United Airlines Begins Three-Day Promotion Offering Big Bonus to MileagePlus Members

CHICAGO, Sept. 3, 2013 — United Airlines today launched an innovative 3-day promotion offering MileagePlus members a bonus of up to 60% on award miles purchased between Sept. 3 and Sept. 5.

MileagePlus members can go to www.united.com/peoplepower to purchase miles, share the promotion through social media channels and view the progress of the bonus. Each participating member will receive a minimum 30 percent bonus on award miles purchased through the promotion. The bonus will increase to as much as 60 percent if there are more than 1,500 qualifying transactions.

“This is a great chance for MileagePlus members to maximize their bonus opportunities by spreading the word to family and friends,” said Praveen Sharma, United’s vice president of loyalty and business development. “Through the promotion website, members can easily monitor bonus progress and share the offer through social media.”

Number of Qualifying


Resulting Bonus %
1-250 30%
251-500 35%
501-750 40%
751-1,000 45%
1,001-1,250 50%
1,251-1,500 55%
More Than 1,500 60%


Example if MileagePlus Member

Buys 5,000 Miles












30% 1,500 6,500
40% 2,000 7,000
50% 2,500 7,500
60% 3,000 8,000
* Bonus miles are determined and awarded up to

seven days after promotion ends.

Promotion terms and conditions are available at www.united.com/peoplepower. Participating MileagePlus members must purchase at least 5,000 award miles.

Offer details:

  • To take advantage of this offer, you must use the order links on this page.
  • Promotional offer valid until 11:59 p.m. CT (Chicago local time) on September 5, 2013.
  • For a limited time, get a minimum of 30% bonus award miles and a maximum of 60% bonus award miles when you purchase miles via the above links.
  • Allow 48 hours for purchased miles to process and post to your MileagePlus account. Bonus miles will post up to 7 days after promotion ends.
  • Displayed price includes all taxes.
  • Minimum purchase of 5,000 miles required for this promotion.
  • Miles are available in increments of 1,000 miles.
  • Purchase up to 100,000 miles per account per calendar year.
  • For Give Miles transactions, both purchased miles and bonus miles will post to the recipient’s MileagePlus account.
  • Credit card will be billed immediately upon purchase.
  • Mileage rates and other applicable fees are subject to change.
  • Miles are nonrefundable.
  • Purchased miles do not count toward MileagePlus Premier® status.
  • All MileagePlus Program Rules and terms and conditions apply.

2 Comments on "United Airlines Begins Three-Day Promotion Offering Big Bonus to MileagePlus Members"

  1. A press release with no commentary as to whether it is a good deal or not….what’s the value proposition here?

  2. @Wandering Aramean – there’s no value proposition, just sharing news.

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