United Airlines MileagePlus Buy Miles Up To 85% Bonus Through August 27, 2019

United Airlines has launched new MileagePlus buy miles sale that is valid through August 27, 2019. You can check your personal bonus or discount offer on United’s website here.

United Airlines MileagePlus Buy Miles August 2019

United Airlines has promotions every month for buying miles, but they all max out at a 100% bonus or a 50% discount (exactly the same offer because United usually limits the number of miles one can purchase per year including any possible bonuses to 175K).

You can access and see your bonus on United’s website here.

Here’s the bonus schedule:

United Airlines MileagePlus Buy Miles August 2019 Table

Price at 85% bonus:

United Airlines MileagePlus Buy Miles August 2019 Price

The price of a mile at 85% bonus is 2.03 cents.

Does it make sense to purchase United miles?

If you use them for international business or first class tickets between expensive city pairs, then the answer is likely yes.

United is “enhancing” its MileagePlus program later this year. You can read more about these changes here.

Conclusion

Unless your bonus is 100% or discount 50%, I would wait for a better offer to come around if you don’t need the miles right now.

It is uncertain how valuable United’s miles are in the future when the airline no longer publishes award charts (easier to devalue them).

Here are the terms and conditions of this offer:

 

  • Promotional offer valid until 11:59 p.m. CT on August 27, 2019.

  • Miles are available in increments of 1,000 up to a maximum of 94,000 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 generally be credited to the recipient’s MileagePlus account when the transaction is complete; provided that certain transactions may take up to 48 hours.

  • Bonus miles count towards the 175,000 mile annual limit per account.

  • Purchase up to 175,000 miles per account per calendar year.

  • Credit card will be billed immediately upon purchase.

  • Mileage rates and other fees and offer terms are subject to change.

  • Pricing is only available for purchases made through buymiles.mileageplus.com

  • 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. Transaction will appear as ‘Points United Miles’.