I jumped the gun with Friday’s post on United’s Months of Miles promotion.
As I wrote, the terms indicated that the offer was valid only for folks who received an email or direct mail invitation:
This offer is valid only for original recipients of a direct mail or email invitation to this offer and is non-transferable.
However, a reader forwarded me a link to the promotion, and I was able to register, while Emily and my mom were not able to register.
I interpreted my mom and Emily’s inability to register in the promotion as evidence that some folks were ineligible for the promotion, and that you could find out if you were eligible or not for the promotion by simply attempting to register online.
My reasoning was that if you were eligible, you would get an offer online (like me), whereas if you were not eligible, you would get no offer (like Emily & my mom).
Unfortunately, it turns out that successfully registering for the promotion doesn’t mean that United considers you registered for the promotion!
I called United (at separate times) to confirm that I was registered, but was told that I wasn’t targeted for the promotion, and that there was no record of my registration.
If you didn’t receive an email or direct mail about the Months of Mile promotion, but registered using a link be sure to call (800-421-4655) or email United to confirm that you are registered for the promotion!
Apologies for the false alarm. I was very excited about a promotion with no cap on the amount of miles earned, but will not use my excitement as an excuse. Sorry for the inconvenience.
I am not participating in this promotion, because it doesn’t appear that I was targeted for it.