United Airlines has launched new MileagePlus buy miles sale at up to 100% bonus through June 19, 2018.
United Airlines has promotions every month for buying miles, but they all max out at a 100% bonus or a 50% discount (exactly the same offer because United usually limits the number of miles one can purchase per year including any possible bonuses to 150K).
You can access this offer and check your bonus on United’s website here.
The price of a mile at the 100% bonus 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 still likely yes.
United Airlines made some changes to the MileagePlus awards effective November 1, 2017. You can read more about these developments here.
This is a decent offer for those that need to buy a small amount and can still get the 100% bonus.
If the bonus is no longer 100% when you are about to make the purchase, I would wait for another offer (unless you urgently need to make an award redemption).
Here are the terms and conditions of this offer:
Promotional offer valid until 11:59 p.m. CT on June 19, 2018 OR when the 20,000-mile packages sell out – whichever is first. The first 1,000 members who purchase 20,000 miles will receive 20,000 bonus miles. The next 2,500 members who purchase 20,000 miles will receive 14,000 bonus miles. Timing and order of purchases will be determined by MileagePlus in its sole discretion. Members may make only one purchase transaction in connection with this promotion. Price displayed on this page does not include any fees or taxes. 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 purchase will be billed immediately upon purchase. Mileage rates and other applicable fees are subject to change. Allow up to 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. Powered by Points to purchase United MileagePlus miles. Transaction will appear as ‘Points United Miles’. Pricing is only available for purchases made through buymiles.mileageplus.com.