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PROMOTION [targeted] - Extra RDMs for additional spend [May 25-Nov 30, 2016]

PROMOTION [targeted] - Extra RDMs for additional spend [May 25-Nov 30, 2016]

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* For this promotion, only dollars spent on the "fare" on eligible flights operated by United and United Express will qualify toward meeting spending milestones. Certain specialty tickets, including but not limited to unpublished, consolidator/bulk, group, tour and opaque fares, will not be counted towards spending milestones. Dollars spent on tickets purchased for flights operated by a 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. The "fare" is the base fare of the ticket plus carrier-imposed surcharges, excluding any government-imposed taxes and surcharges. For tickets purchased in a currency other than U.S. dollars, we will convert the purchase to U.S. dollars using an industry-standard exchange rate. Please note that the price displayed when purchasing a ticket on united.com includes up to a 7.5% U.S. Federal Transportation Tax on the base amount of the fare on itineraries wholly within the United States. This tax also applies to certain itineraries between the United States and Canada or Mexico. The U.S. Federal Transportation tax will not count toward meeting any spending milestone.

** For this promotion, bonus award miles will be awarded for each spending milestone that has been met, subject to the terms and conditions. Milestone bonuses may be earned only once. Partial bonuses will not be awarded for members who don't reach a certain milestone. All calculations made in connection with this offer will be made by United MileagePlus® in its discretion and considered final.

Only original recipients of this email invitation can register and participate in this promotion.
Registration is required by November 15, 2016. Only tickets purchased and ticketed after registration and within the ticketing dates will qualify.
Ticketing and dates: May 25, 2016, through November 30, 2016.
Dollars earned toward this promotion will count as Premier® qualifying dollars toward MileagePlus Premier status qualification, but do not guarantee status. All other qualification requirements must be met for the applicable Premier® status.
This offer is not combinable with other non-combinable offers.
Bonus award miles will post to your account six to eight weeks after the promotion ends on November 30, 2016. Bonus will be calculated using the originally ticketed fares and/or fare classes, as applicable, and subsequent changes to any fares and/or fare classes as a result of itinerary changes, complimentary or paid upgrades, purchase of travel products (including but not limited to United ClubSM, Premier Access®, Award Accelerator®, Premier AcceleratorSM), irregular operations or otherwise will not be considered.

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If you received complimentary Premier status:

Your complimentary status is one level higher than the MileagePlus membership status reflected in your MileagePlus account on May 7, 2016. Your status will be not be increased to any other level in connection with this offer. If flights taken prior to May 7, 2016, are credited to your account after May 7, 2016, and result in you meeting the qualification requirements for a higher Premier status, your status will not be complimentarily upgraded again. Qualifying for a higher status level than the complimentary status awarded in connection with this offer requires meeting the published qualification thresholds for Premier status.
The complimentary status is valid through January 31, 2017.
A Premier membership card and kit will be not issued for the complimentary status period. Your new benefits will be reflected in your Mileage Plus account once you log in and you may enjoy Premier benefits on United- or United Express-operated flights by providing your account number when making reservations or at check-in.
During the complimentary status period, you may not have access to all reciprocal Premier benefits with United's partner airlines, including access to Star Alliance lounges.
Members will not receive Regional Premier Upgrades as part of this offer unless the published qualification thresholds for Premier Platinum status have been earned in the current year.
Offer is subject to change without notice. Other restrictions may apply.

If you received an Economy Plus subscription:

The Economy Plus® subscription can be used only on flights operated by United and United Express in the 48 contiguous U.S. states (excluding Alaska and Hawaii).
The Economy Plus subscription is complimentary, and will not result in the subscriber earning Premier qualifying dollars. The subscription is neither changeable nor transferable.
The Economy Plus subscription is valid through January 31, 2017, and can be used to request an Economy Plus seat at no cost on flights between May 10, 2016, and January 31, 2017. Any flights taken after January 31, 2017, will not qualify under the Economy Plus subscription.
Economy Plus seats on qualifying flights can be selected on united.com at booking, after booking before check-in, during check-in or at a check-in kiosk in the airport. Economy Plus seat assignments are not guaranteed.
The subscriber's MileagePlus number must be included in the reservation in order to receive the subscription benefits.
Offer is subject to change without notice. Other restrictions may apply.

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Old May 26, 16, 8:36 am
  #226  
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 39
Also, my son, no status, but exact same flights as my wife (415 PQD YTD) was not eligible for the offer...
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Old May 26, 16, 8:40 am
  #227  
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Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: PHX/SFO
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It looks to me like there is some sort of algorithm which bases each MP member's promotion on current spend, with the idea being to incent additional spend beyond what the member's current numbers would project. I bet a numbers person could reverse engineer it based on the info in this thread.
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Old May 26, 16, 8:41 am
  #228  
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Munich, Germany
Programs: UA*S, TK*G, BA G
Posts: 361
Originally Posted by aacharya View Post
50,000 RDM for $2500 spend (on top of the normal RDMs and PQMs), which is 5 cpm. Very low if we compare to the chart created.
It does seem so. Perhaps it's a matter of being based in Europe and having dropped from 1K in 2015 to Silver this year with zero spend so far on UA in 2016.
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Old May 26, 16, 8:44 am
  #229  
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: EWR
Programs: UA Premier Platinum
Posts: 190
My offer was:
$2000 ----> 9000
$2500 ----> 14000
$3500 ----> 22000

Total of 45,000 miles if I complete it.

