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What’s the deal with the MileagePlus bonus?
United MileagePlus members can currently get up to 100% bonus miles when you buy miles between now and December 19th, 2016. The bonus is targeted, so you’ll receive a ‘mystery bonus’ of between 25% and 100%.
Depending on your bonus, you can purchase 85,000 to 120,000 miles with this offer; this slickdeals user could buy 1,000 to 85,000 miles and loyaltylobby’s T&C showed an offer to purchase 1,000 to 120,000 miles total. The tiered bonus will depend on your offer but could look similar to this:
When you buy:
- 5,000 to 9,000 miles, get a 25% bonus
- 10,000 to 19,000 miles, get a 50% bonus
- 20,000 to 85,000 miles, get a 75% bonus
How do I get the MileagePlus bonus deal?
Log in to your MileagePlus account here to see your mystery bonus and buy your miles through December 19th, 2016.
Is it worth it for MileagePlus members to buy miles with this deal?
If you’ve been targeted with a higher amount mystery bonus, then it could be worth buying miles if you have a specific redemption in mind. United does often sell miles with up to 100% bonus for everyone, though, so it may well make sense to wait unless you need a few extra miles right now.
It’s quite often the case that it’s only really worth buying or gifting points when they are needed, rather than buying speculatively.