United is running a short promo for the purchase of miles until February 16.

Depending on the amount of miles you purchase for your Mileage Plus account, you can save up to 40% when compared to their normal prices.

At 40%, it is about as good as a deal as we’ve seen from United in quite some time when it comes to purchasing award miles.    The best part of the deal?  You can use the miles for travel on Lufthansa and take the sting out of the devaluation that took place recently that impacted the amount of miles that would be needed to redeem for Lufthansa operated flights.

The offer is not fantastic as far as using this to buy the bulk of the miles towards a Business Class or First Class ticket, but if you are within a few thousand miles this promo can certainly make a difference!


The specifics of the deal are as follows:

Miles must be purchased by February 16, 2015

Purchases of 15,000 to 39,000 will receive a 25% discount (approximately 2.8 cents per mile including taxes).

Purchases of 40,000 miles or more will receive a 40% discount (approximately 2.3 cents per mile including taxes).

Purchased miles DO NOT count towards Status Levels.