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United Airlines is currently running a mile sale where you can earn up to a maximum of 60,000 United MileagePlus Miles as bonus miles.
United MileagePlus Bonus Miles for Mile Purchase
You can earn a maximum of 60000 miles as bonus miles when you purchase up to 90,000 miles. The bonus miles are currently structured as follows:
- No bonus for mile purchase under 5,000 miles
- 5000 to 14,000 miles get 20% of bonus miles and get up to 2,800 maximum miles as bonus
- 15,000 to 29,000 miles get 40% of bonus miles and get up to 11,600 maximum miles as bonus
- 30,000 to 90,000 miles get 60% of bonus miles and get up to 60,000 maximum miles as bonus
In the past United has given 100% bonus miles for the purchase of miles. Even though this is not a great deal if you are short of miles for your next trip this is one of the good opportunity to buy miles and get bonus miles on top of the purchased miles.
What is the Cost of Purchased Miles
- Buy 14,000 miles and get 2,800 bonus miles for a total of 16,800 miles at the cost of 3.13 cents per mile.
- Buy 29,000 miles and get 11,600 bonus miles for a total of 40,600 miles at the cost of 2.69 cents per mile.
- Buy 90,000 miles and get 60,000 bonus miles for a total of 150,000 miles at the cost of 2.25 cents per mile.
The miles are valued between 3.13 cents per mile to as low as 2.25 cents per mile. The United miles are valued around 1.5 cents per mile. If you are short of miles for your next trip that you are planning to take in the near feature, you can purchase the miles through this offer otherwise hold on and wait for a better offer.
I have written a blog post, how much United Miles are worth if use the miles to buy a premium class ticket.
Using Travel Related Card for Earning Bonus Miles
The points purchased are processed through Points.com. You will not earn additional miles for the mile purchase if you use travel related category cards like Chase Sapphire Reserve or Preferred, American Express Platinum or Citi Prestige cards.
Terms and Conditions for Purchasing the Miles
- Promotional offer valid until 11:59 p.m. CT on February 9, 2017.
- Miles are available in increments of 1,000 up to a maximum of 90,000 miles.
- Bonuses will be calculated on a per transaction basis only.
- The bonus amount applicable to a transaction is shown in the chart. Transactions may not be aggregated to calculate the bonus.
- Bonus Miles will be credited to the recipient’s account when the transaction is complete.
- Bonus miles count towards the 150,000 miles annual limit per account.
- Purchase up to 150,000 miles per account per the calendar year.
- Credit card will be billed immediately upon purchase.
- Mileage rates and other fees and offer terms are subject to change.
- Allow 48 hours for miles to process and post to your MileagePlus account.
- Miles are nonrefundable.
- Purchased miles do not count toward MileagePlus Premier® status.
- All MileagePlus Program Rules and Terms and Conditions apply.
- GST/HST is charged to Canadian residents.
- Powered by Points to purchase United MileagePlus miles. The transaction will appear as ‘Points United Miles.
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