Posted by William Charles on May 25, 2016
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Published on May 25th, 2016 | by William Charles

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[Targeted] United MileagePlus Spending Bonus

The Offer

Direct link to offer

  • Receive bonus United miles when you complete tiered spending requirements. Everybody has a different offer (or isn’t targeted at all). Some sample offers:
    • Offer one:
      • Spend $1,000, earn 11,000 bonus miles
      • Spend $1,500 total, earn 16,000 more bonus miles
      • Spend $3,000 total, earn 26,000 more bonus miles
    • Offer two:
      • Spend $28,500, earn 38,000 bonus miles
      • Spend $31,500, earn 57,000 more bonus miles
      • Spend $34,500 earn 95,000 more bonus miles
  • Some people have also received status upgrade offers as well.

The Fine Print

  • Registration is required by November 15, 2016
  • Ticketing and dates: May 25, 2016, through November 30, 2016
  • Bonus award miles will post to your account six to eight weeks after the promotion ends on November 30, 2016
  • Anything booked before enrollment will not count
  • For this promotion, only dollars spent on the “fare” on eligible flights operated by United and United Express will qualify toward meeting spending milestones. Certain specialty tickets, including but not limited to unpublished, consolidator/bulk, group, tour and opaque fares, will not be counted towards spending milestones.
  • Dollars spent on tickets purchased for flights operated by a Star Alliance member airline or a MileagePlus partner airline with tickets issued by United (ticket number starting with “016”) will not qualify for this offer.
  • The “fare” is the base fare of the ticket plus carrier-imposed surcharges, excluding any government-imposed taxes and surcharges. For tickets purchased in a currency other than U.S. dollars, we will convert the purchase to U.S. dollars using an industry-standard exchange rate.
  • Please note that the price displayed when purchasing a ticket on united.com includes up to a 7.5% U.S. Federal Transportation Tax on the base amount of the fare on itineraries wholly within the United States. This tax also applies to certain itineraries between the United States and Canada or Mexico. The U.S. Federal Transportation tax will not count toward meeting any spending milestone
  • Dollars earned toward this promotion will count as Premier® qualifying dollars toward MileagePlus Premier status qualification, but do not guarantee status. All other qualification requirements must be met for the applicable Premier® status.
  • This offer is not combinable with other non-combinable offers.

Our Verdict

It’s nice that the bonuses stack (e.g in the first offer you can earn a total of 53,000 bonus miles). United seems to have set the first requirement at slightly above what you’d normally spend during that period, that’s why the offers are so different on each account. It’s probably worth seeing if you’re targeted and enrolling even if you have no plans on actually hitting your requirements.

Share your offers in the comments.

Hat tip to radioactive on flyertalk

 



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32 Comments on "[Targeted] United MileagePlus Spending Bonus"

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Steve
Steve

You’re now registered for this exclusive offer. Book and travel on United® to reach your personalized milestones and watch your mileage balance grow. The more you fly, the more you earn.
These are your spending milestones:

Milestone 1: spend $500 and earn 6,000 bonus award miles
Milestone 2: spend $1,000 total and earn 9,000 more award miles
Milestone 3: spend $2,000 total and earn 15,000 more award miles
Start flying toward your spending milestones.
To be eligible, flights must be purchased after registration and flown before November 30, 2016.

V
V

Got this as well

CB
CB

Got this also, thanks for the tip as I’m going to be booking personal travel on United soon!

gary
gary

mine was
Milestone 1: spend $500 and earn 10,000 bonus award miles
Milestone 2: spend $1,000 total and earn 15,000 more award miles
Milestone 3: spend $2,500 total and earn 25,000 more award miles

JB
JB

Same here.

jackgopack4
jackgopack4

Yep I got this one. Now all I have to do is actually buy United fares!

Quincy
Quincy

Slightly better offer than Steve’s above comment…
Spend $500 – 8,000 miles
Spend $1,000 – 12,000
Spend $2,000 – 20,000

Simon
Simon

10k miles for $500
another 15k (25k total) miles for another $500 ($1000 total)
another 25k (50k total) miles for another $1500 ($2500 total)

Ben
Ben

I didn’t know how else to forward this to you, but I just got a promotion on my Netspend account to make a $100 mobile check deposit for the first time and receive a $15 bonus. The promo code is Bonus15

Steve
Steve
Kevin
Kevin

Spend $1000 – 10000miles.
Spend 1500 – 14000 miles,
Spend $2500 – 23000 miles

Dan
Dan

Anyone think it is possible to game this deal by booking a flight and refunding it later on?

CN
CN

No.

Mark Zhang
Mark Zhang

Mine:

These are your spending milestones:

Milestone 1: spend $500 and earn 8,000 bonus award miles
Milestone 2: spend $1,000 total and earn 11,000 more award miles
Milestone 3: spend $2,500 total and earn 19,000 more award miles

But so frustrated that I just booked a ticket last week ????

mark
mark

Milestone 1: spend $8,000 and earn 10,000 bonus award miles
Milestone 2: spend $8,500 total and earn 15,000 more award miles
Milestone 3: spend $9,500 total and earn 25,000 more award miles

Daniel
Daniel

Milestone 1: spend $1,000 and earn 10,000 bonus award miles
Milestone 2: spend $1,500 total and earn 15,000 more award miles
Milestone 3: spend $3,000 total and earn 25,000 more award miles

I was also just upgraded from general member to silver (which the website offer was pleased to tell me). Were those targeted for this offer also targeted for a free bump in status a few weeks ago?

Phong

Spend $500 – 8,000 miles
Spend $1,000 – 12,000
Spend $2,000 – 20,000

is mine lol

Jason
Jason

Does GC purchase count?

Richard
Richard

Spend $2000, get 10,000 miles.
Spend $2500, get 15,000 miles.
Spend $4000, get 25,000 miles.

The Man
The Man

For me:

Milestone 1: spend $1,000 and earn 8,000 bonus award miles
Milestone 2: spend $1,500 total and earn 12,000 more award miles
Milestone 3: spend $2,500 total and earn 20,000 more award miles

Plus got the following benefit:

We want you to explore all of the changes we’ve made lately to improve your entire travel experience with United®, from before you fly to after you land – so we’ve given you an Economy Plus® subscription.

Now you can enjoy a new level of comfort on our flights with Economy Plus. Stretch out and relax with extra legroom and take advantage of additional space for your bag. You can make a quicker exit upon arrival by sitting near the front of the cabin with your new Economy Plus subscription.

Your benefits begin now

Choose Economy Plus seating (when available) when you book travel in 48 continental U.S. states (excluding Alaska and Hawaii).

Since your subscription is available exclusively for you, companions traveling on the same reservation are not included but may purchase an Economy Plus seat to join you.

This is a special offer designed to fit your needs, so select terms and conditions apply.

Your new subscription is valid through January 31, 2017.

Stephen
Stephen

This is kind of disappointing. Flights MUST be flown before November 30th. You can’t even book something before then, pretty lame.

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