Purchase United Miles with a 100% Bonus Through July 26, 2018

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This United MileagePlus Miles Purchase promotion has ended, however, you can still purchase MileagePlus Miles.

Through July 26, 2018, you can purchase United MileagePlus miles and receive up to a 100% bonus. This offer isn't publicly available; you must sign in to your MileagePlus account to see the offer, but we've seen the same offer across multiple accounts.

Purchase United Miles - July 2018 Promotion

Key Terms

  • Buy 5,000-14,000 miles, get a 30% bonus
  • Buy 15,000-29,000 miles, get a 70% bonus
  • Buy 30,000-75,000 miles, get a 100% bonus
  • Promotional offer valid until 11:59 p.m. CT on July 26, 2018.
  • Miles are available in increments of 1,000 up to a maximum of 75,000 miles
  • Bonus miles count towards the 150,000-mile calendar year limit per account
  • Powered by Points to purchase United MileagePlus miles. Transaction will appear as ‘Points United Miles'

Purchase United Miles - July 2018 Promotion - Check Out

Our Take

United miles at 1.88 cents a piece is what we've historically seen as the best price as has been previously offered several times. We wouldn't recommend speculatively purchasing miles at this price, but, if you're looking to top off for an award or might otherwise consider purchasing an international business or first class ticket, you could find yourself saving a pretty penny through a mileage purchase, instead of an outright cash purchase. Just make sure you check award availability first!

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  • good opportunity if you are needing a few points, or need to keep account current

    • charles j says:

      “Keeping your account open” is an interesting idea. While I would prefer to purchase something cheap at a take out place on the airline’s dining program (depends on where you live), wasting your time taking a survey (except Amtrak, where you get 5 points even if you don’t qualify, which is enough for activity), or making a small charge now and then if I have a airline credit card (for United, last I knew, you can convert your annual fee Mileageplus Card for the -no longer advertised or issued- free Mileage Plus card, but if you can buy a minimum number of points, it’s worth remembering as an additional option.

    • Does transfers UR points count for extending your expiration date?

  • Only if there is a need …

  • Zhang Shao says:

    It is a good choice if you need the UA miles for immediate travel request in the coming few weeks/months.

  • Bruce a Nelson says:

    These mileage deals are almost always about some real savings on a business/first class award ticket

  • Oooh! I never realized these deals come with a Tax Recovery Fee. Not nice!

  • I feel like airlines keep mile prices high so even when they run 100% deals it’s still a bad deal for us

  • Thanks, a nice way to top up my account as I have a redemption in mind.

  • If you purchase miles using the Chase MileagePlus Explorer, will you get the 2x bonus on spend? Likewise with the Chase Sapphire Reserve, will the purchase code as 3x travel? Thanks

  • I agree with the advice to check availability first

  • I generally don’t like to buy miles (even when on “sale”) and this seems similar — good for those who need to keep accounts active but not sufficient an enticement in general.

  • Buying these miles for me will give me Biz class seats at a much reduced rate.

  • only worth it if you desperately need it for a trip

  • Just got the email from united today.

  • Not a bad deal, but as others mentioned, only really a deal to top up to a new award level you need or to book where there is certain award availability.

  • Not bad if you need some miles to top off your account.

  • Great bonus!

  • Have you seen a better price? I haven’t would love a data point if you can provide one. Thanks!

    • The above comment was not posted by me but by someone using my email address… can you please delete it? Thanks!

  • I also read somewhere that those with the Chase MP earned 2x on this purchase even though it went through Points.com

  • Brilliant. Just what I needed. Thank You !

  • Bertrand Say says:

    I would rather do the shopping bonus to earn miles than buying the miles outright.

  • We already have too many miles and they keep devaluing them

  • it is a good offer if what you want is available 🙂

  • Definitely not an economical option if you are just looking to reset your account expiration.

  • Temping only if you have a specific redemption in mind that would be worthwhile for the $$. If you pay with a MP Visa you get 2x on the spend to juice the CPP a little.

  • I prefer to hang onto my cash.

  • Decent deal but I still am not all about buying miles.

  • What has been the cheapest price ever for UA miles?
    Does UA ever offer a lower price than 1.88 cpm?

  • Albert Rollins says:

    These type of bonus offer come and go every few month or so. Nothing new here, however, as others have mentioned, the 100% bonus offer is best only when you have an immediate need for them in order to redeem for a pricey award travel. Those looking to keep their account active can find other means to do so that might be cheaper. Just my thought.

  • Ellie Arroway says:

    Besides topping off for a redemption, are these deals ever worth it?

  • Keep in mind that United bonus partner advantage when you pick up a Marriott travel package. You can get 132,000 miles in the package before the rates go up August 1st. It is another easy way to get UA miles.

  • Sebastian says:

    Will buy this time!!

  • There are better options for top off, but this would be a nice jump for someone looking to purchase business class seats outright.

  • I would say just do your math before buying miles.

  • I saw this promo. Along with the email to get the 750 miles from flowers. That email seems to be in my inbox everyday.
    I agree that it’d only to be topping off or maybe if I was looking to travel in biz immediately. Or if you had to travel for an emergency, then the promo could have popped in at just the right time. I will keep getting my miles elsewhere for now.

    I keep forgetting about their app. Thank you for reminding me!

    With regard to their shopping portal, does anyone else see that American usually gives more miles per dollar than United?
    How do you decide between shopping portals, if you’re not going anywhere immediately?

  • Good offer, we haven’t seen something better concerning United.

  • I won’t be taking advantage of this offer. There are so many other ways to earn United Miles that I can’t imagine buying miles except for an immediate business class redemption. If we are talking about extending the life of miles, I’d rather buy a tank of gas at BP or buy a Starbucks card through the MileagePlus X app. Those post immediately (important if we are worried about the miles expiring) and Im using my money on something I’d buy anyway. The Starbucks cards on the Mileage Plus X app did count as a “dining out” purchase the last time I bought something so I got 3X points on the CSR also. I also use the shopping portals but those don’t post quite as quickly.

  • I wish they had this promo a few weeks ago.

  • it would be a good idea, if you really need points.. but as I understood it is a bit expensive…!! I will check the price and see if it ais a really good deal..

    I will post the finding later

  • I don’t like the idea of full on paying for points unless I suppose you are a few short… good to have the bonuses at least but its not for me.

  • Phillip Hoare says:

    Another great united offering, this 100% bonus will really help us get to where we want for less!

  • Logan Fisher says:

    Yeah, even at a 100% bonus, I would only pull the trigger on these sorts of deals if I needed to top off my account for a planned trip.

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