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United has a new promo out that will award some lucky travelers bonus miles based on completing activities such as purchasing new United flights and traveling by March 11th, using the United dining program, etc. This targeted promo displayed in my United app (after I upgraded to the latest version), but you can also view the promo and register at this site.
The promos seem to range wildly from a few thousand miles to a massive 90,000+ miles. The United Mile Play promo runs until March 11, 2018, and only new airfare purchases made after you register for the promo will count towards unlocking the bonus miles. In terms of targeting, my husband and I were both targeted while both of my daughters were not.
My United Mile Play promo awards 5,400 bonus miles if I complete these tasks in the next 38 days:
- Book and take a trip in a premium cabin – 2,300 miles
- Dine with MileagePlus Dining – 400 miles
- Complete both tasks – 2,700 additional miles
My premium cabin trip has to be a minimum of $700 to qualify, so it’s pretty unlikely that I will be taking advantage of that portion of the promo unless some pretty unexpected trip pops up in the next 38 days.
Josh’s bonus awards 4,600 bonus miles if he books and takes three trips of $175 or more. He will likely meet that threshold by March 11th, but the airfare has all already been purchased prior to the new promo so it won’t count towards earning the bonus miles. We both registered in case more travel pops up, but it is unlikely that either of us will benefit from this promo.
Others will be a bit more lucky than us as I’ve seen a variety of offers in this Flyertalk thread such as:
- Take one trip greater than $125 for 2,500 bonus miles
- Book and take a trip in a premium cabin ($2000 minimum) and get 80,000 miles
- Book and take a trip two times ($225 minimum) to get 12,000 bonus award miles.
- Book and take a trip two times to get 21,000 bonus award miles
- Book and take a trip and get 7,900 miles – no spend hurdle
Did anyone in your family get targeted for a good bonus via the new United Mile Play promo?
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