United is offering a bonus offer when purchasing their miles where you can earn up to 60,000 extra miles. This is a limited time offer for purchases through February 9, 2017.
It is a tiered bonus, so the more miles you purchase, the higher your percentage of bonus miles will be.
- Buy 5,000 to 14,000 miles, get a 20% bonus
- Buy 15,000 to 29,000 miles, get a 40% bonus
- Buy 30,000 to 89,000 miles, get a 67% bonus
- Buy 90,000 miles, get 60,000 bonus miles
This is definitely not an offer where’d I’d speculatively purchase, especially we’ve seen better offers in the past. But, if you have an upcoming flight you are looking to book it is definitely worth to see if purchasing miles is cheaper than paying the lowest available rate. Also, this could be a good way to top off the number of miles required for an award ticket. You can purchase miles here.
Note: This transaction is from points.com so you will not receive bonus miles if using a credit card that gives a bonus for travel/airline purchases.