I posted about United’s “People Power” MileagePlus promotion on Tuesday, where members can earn up to a 60 percent bonus on purchased miles depending on how many participate in the program.
More than 1,500 members have bought miles through the dedicated link, so the maximum bonus of 60 percent will apply to everyone. The offer lasts through 11:59 p.m. CT tonight.
This brings the rate to buy miles outright down from 3.76 cents-per-mile (CPM) to 2.35 CPM, and while it’s still more expensive than some other options, such as using Award Accelerator, it’s still a viable option if you’re a few thousand miles away from a planned award redemption.
I say planned because personally, I wouldn’t buy miles in any manner, really, unless I had a specific upcoming trip I was hoping to take using miles; and that I knew I wouldn’t have the needed miles by the time I wanted to book and take the trip.
Participating in promotions like this is a very quick way (miles typically post within 48 hours) to earn needed miles and I wouldn’t hesitate recommending it for some people given their situation.
Part of the miles and points game, if you will, is trying to earn the greatest amount of miles at the cheapest possible rate. But in the end, not everyone is as focused on this goal and instead simply find value where they will.
This tweet came across my timeline earlier today:
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