In my ‘Inbox’ yesterday was an offer from United to buy miles through May 24. Turns out it was a fairly excellent proposition since it offered me a 100% bonus if I bought enough miles. In this case, buying 75,000 miles yielded me a total of 150,000 miles at the cost of only 1.7 cents.
Unfortunately this deal is not popping up in everyone’s email. However, if you are in need of miles, log in to the Miles Purchase website and see what deal it offers you. For most, the deal will be they typical 70% bonus if you buy 50-75,000 miles. But for some, you’ll have the chance to stock up on miles for a fairly attractive price.
My wife received an email today from United Mileage Plus offering their typical and attractive mileage deal. Depending on the amount of miles you buy, you can get up to a 70% bonus.
HOWEVER this promo is a bit different in that they are offering an additional 10% to any miles you purchase if you purchase them by April 22, 2018. Otherwise, if you wait til after April 22, you’ll only qualify for the normal terms of the sale. The sale ends on May 2, 2018.
When I logged into my own account to see what kind of deal I could get, I was not offered the extra 10% bump for buying miles by April 22, so I suspect it’s a targeted offer.
The bonus breakdown:
If you buy between 5,000 and 14,000 miles, you’ll earn a 25% bonus (35% if you qualify for the 10% extra bonus).
If you buy between 15,000 and 29,000 miles, you’ll earn a 50% bonus (60% with extra bonus).
If you buy between 30,000 and 88,000 miles, you’ll earn a 70% bonus (80% with extra bonus).
Remember, these miles do not qualify for status level qualification, but they certainly go a long way in booking a First or Business Class seat on Lufthansa!
United has launched a quick Mileage Sale that lasts until March 31. With this version of the sale, you can earn up to a bonus of 60,000 additional miles based on how many miles you buy.
The bracket for the bonus miles is as follows:
- Buy between 5,000 and 14,000 miles and you’ll earn an additional 20% in miles.
- Buy between 15,000 and 29,000 miles and you’ll earn an additional 40% in miles.
- Buy between 30,000 and 89,000 miles and you’ll earn an additional 67% in miles.
- Buy 90,000 miles and receive 60,0000 bonus miles.
Please remember that you can only buy 150,000 miles per account per calendar year. Any bonus miles received during this kind of sale counts towards the 150,000 limit.
Recently, I’ve noticed better award inventory for Lufthansa, SWISS, Austrian, and Brussels operated flights, so a deal like this might be worth taking advantage of if your looking for a great way to fly to Europe or beyond.