If 2 or 3 mileage sales wasn’t enough in the past few weeks….
United has announced yet another Mileage Sale that will last until the end of the year….guaranteeing that there will not be another sale that starts before 2018.
For this latest version, if you buy 70,000 to 75,000 miles you’ll receive a 100% miles bonus. At a cost of $2625.00 for 75,000 miles, that equates to a cost per mile of 1.75 cents when you factor in the bonus miles at the 70k to 75k mileage level.
As always, the promo is tiered. If you buy between 5,000 and 19,000 miles you’ll get a 25% bonus. Between 20,000 and 39,000 miles you’ll get 40%, between 40k and 69,000 you’ll get a 75% bonus and 70k or over gets you a 100% bonus.
The sale ends midnight on December 31, 2017. If you let the last few sales pass by, you might want to take advantage of this one. You can buy 150,000 miles a year including the bonus miles. The ‘clock’ resets to 0 on January 1, 2018 allowing you buy another 150k in the new year.
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.
As a reminder, only 2 days remain in United’s Mileage Plus sale that is awarding up to 100% bonus miles when you buy miles for your account. The offer wraps up on November 20, 2017 and with this deal, you can buy miles for as low as 1.75 cents per mile which is pretty good.
For example, buying the maximum amount of miles (75,000), will yield you 150,000 miles for $2625.00. Not a bad price if you need to fill your account with miles to get a First Class ticket on Lufthansa or other premium cabin travel.
Remember, you can only buy a total of 150,000 miles a year (including the bonus miles you get during a sale). If you need a lot of miles in short order, you’ll be able to start buying miles on January 1 if you max out your 2017 purchases.
The deal is broken up into brackets as shown below. The more miles you buy, the better the bonus:
Buy between 5,000 and 9,000 miles and you’ll get a 25% bonus.
Buy between 10,000 and 29,000 miles and you’ll get a 50% bonus.
Buy between 30,000 and 75,000 miles and you’ll get a 100% bonus.