The tiers for this sale are as follows:
Buy between 5,000 and 19,000 miles and get 25% more miles.
Buy between 20,000 and 29,000 miles and get 50% more miles.
Buy between 30,000 and 49,000 miles and get 75% more miles.
Buy between 50,000 and 75,000 miles and get 100% more miles.
For this promo, buying 75,000 miles will cost $2625 and you’ll get another 75,000 miles which means you’ll wind up paying only 1.75 cents per mile which is about as good a deal as you’ll ever find. Taxes may take the CPM up a bit, but it is still among the best deals that United has offered in a long time.
You can buy up 150,000 miles a year per account. Bonus miles count towards the 150k maximum.
As far as the contest is concerned, if you buy miles, you’ll be entered into a drawing that will award 5 prizes. The Grand Prize is 250k miles. Second place gets 100k miles, and 3 other winners will each win 50,000 miles. Obviously the miles won from the contest will not count against the 150k maximum miles that can be purchased for an account.
No Purchase is necessary to enter the contest. Directions for entering the contest are included in the Official Rules.
In the July version of United’s Mileage Plus, you can earn us much as 60% in bonus miles when adding miles to your account. This ‘Flash Sale’ lasts only until July 16 so if you need to add a few miles to your account, this may serve as a good time to do so.
The promo is tiered. If you buy between 5,000 and 14,000 miles you’ll earn a 20% bonus. If you buy between 15,000 and 29,000 miles you’ll earn a 40% discount. Buying between 30,000 and 89,000 miles will yield you a 60% bonus. If you buy 90,000 miles, you’ll get 60,000 bonus miles; basically a 66% discount and be paying about 2.1 cents per mile.
I like these sales because they let passengers add miles to their accounts for relative attractive pricing and then turn those miles into First Class or Business Class on Lufthansa, or Business Class on SWISS, Austrian, or BRUSSELS.
Remember you can only buy 150,000 miles a year for your account and the sale ends at midnight on July 16, 2017.
St. John’s – London (LHR) effective for Winter 2017/18 will be reduced from 3x/week to 2x/week.
Halifax – London (LHR) effective for Winter 2017/18 will be reduced from 4x/week to 2x/week.
Shenzhen – Melbourne effective effective August 1 is CANCELLED.
Jeju – Yeosu effective June 15 increased from 1x/day to 2x/day.
Cairo – Tokyo (NRT) beginning with the Winter 2017/18 schedule will BEGIN 1x/week service.
Porto – Porto Santo effective between June 12 and September 25 will operate 1x/week (Scheduled Charter).
Los Angeles – Hilo effective December 20 increases from 5x/week to 7x/week.
Los Angeles – Kahului effective December 20 increases from 2x/day to 3x/day.
Los Angeles – Kona effective December 20 increases from 1x/day to 2x/day.
Los Angeles – Lihue effective December 20 increases from 1x/day to 2x/day.
San Francisco – Kahului effective December 20 increases from 3x/day to 5x/day.
San Francisco – Kona effective December 20 increases from 2x/day to 3x/day.
San Francisco – Lihue effective December 20 increases from 1x/day to 2x/day.