United Airlines has activated its yearly sale that allows members to buy back status for 2020.
Select MileagePlus members can purchase same, lower or sometimes higher Premier-status that is valid through January 31, 2021
You can access this offer on United’s website here.
Note that the offers are personalized based on how many premier qualifying miles or dollars you would have needed to qualify.
The price of the status buy for 2020 appears to be very high and likely not a good deal for most members. Check the price and buy only if it makes sense.
Here are the terms and conditions of this offer:
2020 MileagePlus Premier Promotion terms and conditions
- For members who currently hold 2019 Premier ® status and purchase the same or lower Premier status level in 2020, your 2020 Premier status level will be effective on the later of the following two dates: (i) February 1, 2020, or (ii) 5-7 business days after the purchase date, and will be in effect through January 31, 2021, unless a higher status is earned.
- If you do not have Premier status and you purchase 2020 Premier Silver status, or if you hold 2019 Premier status and you purchase a higher status level than your current Premier status, you will receive the higher 2020 Premier status level within 5-7 business days of the purchase date and your higher status level will be in effect through January 31, 2021, unless a higher status is earned.
Purchase terms and conditions:
- Offer is for select MileagePlus members and only the original recipient of this offer is eligible to participate.
- Premier status purchased with this offer is nonrefundable.
- Offer valid for purchase between January 15, 2020 , and February 28, 2020 .
- Must be a MileagePlus member to participate in this offer.
- Premier status is sold in U.S. dollars through this offer.
- Premier status is nontransferable.
- Other restrictions apply.
- Pricing is based on how close the member’s 2019 Premier qualifying activity is to reaching the 2020 Premier status qualification requirements, as well as other criteria.
- Offer and fees may vary by member and are subject to change without notice.
- Premier status purchased through this offer will be posted to the account of the member listed on the purchase page within 5-7 business days of the purchase date.