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

Old May 25, 2016, 7:43 pm
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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 Certain specialty tickets, including but not limited to unpublished, consolidator/bulk, group, tour and opaque fares, will not be counted towards spending milestones.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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PROMOTION [targeted] - Extra RDMs for additional spend [May 25-Nov 30, 2016]

Old May 25, 2016, 3:00 pm
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Texas
Programs: Former 1K turned UA Kettle
Posts: 412
$1,000 -> 8000 rdm
$1,500 -> 11,000 rdm
$3,000 -> 19,000 rdm

did not get a status bump in early May fwiw
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Old May 25, 2016, 3:03 pm
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Pacific
Programs: UA GS, Lifetime 4 MM, BA Gold, , Marriott Lifetime Titanium Elite, Marriott Ambassador Elite
Posts: 476
Obviously, there was programming logic that was applied. I don't think it's a good offer, but United does make the milestones very reachable (and increase the satisfaction rate?)

I am only at $11K PQD so far with about $10K booked for the next two months. I am no longer working towards a GS status...
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Old May 25, 2016, 3:04 pm
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: NYC / MIA / AMS
Programs: UA 1k
Posts: 493
Myself (1P, Last Year 1k):

$4k / 10k
$4.5k / 15k
$6k / 25k

YTD $3k PQD, mostly on *A non-UA.

Wife: (2P, last year GM)
$3k / 8k
$3.5k / 12k
$4.5k / 20k

YTD $400 PQD
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Old May 25, 2016, 3:08 pm
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: WAS/ BOM
Programs: UA 1K, Marriott Gold, HHonors Gold
Posts: 1,567
Originally Posted by Kacee
I'm surprised to be included. My offer is:

$4k - 16k miles
$5k - 24k miles (40k total)
$7.5k - 40k miles (80k total)

Of course, I just bought an $1100 ticket last night (which will not count)
if within 24 hours cancel and rebook?
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Old May 25, 2016, 3:10 pm
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 396
Haven't flown United revenue in over 2 years: I get a turnip.
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Old May 25, 2016, 3:13 pm
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: EAU
Programs: UA 1K, CO Plat, NW Plat, Marriott Premiere Plat, SPG Plat, Priority Gold, Hilton Gold
Posts: 4,711
$3,500 - 10,000
$4,000 - 15,000
$5,500 - 25,000

I'm doubting I'd hit the 5,500 the remainder of this year (my PQD last year I don't think broke $5k), but if I were close, I might tack on a mileage run.
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Old May 25, 2016, 3:14 pm
Join Date: Feb 2008
Programs: 6 year GS, now 2MM Jeff-ugee, *wood LTPlt, SkyPeso PLT
Posts: 6,526
Gotta love this...

I get zippo, "not eligible" but my 9 year old kid gets:

$1500- 9000 miles
$2000 - extra 14,000 miles
$2500 - extra 23,000 miles.

"Fly your way to 46,000 miles"

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Old May 25, 2016, 3:14 pm
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: EAU
Programs: UA 1K, CO Plat, NW Plat, Marriott Premiere Plat, SPG Plat, Priority Gold, Hilton Gold
Posts: 4,711
Originally Posted by Kacee
Of course, I just bought an $1100 ticket last night (which will not count)
Check the current airfare, refund on 24 hour policy and rebuy.
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Old May 25, 2016, 3:16 pm
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: BOS/BDL
Programs: MileagePlus Club, Amex Platinum, AAdvantage, SkyMiles
Posts: 232
Yes. Mine, at least announced:

We’ve boosted your status.
Now, fly your way to 53,000 bonus miles.

Mine offer was slightly better:
Milestone 1: spend $1,500 and earn 11,000 bonus award miles
Milestone 2: spend $2,500 total and earn 16,000 more award miles
Milestone 3: spend $3,500 total and earn 26,000 more award miles

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Old May 25, 2016, 3:18 pm
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Join Date: Jul 1999
Location: ORD/MDW
Programs: BA/AA/AS/B6/WN/ UA/HH/MR and more like 'em but most felicitously & importantly MUCCI
Posts: 19,677
Considering I have spent about $250 on UA revenue tickets in the past 18 months (but flown numerous UA award segments) my offer seems comparatively generous:

Spend $500 -->10k
Spend $1,000 --> 15k
Spend $2,500 --> 25k

This is the first time UA has taken the slightest notice of me since my flying began tailing off in 2013.
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Old May 25, 2016, 3:20 pm
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: DEN
Programs: UA 1K, many others
Posts: 30
No email either but after clicking the link I get:

$18,500 -- 60,000
$22,500 -- 90,000
$30,000 -- 149,000

Might get to the first one by the end date if I don't get any more annoyed at UA for the recent premier bump-up promotion and take business elsewhere. Will requalify for 1K in a couple of weeks and will rethink the relationship then.
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Old May 25, 2016, 3:23 pm
Used to be 'thiti'
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Denver, CO
Programs: UA-PP 1MM, Hyatt-Globalist, Bonvoy-LT Titanium, Hertz-Pres Cir
Posts: 189
$10,500 - 34,000
$12,000 - 50,000
$17,500 - 84,000

Just crossed 1K and booked some hefty tickets BEFORE the registration date. Boo!
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Old May 25, 2016, 3:24 pm
Join Date: Mar 2007
Programs: United Mileage Plus Premier
Posts: 773
Wondering how this matches up with those who got the free bump in early May. I did not get this offer, my wife who got bumped from Silver to Gold a few weeks ago got the offer. No email about it but following the OPs link she is qualified. Of course we just bought all of the tickets for our planned travel from now until April 2017 so it won't really help us.
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Old May 25, 2016, 3:27 pm
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Syd
Programs: UA 1k 1MM, VA G
Posts: 886
No emails for anyone in the family... however...

Wife (Silver, no flights to date this year) got
$500 = 10k
$1000 = 15k
$2500 = 25k

Considering I am about to buy her a $4k J ticket for Syd->USA... this has come at just the right time

I got
$5k = 18k
$6k = 26k
$8k = 43k

I am probably going to hit the $8k yet this year which for an extra 87k of miles is a nice bonus
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Old May 25, 2016, 3:28 pm
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: EAU
Programs: UA 1K, CO Plat, NW Plat, Marriott Premiere Plat, SPG Plat, Priority Gold, Hilton Gold
Posts: 4,711
So one of my employees who just eeked out Gold last year with a mileage run got this offer:

$4,500 - 8,000
$5,000 - 12,000
$6,000 - 20,000

For once I don't feel like I got the bad deal!

Some other data points among friends:

New, just took first flight: Turnip.

Barely made Silver last year:

$1,500 - 10,000
$2,000 - 15,000
$3,500 - 25,000


$500 - 10,000
$1,000 - 15,000
$2,500 - 25,000

6 other friends with minimal activity got turnups.
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