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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 Certain specialty tickets, including but not limited to unpublished, consolidator/bulk, group, tour and opaque fares, will not be counted towards spending milestones.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 25, 16, 3:42 pm
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Houston
Programs: UA GS 2MM, QFF Platinum, HH Diamond, HawaiianMiles
Posts: 6,674
Just got email:
$24,000 - 33,000 miles
$27,000 - 49,000
$29,500 - 81,000

Too bad most of my tickets for the rest of the year (until Nov 30 at least) have already been purchased. Interesting to see the wide disparity of 'milestones' between members!
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Old May 25, 16, 3:48 pm
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: BOS, PVD, HYA
Programs: MR, TYP, AA, B6, DL, WN, HH, MB, 2V
Posts: 650
I haven't ever flown United, but have the Explorer card and flew on Copa metal a bit last year (credited miles to my United account). No email, but signed up through the link:
$500 - 8,000 miles
$1,000 - 12,000 miles
$2,000 - 20,000 miles

Girlfriend has also traveled on Copa metal last year and no United flights, no Explorer card either. She got the same exact offer.
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Old May 25, 16, 3:52 pm
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: New Jersey
Programs: UA MM 1K, AA MM Gold, Marriott Titanium (LT Plat), Hilton Gold
Posts: 2,742
$7,500 -> 16,000 miles
$8,500 -> 24,000 miles
$11,000 -> 40,000 miles

signed up through the link in this thread then got the email an hour later.

Last edited by tarheelnj; May 25, 16 at 3:59 pm
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Old May 25, 16, 3:53 pm
Join Date: Oct 2014
Programs: AA PLT; UA PLT
Posts: 118
$1,000 > 6,000
$2,000 > 9,000
$2,500 >15,000

Not amazing, but not terrible, as I'll actually hit this with no trouble. FWIW, didn't get a status bump last week but yesterday purchased a $2k economy fare mostly on LH but on 016 ticket stock (not worth voiding since partner flights, even on 016 stock, don't appear to count, and I'd be stuck paying the TA's fee regardless of void)
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Old May 25, 16, 3:53 pm
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: DAY
Programs: UA 1K 1MM; Marriott LT Plat Premier (+AMB); Amex MR; Chase UR; Hertz PC; Global Entry
Posts: 7,772
Originally Posted by kirkwoodj View Post
Just got email:
$24,000 - 33,000 miles
$27,000 - 49,000
$29,500 - 81,000

Too bad most of my tickets for the rest of the year (until Nov 30 at least) have already been purchased. Interesting to see the wide disparity of 'milestones' between members!
It is what I have come to expect from United. Those that have minimal activity with United get the best offers. $500 = 8,000 miles.

Those that have real, earned status and spent significant money with United get unrealistic, crappy offers. $10,000 = 21,000 miles.
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Old May 25, 16, 4:01 pm
Join Date: Apr 1999
Location: Homosassa, FL & Wanaque, NJ -UA-G; SPG-Plat (Lifetime Gold)
Posts: 6,112
Me-MM Gold $718 PQ$ YTD
2000 10,000
2500 +15,000
4000 +25000

My wife -MM Gold $300 Q$ YTD
1000 10,000
1500 +15,000
3000 +25,000

No email to either of us.
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Old May 25, 16, 4:08 pm
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Washington, DC
Programs: UA 1K, AA, DL, LH, VX, HA
Posts: 5,945
$12,500 ->21k
$14,000 ->+31k
$16,500 ->+52k

FWIW, PQD last year was over $12k, but don't think by a lot. Unlikely to get there this year, but $4k spend for 83k miles might be tempting if I'm already there
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Old May 25, 16, 4:10 pm
Join Date: Dec 2012
Programs: No status anymore
Posts: 406
Perhaps purchase is better for some

I also checked cost of out right buying miles....if you don't care about PQM.

With a "sale" on miles now through 5/27/2016, (bonuses of 25%, 50%, or 100%) I can get the same or more miles for half the price......

Choose wisely!
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Old May 25, 16, 4:11 pm
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Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Between DCA and IAD
Programs: UA 1K MM; Hilton Diamond
Posts: 59,654
Of course it only applies to fares booked after the offer... and I'm sitting on around $7k in already-booked travel in the eligible period. Sigh.

At least I got the offer, I suppose. That's better than recent history for me.
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Old May 25, 16, 4:21 pm
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Chicago
Programs: UA, AA Gold , Hilton Gold, SPG Gold, IHG Ambassador Spire
Posts: 17
Did not get e-mail but registered thru link
and got $ 500 - 8000 bonus miles
$ 1000 - 12000 bonus miles
$ 2000 - 20000 bonus miles

Within reach for this year
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Old May 25, 16, 4:22 pm
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: MCO
Programs: UA 1K, DL Silver (1MM), HH Gold, Marriott Titanium, IHG Gold
Posts: 559
Milestone 1: spend $8,500 and earn 15,000 bonus award miles
Milestone 2: spend $9,000 total and earn 22,000 more award miles
Milestone 3: spend $11,000 total and earn 36,000 more award miles

Will be lucky to get it. I qualified for 1K last year by $3 and have about $4K YTD.
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Old May 25, 16, 4:23 pm
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Fort Worth, TX
Programs: UA 1K MM, Marriott Gold
Posts: 2,458
Mine is great, but since I'm already booked and paid thru September, (just squeaking by to 1K), they won't see a penny more from me.
Their free status bump promo pushed me to book the rest of the year's flights on AA and give my RPUs to a friend.

$2500 - 30,000
$4000 - 44,000
$8500 - 74,000

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Old May 25, 16, 4:24 pm
Join Date: Jan 2013
Programs: UA 1K | MR Platinum
Posts: 492
Didn't receive email, this was my offer. Silver, not bumped -

$4,500 for 8k
$5,000 total for 12k more
$6,000 total for 20k more

So, $6,000 for 40k RDM. Should be attainable. PQM spend as of today is $5,200.
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Old May 25, 16, 4:25 pm
Moderator: Mileage Run, United Airlines; FlyerTalk Evangelist
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: The City/Honolulu
Programs: UA 3MM; Hyatt Glob*****; Hilton Diamond
Posts: 14,384
I received:

$3,000 = 10,000
$3,500 = 15,000
$5,000 = 25,000
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Old May 25, 16, 4:26 pm
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Chicago
Programs: UA, AA Gold , Hilton Gold, SPG Gold, IHG Ambassador Spire
Posts: 17
Agree with Bradhattan on the miles sale....I think it is a pretty good sale at 1.88cpm if going in at 40000 miles and above. I checked cash fares ORD-FRA for tomorrow and they are in the $ 2,800.- range but an award sets you back only 30000 miles and $ 80.60 so with buying points at $753.00 ( 20k + 10k bonus ) you save an easy 2Grand....
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