United Airlines has launched new MileagePlus buy miles sale that is valid through July 26, 2019. You can check your personal bonus or discount offer on United’s website here.
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 175K).
You can access and see your bonus on United’s website here.
Here’s the discount schedule:
Price at 40% off:
The price of a mile at 40% off is 2.26 cents.
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 is “enhancing” its MileagePlus program later this year. You can read more about these changes here.
Unless your bonus is 100% or discount 50%, I would wait for a better offer to come around if you don’t need the miles right now.
It is uncertain how valuable United’s miles are in the future when the airline no longer publishes award charts (easier to devalue them).
Here are the terms and conditions of this offer:
Promotional offer valid until 11:59 p.m. CT on July 26, 2019.
Purchase up to 175,000 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’.