United Airlines Sweepstakes For A Year Of Free Flights


United Airlines has launched “Your Shot To Fly” sweepstakes to get members inoculated and attach proof of Covid-19 vaccination to their MileagePlus accounts.

Five lucky members will win 26 return tickets to anywhere that United flies plus a check for $275,000, and 30 members will receive a return for two to anywhere plus a check for $7,700.

You can access United’s Your Shot To Fly sweepstakes here.

Note that these sweepstakes are open for legal residents of 50 US, DC, PR, USVI & Guam.

Here are the prices:

  • 5 grand prize winners, selected randomly on July 1, will receive one year of free travel to any of our global destinations in any class of service for themselves and one companion traveling with them + $275,000 each.
  • 30 winners, selected randomly in June, will win a roundtrip flight for two in any class of service, anywhere United flies + $7,700 each.

You can also participate if unable to get the jab or uncomfortable uploading the vaccination information to United:

If you are not vaccinated because you are unable to be vaccinated due to religious requirements or health reasons or if you have been vaccinated, but you have privacy concerns about United storing your vaccine card, you may enter by mail.

To enter by mail, send a slip of paper with your valid email address, name, address, city, state, ZIP code, phone number, and MileagePlus number to MileagePlus Vax Sweepstakes, PO Box 158, Freeburg, IL 62243-0158.

Mail-in entries must be hand-written and original. Limit one mail-in entry per outer mailing envelope. Mail-in entries must be post-marked by the end of the Sweepstakes Period and received by the deadlines set forth below. Limit one entry per person and per MileagePlus account, regardless of method of entry.


United benefits, too, when more MileagePlus members get their shots, as this is becoming a requirement for travel to many international destinations.

This is also a way for United to test their technology regarding various proofs of vaccination distributed in the US and how it can be processed to facilitate smoother travel.

If you want to enter but cannot or prefer not to upload this information to United, you can always submit your entry by mail.

Here are the short version of the T&Cs (you can access the full version here):

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. Sweepstakes runs from 12:00:01 am ET on 5/24/21 to 11:59:59 pm ET on 6/22/21. Sweepstakes open to legal residents of 50 US, DC, PR, USVI & Guam who are 18+ or age of majority, whichever older, at entry. To enter online, visit united.com & complete entry form with valid COVID-19 vax card. For mail entry (if you are vaccinated and concerned about privacy or aren’t vaccinated due to health or religious reasons), send your email address, name, full address, phone number & MileagePlus number to MileagePlus Vax Sweepstakes, PO Box 158, Freeburg, IL 62243-0158. Your info must match MileagePlus account info. Limit 1 entry per person & per MileagePlus member. 30 1st prize drawings. Odds depend on # of elig. entries received for each drawing. 5 Grand Prizes: 1-year free flights for 2 (traveling together and limited to 26 roundtrip flights) & $275,000. ARV: $784,600 each. 30 1st Prizes: roundtrip flight for 2 worldwide & $7,700. ARV: $27,300 each. Total ARV of all prizes: $4,742,000. For prize drawing deadlines & full rules, see the official rules below. Sponsor: United Airlines, Inc., 233 S. Wacker Dr., Chicago, IL 60606.