United’s latest mile sale for Mileage Plus comes to an end at midnight on September 26. Between now and then, you can save up to 30% on the miles you need.
Buy 5,000 – 14,000 miles and save 15%
Buy 15,000 – 29,000 miles and save 20%
Buy 30,000 -150,000 miles and save 30%
Remember, you can buy up to a maximum 150,000 miles a year per account. They have a pretty good rate of return when they convert into First Class tickets on Lufthansa!
Until April 25, United is offering Mileage Plus members the opportunity to top off their account balances with a fairly attractive miles sale. The sale is tiered, so the more miles you buy, the greater your discount.
Purchasing between 5000 and 9000 miles will earn you a 20% mileage bonus (3.1 Cents Per Mile including taxes).
Purchasing between 10000 and 19000 miles will earn you a 40% mileage bonus (2.8 Cents Per Mile including taxes).
Purchasing between 20000 and 80000 miles will earn you an 80% mileage bonus (2.1 Cents Per Mile including taxes).
As you can see, the best option is at the 20,000+ mile purchase level. The deal is not necessarily the best that’s ever existed but if you are short a few miles for that Lufthansa First Class ticket, this kind of a sale is an economical way to fill the gap.
You can buy up to 80,000 miles (plus the 80% bonus) with this specific sale with an annual limit of 150,000 miles that can be purchased.
Miles do not count towards status level, they are strictly award miles.