Folks Targeted to Earn 40,000 United Airlines Miles for $2,000, No Credit Pull

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Looking for more United Airlines miles without applying for a new credit card?

Via Reddit, some folks have been targeted to earn 40,000 (or more!) United Airlines miles for spending $2,000+ on tickets purchased and flown by November 30, 2016.

Folks Targeted To Earn 40,000 United Airlines Miles For 2,000 No Credit Pull

Were You Targeted to Receive Bonus United Airlines Miles for Spending Money on Airfare This Year?

Here are the details.  And how to check if you’re targeted.

Earn United Airlines Bonus Miles for Spending Money on Flights

Link:   United MileagePlus Promotions

Check your email or enter your United Airlines frequent flyer number here, to see if you’re targeted to get bonus United Airlines miles after spending a certain amount on flights.

Register by November 15, 2016, through the link above.  And purchase your tickets and travel by November 30, 2016, to be eligible for the bonus miles.

Fares purchased before you register aren’t eligible.

Million Mile Secrets team member Jas was targeted to earn 40,000 United Airlines miles after spending a total of $2,000 on United Airlines fares.  Or 8,000 bonus miles after spending just $500.

There are terms and conditions.  And other folks have reported getting different offers.

If you’ve been targeted, I’d register even if you don’t have travel plans.  You never know when you might have a last-minute trip!  And it’s a great way to earn more miles without a credit pull.

How Can You Use United Airlines Miles?

Here are examples of how to use your United Airlines miles for award flights in coach:

  • 10,000 United Airlines miles for a one-way flight under 700 miles within the US (excluding Hawaii) or Canada
  • 6,000 United Airlines miles (plus ~$6 in taxes) for a one-way flight within Hawaii on partner Hawaiian Airlines
  • 12,500 United Airlines miles for a one-way flight within the US (excluding Hawaii & Alaska) or Canada
  • 22,500 United Airlines miles for a one-way flight from mainland US, Alaska, and Canada, to Hawaii
  • 30,000 United Airlines miles for a one-way flight from the US to Europe

Looking for More United Airlines Miles?

Link:   United MileagePlus Explorer Card

Remember, you can transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards points to United Airlines at a 1:1 ratio if you have cards like the Chase Sapphire Preferred or Ink Plus small business card.

Or you could consider the United MileagePlus Explorer card.

Those of y’all who were targeted, what offer did you get?!

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18 responses to “Folks Targeted to Earn 40,000 United Airlines Miles for $2,000, No Credit Pull

  1. Do you have to purchase the tickets on the united website or can you purchase tickets on the chase travel portal for example?

  2. Interesting. Thanks so much for the blog posting.

    I hadn’t received an email (unless it was filtered as spam) and I got a complimentary economy plus subscription and a slightly better offer. 10k after $500, 15k more after $1000, and 25k more after $25000.

  3. I have a very similar question as Ryan. Can I purchase the tickets on Citi thankyou portal?

  4. And mine was worse: 6K after $500, 9K more after $1000, 15K more after $2000.

  5. So friggin lame! I’m qualified for 11K after $1000 — bought my ticket for $1200 two weeks ago. I swear, keeping up with these blogs can be a blessing and a curse. I would’ve never known what I missed out on, now I’m just mad (not at the blog, but in general).

  6. GAH! Not even 11,000 — 11,000 MORE after the 1K total— 8000 after the first $500. GRR.

  7. According to the offer pictured above (which I received) does this mean if I buy a single ticket for $2000+ I would get the 40,000 miles? Or are three separate ticket purchases needed?

  8. When I put in my MP number, I got an offer for $500/10K, $1000/15K, $2500/25K. When I put in my wife’s she got $500/6K, $1000/9K, and $2500/15K. I don’t know if that is enough for me to go out of my way to get a revenue ticket, but I will go ahead and register, you never know. It’s not like regular credit card, though….you have to buy the UAL ticket for YOU on YOUR CARD, so that thins the herd a little bit. Dare I think the airlines are actually going to using their programs to reward travelers instead of card shufflers?

  9. Consider yourself lucky. Here’s my offer: $29,500/58K miles, $34,000/87K miles (total 145k miles), $39,000/144K miles (total 289k miles). Yikes! I do spend a lot with them but $30k-40k spending is still quite high!

  10. I got the exact same offer as Curt N did, but also as he said, I doubt I’ll go out of my way to spend $2500 on a ticket to bank those points, especially since I don’t care much for United.

  11. This is what I received:
    Milestone 1: spend $29,500 and earn 58,000 bonus award miles
    Milestone 2: spend $34,000 total and earn 87,000 more award miles
    Milestone 3: spend $39,000 total and earn 144,000 more award miles

  12. I got targeted too, just curious if the $500 has to be spent all on one ticket or is it just purchasing at least $500 on flight (s)

  13. Here’s mine:

    Milestone 1: spend $2,000 and earn 17,000 bonus award miles
    Milestone 2: spend $3,000 total and earn 25,000 more award miles
    Milestone 3: spend $5,500 total and earn 41,000 more award miles

  14. mine is only 30000 miles for spending $2000.

  15. mine is only 30000 miles for spending $2000.

    Milestone 1: spend $500 and earn 6,000 bonus award miles
    Milestone 2: spend $1,000 total and earn 9,000 more award miles
    Milestone 3: spend $2,000 total and earn 15,000 more award miles

  16. What would be the recommended card to concentrate the UA spending on? No longer have the Chase UA Explorer open and don’t plan to apply for it again. Barclay Arrival is already shut down, as well. Can’t get the original bonus (40K points) anymore for a new application either, right?

    Workable Option:
    1. BOA TR Visa. Can use the fare paid to apply to other travel expenses already billed waiting for redemption. Have a year to do enough spending to cover the United fare spend for this bonus with a redemption.

    What Citi card would work with this? I might have a “space” for a new Citi card in July.

    Already have too many Chase, so with no Sapphire, that’s ruled out. Any other suggestions?

    Thanks! 🙂

  17. BTW, I had the $500/8K, $1K/12K, and $2K/20K for a 40K bonus. And, I have the recent econ plus seating “subscription”, as it was called in the email.

    Don’t have any status on UA either. So, that’s a bag charge for me, sigh.

  18. I suggest everyone check the terms and conditions as it is very limited and deceiving .
    I went and booked a flight for my son even purchasing a bulk seat to get over the $509 mark then come to find out the following:

    The “fare” is the base fare of the ticket plus carrier-imposed surcharges, excluding any government-imposed taxes and surcharges.

    Then e-tickets with 016 are not included ( would love to know how I would know this without actually booking), Star Alliance member airline or a MileagePlus partner airline with tickets issued by United (ticket number starting with “016”) will not qualify for this offer.

    First leg of the trip is with express jet airlines but the rest are united.
    Total fake out for me as I usually do not purchase flights and use my award miles.