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Buy United Miles with 100% bonus AND win up to 250k Miles

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Yep, you can buy miles for less than 1.9 cents + win a sweet stack of points.

Anytime you can purchase points for less than 2 cents I think it’s worth considering. In fact, I’ve written another entire post about purchasing points and why it can make a whole lot of financial sense. This brings us to this offer, which is tiered, meaning the more points you buy, the bigger the bonus will be, capped at a 100% bonus. Points and miles are a speculative gig. It’s fairly commonplace to hear a program is devaluing ( United is devaluing come November 1), so if you know that you need the miles – go for it. I wouldn’t advise just buying them to buy them. Let’s take a look at how you can buy United Miles with 100% AND win up to 250k Miles.

Here’s a look at the broadstrokes. You need to buy before 11:59 p.m. CT on September 12, 2017

Buy United Miles with 100% bonus AND win up to 250k Miles

The tiered structure

Buy United Miles with 100% bonus AND win up to 250k Miles

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!Buy United Miles with 100% bonus AND win up to 250k 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

Buy United Miles with 100% bonus AND win up to 250k Miles

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

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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.

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And 70k for SAS from the U.S. to Europe

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.a man and woman sitting at a table in a plane

 

Interested in buying? Here’s the link

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Earn 60,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. 

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Transferrable Chase Ultimate Rewards

  • Earn 60,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening.
    • That’s $750 when you redeem through Chase Travel℠
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  • 10% Anniversary Bonus
    • Every year you keep the card, your total spend will yield a 10% points bonus. If you spend $10k in a year, you’ll get 1k bonus points
  • Chase Sapphire Preferred continues to redeem at 1.25c in the Chase Travel℠ and the slew of other benefits remain in tact including Auto Rental Collision Damage Waiver ( primary ), purchase protections, etc.
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We keep an up to date spreadsheet that lists the best ever offers: You can find that spreadsheet here.

Historically 80k is a very, very good offer and hit in both 2022 and 2023. In 2021, we saw the offer hit an all time high of 100k. Who knows if that will ever come back.

Main Cast: 

Cards that earn flexible points and should be used on the bulk of your purchases.

Supporting Cast:

Cards that earn fixed points in the currency of the airline/hotel and can not be transferred at attractive rates. These cards yield benefits that make it worth keeping, but not necessarily worth putting a lot of your everyday spend on. 

The Chase Sapphire Preferred® is exceptional starter card and offers transferrable Ultimate Rewards, and pairs well with other Chase cards.

If you carry this card alongside Chase’s cashback cards like the Chase Freedom Flex®  and Chase Freedom Unlimited® or the business versions: Ink Business Cash® , Ink Business Unlimited® you can combine the points into Preferred account and transfer into hotel and airline partners

Annual fee is quite low at $95 a year + you get a 10% anniversary bonus on points + $50 hotel credit in Chase travel.

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