United has launched a miles sale promo for MileagePlus members that will award you with up to 75% more miles when you purchase miles for your account.
The promo is tiered so the more miles you purchase the better the bonus becomes. In addition to the bonus, you’ll get 1 or 2 entries into a contest that will award its winner 1,000,000 miles which is plenty for a few First Class roundtrips on Lufthansa!
The brackets break down as follows:
If you buy between 5,000 and 14,000 miles, you’ll get a 25% miles bonus and 1 entry into the sweepstakes.
If you buy between 15,000 and 29,000 miles you’ll get a 50% miles bonus and 1 entry into the sweepstakes.
If you buy between 30,000 and 85,000 miles you’ll earn a 75% miles bonus and 2 entries into the sweepstakes.
In doing the math you’ll pay about 2.8 cents per mile (CPM) if you buy between 5,000 and 14,000 miles (plus 25% bonus). Buying between 15,000 and 29,000 miles (plus 50% bonus) will give you a CPM of 2.3 cents. Buying over 30,000 miles (plus 50% bonus) will net you a cost of 2 cents per mile.
The promo is set to expire on March 9, 2018. You can buy 150,000 miles per year per Mileage Plus account, and the miles you buy do not count towards status attainment.
Mileage Plus has launched a quick, 24 hour ‘Cyber Tuesday’ deal for miles for their members.
Until midnight tonight, anyone that buys at least 20,000 miles for their Mileage Plus account will be credited with a 100% bonus. Usually the 100% bonus is reserved for higher amounts, but not in this case.
At the 20,000 mile threshold, it will cost $700.00 for the miles. With the 100% credit, you’ll wind up paying only 1.75 cents per mile. The cost per mile stays the same once you are at the 20k breakpoint. There are no further CPM discounts for higher mile amounts.
If you buy between 5000 and 9000 miles, you’ll get a 40% bonus, and if you buy between 10,000 and 19,000 miles you’ll get a 60% bonus.
Remember, the deal ends tonight at midnight.
Normally, it’s quite hard to find a good Miles & More deal for earning miles that doesn’t involve flying anywhere. However, when these rare non-flight related deals come up, they’re usually quite good.
That’s the case at the moment.
getAbstract has long been a partner of Miles & More and typically provides a deal where you get 15,000 miles for signing up for their ‘Pro’ Subscription. Until November 30th, they’ve sweetened the deal and will award you 20,000 miles for signing up.
What is getAbstract?
Call it ‘ Cliffs Notes ‘ for adults. It is a service that provides executive summaries for thousands of books across the non-fiction space including Business, History, Self-Improvement, Biographies, etc.etc. Using their app or desktop you can easily access their library no matter where you are.
It’s actually a useful program whose benefits I think may even out weigh the value of the miles that you’ll receive.
The cost of the subscription is $299/year so when doing the math, it distills down to 1.495 cents per mile. I’ve been hard pressed to find anything that comes close to getting this many miles in one deal for such a low cost. Considering ‘Meilenschnappchen’ deals let you redeem Economy roundtrips for 30,000 miles or 55,000 miles for Business Class Roundtrips between the USA and Europe, getting 20,000 miles for only $299 works out quite nicely.
The deal for the 20,000 miles expires on November 30, at which point the offer will probably revert back to only getting 15,000 miles.
If you do decide to sign up, here’s a tip:
Normally, getAbstract gives you a 30 day money back guarantee period which delays your miles from crediting until after 30 days. However, if you email them asking them to waive the return period, they’ll credit your miles within a few days.
To learn more about the deal, please visit the getAbstract promo on the Miles & More website. Scroll down to the bottom of that page and you’ll see the ad box showing an additional 5k miles bonus being advertised.
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.
Lufthansa Miles & More is running a Worldshop promotion between now and October 31 which will award its winner 1,000,000 miles.
Entry is easy…..
Simply purchase an item, any item, from the inflight WorldShop Catalog during your flight and you are automatically entered to win. Just make sure to give the cabin crew your Miles & More card so that they can register your purchase and entry you into the contest.
Not traveling on Lufthansa during the contest period?
That’s no problem. You can still enter the contest by sending and email to firstname.lastname@example.org by 31 October 2017. All you need to do is write ‘Million Miles’ in the subject field and enter your Miles & More number in the body of the email.
The winner will be selected on November 1 and notified via email.