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 email@example.com 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.
The Star Alliance has launched a contest celebrating their 20th anniversary and 21 lucky winners will win 1,000,000 miles for their Frequent Flyer Program (or other prizes as determined by the airline’s frequent flyer program).
To enter, there are a few hoops that they will make you jump through including submitting a ‘selfie’, uploading a photo that you took depicting a cultural experience, and a short message discussing your cultural epiphany.
To be eligible for an entry you must be a current member of a Star Alliance frequent flyer program (status level doesn’t matter). You must also be a member in the same plan at the time the winner is announced. When completing your entry you’ll be asked to provide your Frequent Flyer number for your program and that is the account that will receive the miles. There will be one winner for each of the 21 frequent flyer programs in Star Alliance. Please be aware you can only enter once. If you are a member of multiple plans, you’ll have to pick one. Once you enter, you can not change or update your entry.
Though most of the programs will award their respective winner the 1,000,000 miles, a few of the plans have alternate prizes. SAS will award 4 ‘Round The World’ Business Class Tickets, Air China will give you 1,000,000 kilometers, Air India will give you 1,000,000 FR Points, and Air New Zealand will give you 20,000 Airpoints Dollars.
The winner will be able to use the miles as they normally would within their plan however the miles are award miles only and do not count towards status levels.
The contest runs until July 31 and the winner will be picked by a panel of judges for each frequent flyer program. The winner will be announced on September 28, 2017.
To learn about additional details and the terms/conditions, please click here.
United is at it again with another edition of their MileagePlus Miles Sale.
This time, you can earn up to 50% more miles when you buy miles for your account. The bonus is incremental based on the amount of miles you purchase.
If you buy between 5,000 and 35,000 miles you’ll earn a 25% bonus.
If you buy over 35,000 miles you’ll earn a 50% bonus.
At maximum bonus levels, you’ll be buying miles for 2.3 cents per mile (including the bonus miles). Not a bad deal if you need to top off your account or are missing a few miles that are keeping you from that enjoyable Lufthansa First Class seat!
The promo started yesterday and continues through May 22. You can buy up to 150,000 miles for your account each year (including bonus miles credit).
Today marks the 18th year of my marital bliss and like any decent fellow I thought to surprise my wife at work with flowers to acknowledge her sacrifice. I figure it would be a nice change of pace for her day in between operating rooms and surgeries that typically take up her time.
So with flowers ordered a few days in advance, the surprise was set and I spent this morning waiting for her to let me know that the bouquet had arrived. So at about midday, they finally show up and we exchange a few messages (Me in the blue):
Typically when an occasion requires flowers I always suggest we do it through United Mileage Plus because of the huge multipliers you get for ordering flowers using FTD, etc. through the MileagePlus shopping portal. But in this case I ordered them from a local florist who I know and trust not to screw up something like flowers for an anniversary. So sadly no 20x miles from United for a way overpriced handful of flowers from an FTD dealer.
However, it does put a smile on my face that my wonderful wife, in midst of talking about our anniversary, is concerned about how many miles I’ll earn for celebrating it. I’m pretty lucky! 🙂