“United miles on sale with a 100% bonus…..yes please!” My friend Rich sounded excited. He’s a long-time United flyer. He does monthly commutes from Hawaii to California so he can never have enough United miles. When I saw this sale I let him know about it, and then I took a look at it for myself. I don’t fly United metal very often, though last year I did have a great trip home from Europe in First Class in their now retired plane. I do book a lot of flights through United using Star Alliance partners, though. I’m partial to Star Alliance airlines when I go to Europe or Asia. Sometimes the best and quickest way to top up miles for an award trip is to simply purchase miles from an airline, especially when they have 100% bonus sales going on. We all like to travel more, for less! I keep a list of airline point promos handy to see if they’ll work for me. Depending on your travel plans, this might be worth checking out.
Good evening everyone. I was going through all the Buy Miles & Points links on my page and spotted this offer for United Airlines. You can purchase United Airlines miles for up to a 100% bonus, if you purchase a minimum of 30,000 miles. This offer is only around for a few more days and expires on July 26, so you better act fast if you are interested. Warning: you should only buy miles if you have an immediate use for them, do not buy miles speculatively.
Good morning everyone, I hope you had a great weekend. I recently went through all the links on my buy miles / points page and noticed that a few promos are ending in the next week or two. I don’t recommend buying miles and points unless you have an award ticket or award night stay in mind, but if you do need some extra miles / points, it’s better to buy them when they are at a discount or offering a bonus. Without further ado, here are the 4 promos ending in the next few days.
United Airlines seems to run buy miles promos often. A 100% bonus was the highest I’ve seen recently, so an 85% bonus is almost as good. This is a tiered bonus, so your price per mile (PPM) will depend on how many miles you purchase.
I swear this happened the other day because I could not make this stuff up, even if I tried. And it’s by far the number one mistake people make in gathering miles and points. I’m in line to pay for groceries and the man in front of me pulls out a credit card to pay for his items. I have a curious nature, so I always look to see what credit card people use for their expenses. I contorted my body in several different directions in order to catch the name on the card and it was a, drum roll please… TJ Maxx Credit Card. Who knew TJ Maxx even had a credit card? And I’m not judging people who shop at TJ Maxx. Observing this man using his TJ Maxx Credit Card at a grocery store reminded me of all the other friends and family members I have who use these affinity cards. Using affinity cards doesn’t make sense if the goal is to travel more for less. Credit cards that accrue flexible points and miles so they can be used on various airlines and at multiple hotel chains makes much much much better sense! Continue reading
Updated at 3:15pm PT on 6/12: The 100% bonus on United Airlines miles is gone, but there are a few 70% bonus packages still left.
(Hat tip to Kal for the United Airlines email)
Good afternoon everyone. I have 2 buy miles/points flash sale deals to share. United Airlines is offering 20,000 bonus miles when you purchase one of their 20,000 mile packages. IHG is also offering a 100% bonus on the number of IHG Points you purchase, with a minimum purchase of 5,000 IHG Points. If you are short on a few United Airlines miles or IHG Points for your next redemption, take a look at these promos and take advantage of the deals. I have added both offers to our Buy Miles/Points Page.