United Airlines has launched new MileagePlus buy & gift miles at up to 70% bonus sale that comes with sweepstakes through February 1, 2019. There can be better personalized offers for up to 100% extra (check).
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.
Note that this offer appears to be only open for members in the United States. You can participate into the sweepstakes by buying miles or sending a postcard:
How to Enter. There are two (2) methods of entry for this Sweepstakes.
a. Via Purchase. During the Sweepstakes Period, complete a “Buy Personal Miles” transaction via buymiles.mileageplus.com and you will automatically receive one (1) entry into the Sweepstakes for a purchase up to 29,000 MileagePlus Miles and two (2) entries for a purchase of 30,000 or more MileagePlus Miles.
b. Via Mail. Mail a sealed envelope (postmarked on or before the last day of the Sweepstakes Period) including a page or postcard with your first and last name, mailing address, phone number, email address, and date of birth and a reference to the “MileagePlus Miles Sweepstakes” to MileagePlus Miles Sweepstakes, Dept 4003, PO Box 23806, Rochester, NY, 14692-3806. No metered mail will be accepted. All mail-in entries must be postmarked by February 1, 2019 and received by February 7, 2019. No copies, facsimiles or mechanical reproductions will be accepted. Sponsor assumes no responsibility for lost, late, incomplete, stolen, misdirected, illegible or postage due entries or mail. Limit one (1) entry per outer mailing envelope. Each page/postcard will receive two (2) entries into the grand prize draw.
Price at 70% bonus:
The price of a mile at 70% bonus is 2.21 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.
United Airlines made some changes to the MileagePlus awards effective November 1, 2017. You can read more about these developments here.
The grand prize certainly is nice (million miles and $10K in cash) and you can also participate by mailing an envelope!
It is worth checking if you offer is 70% or if United has decided to extend better promotion for your account.
Here are the terms and conditions of this offer:
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Open to legal U.S. residents residing in the 50 U.S. & D.C., 21+. Starts 1/8/19 at 12:00 a.m. CST and ends 2/1/19 at 11:59 p.m. CST. The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. There is one (1) prize available: 1 Grand Prize (1,000,000 MileagePlus Miles and $10,000 USD). See Official Rules at www.united.com/sweepsTC for details on how to enter without making a purchase, additional eligibility restrictions, prize descriptions/restrictions/ARVs and complete details. Limit 2 entries per person. Void where prohibited. Sponsored by: Points.com Inc., 111 Richmond Street West, Suite 700, Toronto Ontario, M5H 2G4. The sweepstakes is not sponsored or administered by United Airlines, Inc.
Miles accrued, awards, and benefits issued are subject to change and are subject to the rules of the United MileagePlus® program, including without limitation the Premier® program (the “MileagePlus Program”), which are expressly incorporated herein. Please allow 6-8 weeks after completed qualifying activity for miles to post to your account. United® may change the MileagePlus Program including, but not limited to, rules, regulations, travel awards and special offers or terminate the MileagePlus Program at any time and without notice. United and its subsidiaries, affiliates and agents are not responsible for any products or services of other participating companies and partners. Taxes and fees related to award travel are the responsibility of the member. Bonus award miles, award miles and any other miles earned through non-flight activity do not count toward qualification for Premier status unless expressly stated otherwise. The accumulation of mileage or Premier status or any other status does not entitle members to any vested rights with respect to the MileagePlus Program. All calculations made in connection with the MileagePlus Program, including without limitation with respect to the accumulation of mileage and the satisfaction of the qualification requirements for Premier status, will be made by United Airlines® and MileagePlus in their discretion and such calculations will be considered final. Information in this communication that relates to the MileagePlus Program does not purport to be complete or comprehensive and may not include all of the information that a member may believe is important, and is qualified in its entirety by reference to all of the information on the united.com website and the MileagePlus Program rules. United and MileagePlus are registered service marks. For complete details about the MileagePlus Program, go to united.com.