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This equals 1.9 cents a point. You can also win up to 250k United Miles.
Under 2 cents is worth a gander, but you’ll have to come close to maxing out the deal to score it. United’s offering a tiered bonus on purchased points that creates an opportunity to buy United Miles with a 100% bonus, or 1.9 cents a piece. I’m not advocating a speculative purchase, but if you’re thinking of using United miles for travel in the next year it may be worth looking more closely at this offer. United’s award chart devalues on November 1st, and with it, quite a few sweet spots will be much more expensive.
Here’s a look at the broadstrokes. You need to buy before 11:59 p.m. CT on September 12, 2017
The tiered structure
150k miles will set you back $2821,88 or roughly 1.88 cents per mile. You’ll also be automatically entered into the sweepstakes to win your share of 500k miles!
The general terms to win 250k miles:
- 1 person will win the grand prize of 250k
- 1 person will also win 100k miles
- 3 people will win 50k each
This is a sweepstakes. Meaning you don’t have to make a purchase to enter, but not sure you’d want to do this.
Check out line item “b” – mail by postcard. If you’d like to read the full terms and conditions…go here.
- Mail a “postcard” with your first and last name, mailing address, phone number, email address, and date of birth to
- Mileage Plus Sweepstakes, Dept 3813, PO Box 23806, Rochester, NY 14692-3806.
- Must be postmarked by Sept 12, 2017
- Received by Sept 18, 2017
- No metered mail will be accepted
I’m not sure I’d want to put all that personal information on a postcard? Hmmmmmm
The use of United’s miles are on partner Business and First Class…like EVA to Asia to SAS to Europe.
Right now it would set you back 80k miles to fly EVA’s Royal Laurel from the U.S. to Asia.
Up until November 1st…you could buy points and fly on THAI First for just 40k points from South Asia to Australia. 8 Hours of bliss. Great deal.