United MileagePlus cardmembers get up to 100% bonus when you buy miles

United MileagePlus cardmembers

What’s the deal for United MileagePlus cardmembers?

MileagePlus cardholders can currently get up to 100% bonus miles when you buy miles between now and August 15th, 2016. You can purchase up to 75,000 miles with this offer, and if you buy the maximum it costs a total of $2,821.88 including the tax recovery fee for 150,000 miles, so 1.88 cents each.

  • Buy 5,000 to 19,000 miles to get a 25% bonus
  • Buy 20,000 to 29,000 miles to get a 50% bonus
  • Buy 30,000 to 75,000 miles to get a 100% bonus

When you buy miles, you’ll also be automatically entered into a limited-time sweepstakes contest to win thousands of award miles.

How do I get the United MileagePlus cardmembers deal?

Log in to your MileagePlus account here and buy your miles through August 15th, 2016.

If you don’t yet have a United MileagePlus card, take a look at this offer to get up to 70,000 bonus miles with the United MileagePlus® Explorer card!

Is it worth it for United MileagePlus cardmembers to buy miles with this deal?

A mystery bonus of up to 100% miles was recently offered, aimed at everyone rather than just cardholders, but of course not everyone was targeted with the top amount. However, United does often sell miles with up to 100% bonus for everyone, so it may make sense to wait unless you have an award in mind and need a few extra miles right now.

It’s quite often the case that it’s only really worth buying or gifting points only when they are needed, rather than buying speculatively.