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.
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.
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.
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.
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.