here are the terms and conditions of this offer:

  • Promotional offer valid until 11:59 p.m. CT (Chicago local time) on November 4, 2016.

  • Minimum purchase of 10,000 miles needed for promotional pricing

  • Miles are available in increments of 1,000 up to a maximum of 100,000 miles.

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

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

  • Purchase up to 150,000 miles per account per calendar year.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Powered by Points to purchase United MileagePlus miles. Transaction will appear as ‘Points United Miles’.