My partner has no status and was eligible:
$500 ----> 8000
$1000 ----> 11000
$2500 ----> 19000
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Old May 26, 16, 8:45 am
  #230  
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
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Originally Posted by cfischer View Post
read the offer again ... it is an ADDITIONAL XXk miles @ the higher spent.
Ahhh so it's actually 25k at $2,000? Makes more sense. Thanks!
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Old May 26, 16, 8:54 am
  #231  
 
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Location: Munich, Germany
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Looking at the T&C, would flights booked as a flight+hotel package on Expedia even count?

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Old May 26, 16, 8:55 am
  #232  
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: US
Programs: SPG Gold
Posts: 103
My offer.

Milestone 1: spend $10,000 and earn 16,000 bonus award miles
Milestone 2: spend $11,000 total and earn 24,000 more award miles
Milestone 3: spend $13,000 total and earn 40,000 more award miles

May not meet.
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Old May 26, 16, 8:58 am
  #233  
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
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Originally Posted by choch345 View Post
These are your spending milestones:

Milestone 1: spend $19,000 and earn 77,000 bonus award miles
Milestone 2: spend $24,000 total and earn 115,000 more award miles
Milestone 3: spend $34,000 total and earn 192,000 more award miles

nope. received 40/120; 45/180; 50/300.
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Old May 26, 16, 8:58 am
  #234  
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Join Date: Feb 2016
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Originally Posted by Kacee View Post
...I bet a numbers person could reverse engineer it based on the info in this thread.
Also, given the fact that this is UA we're talking about, I'm sure the conversion is based on something very simple. Goodness knows anything more complex would likely set their computer servers ablaze.

I would love to know any pattern in the accounts that weren't eligible. So far my sister was the only one I couldn't register. She is silver and has probably spent $4-5K so far this year PQD wise. Not sure why she would be excluded (she has been an MP member for 25+ years and has qualified for status on-and-off depending on her work travel in a year).
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Old May 26, 16, 9:08 am
  #235  
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: LAX
Programs: UA Premier Gold, AA Platinum (but I also just pay for upgrades if I want them)
Posts: 635
#1 $2,000 --> 17,000
#2 $3,000 --> 25,000
#3 $5,500 --> 41,000

So $5,500 in spend and I get 83,000 RDM $0.066cpm not bad!!

I haven't flown United all year
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Old May 26, 16, 9:09 am
  #236  
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
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Originally Posted by staren937 View Post
nope. received 40/120; 45/180; 50/300.
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Old May 26, 16, 9:10 am
  #237  
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Dubai / NYC
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Originally Posted by bmwe92fan View Post
It's tough to feel sorry for a company that calls its best passengers "over entitled", changes all of the rules for earning status and miles, and then screws over all of those people that actually stuck with them through it all and earned it - this - like the other new programs - is a massive slap in the face to those loyal flyers that actually made an effort to EARN their miles and status and played by all the rules that UA put in place....
Which is why it's mind boggling that UA has not even tried to reach these customers. I've been a 1K for 20 years.....when I started flying UA it was at full F fares, that's dropped over the years to D fares upgraded, to cheapest P fares and now almost nothing but a few UA transcons but back to F CLEARLY only on *A partners. (Which UA sees quite easily) They know I'm still traveling as much if not more, yet do NOTHING to even try to get my business back When I broke my leg and didn't travel for 3 months, a SR VP w EK took the time to reach out to me.............what a difference
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Old May 26, 16, 9:10 am
  #238  
 
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Originally Posted by LIH View Post
Also, given the fact that this is UA we're talking about, I'm sure the conversion is based on something very simple. Goodness knows anything more complex would likely set their computer servers ablaze.

I would love to know any pattern in the accounts that weren't eligible. So far my sister was the only one I couldn't register. She is silver and has probably spent $4-5K so far this year PQD wise. Not sure why she would be excluded (she has been an MP member for 25+ years and has qualified for status on-and-off depending on her work travel in a year).
Most likely part of a control group so they can attempt to see if the promotion was effective. ie Did she spend at the same, lower, or higher rate than those that were rewarded.

Of course, I doubt their analysis will factor in the people that they ticked off with this nonsense. They are just ignorant enough to be dangerous.
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Old May 26, 16, 9:13 am
  #239  
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: DCA
Programs: UA Plat, Marriott Plat, HH gold
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30k flown, 3k spent so far got this offer

spend $3,000 and earn 10,000 bonus award miles
spend $3,500 total and earn 15,000 more award miles
spend $5,000 total and earn 25,000 more award miles

guess I am glad I am finally eligible for something.
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Old May 26, 16, 9:24 am
  #240  
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Programs: United GS+
Posts: 1,863
My offer:

Milestone 1: spend $27,000 and earn 32,000 bonus award miles
Milestone 2: spend $29,500 total and earn 48,000 more award miles
Milestone 3: spend $32,000 total and earn 80,000 more award miles

Looks like I'm about to get an extra 160k RDM. Woo hoo!
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