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

Old May 25, 2016, 6:43 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 Certain specialty tickets, including but not limited to unpublished, consolidator/bulk, group, tour and opaque fares, will not be counted towards spending milestones.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, 5:00 pm
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: LHR, DFW, J Cabins WorldWide
Programs: AA EXP, UA GS, FB Gold, AS MVPG, MR Titanium, VS Gold
Posts: 954
8k - $500
12k - $1500
20k - $2500

Not bad. Certainly makes me a little more likely to book more UA over DL from MSO.
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Old May 25, 2016, 5:16 pm
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: ORD & DEN
Programs: UA Premier 1K 1MM, Marriott Titanium, Hilton Gold
Posts: 239
Mine is
16K $6,000
24K $6,500
39K $9,000

The first two are likely, the third not so much. Still, it's a very unexpected, generous offer.
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Old May 25, 2016, 5:17 pm
Join Date: Feb 2008
Programs: 6 year GS, now 2MM Jeff-ugee, *wood LTPlt, SkyPeso PLT
Posts: 6,526
Originally Posted by spin88
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"

I just checked my other kid, who has the exact same travel profile as his sister. Exact same flights for the last 4 years. He got:

$1500 - 9000 miles
$2000 - extra 14,000 miles
$3000 - extra 22,000 miles.

It is almost as if they used a random number generator, my kids took the exact same flights, same PQD, etc for the last 4 years, yet different targets.

It is almost as if United's marketing department is composed of a series of monkey's randomly typing into computers.

This said, I think I have a black piggy next to my name (but so does Goalie!)
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Old May 25, 2016, 5:27 pm
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: SF Bay Area
Programs: JetBlue Mosaic, UA Silver, SPG Gold, HHonors Gold
Posts: 1
1K (status challenge)

YTD EQD $2200, YTD EQM 37k

$1000 -> 10k miles
$1500 -> 15k miles
$2500 -> 30k miles
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Old May 25, 2016, 5:29 pm
Join Date: May 2005
Programs: Million Miler, 1K - Basically spend a lot of time on planes
Posts: 2,202
Another wonderful promotion where United rewards those who spend less than those who spend plenty..., and then wonder why folks hate them.
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Old May 25, 2016, 5:31 pm
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: SFO
Programs: COdbaUA Platinum 2MM
Posts: 5,532
Not targeted. Entered my MP number and saw:

$500 = 10,000 miles
$1000 = 15,000
$2500 = 25,000

They must have low thresholds for low spenders like me. I will not spend a penny more than I need to; I am done chasing status and miles for several years now. I may not even hit the first threshold of $500 as I have purchased most of my tickets for this year already.
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Old May 25, 2016, 5:39 pm
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Houston (IAH,HOU) / Kāʻanapali (JHM,OGG)
Posts: 970
Originally Posted by dhuberma
I'm GS and spend over $100k in base fares, so not surprising:

$40,000 = 65,000 RDMs
$45,000 = 97,000 RDMs
$50,000 = 162,000 RDMs
Same offer
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Old May 25, 2016, 5:47 pm
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: SFO
Posts: 3,934
By invitation only

Sorry, the account number you entered is not eligible for this offer.
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Old May 25, 2016, 5:48 pm
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: CLE (mostly)
Programs: UA Plat, Hyatt Explorist, Mlife Gold, Starbucks Gold
Posts: 823
I'm UA Silver, ~$4,900 PQD YTD, and no more UA rev flights booked this year.

No email, but the link offered:

$1k = 8k RDMs
$1.5k = 11k RDMs
$3k = 18k RDMs

So total 37k bonus RDMs for $3k additional spend... 10.3 RDM per dollar ($0.096 per RDM)

Last edited by Wooglin; May 25, 2016 at 8:06 pm
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Old May 25, 2016, 5:48 pm
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: LBB
Programs: UA 1K 1MM ★G | Marriott LTT | Hilton ♦ | Hertz PC | Global Entry TSA Pre ✓
Posts: 2,820
Disgusting... Need to spend $38,500 PQD to receive 40,000, $40,500 for another 60,000, and $42,500 for a final 114,000.

I won't get there.

Stupid that my non-status (upped to Silver) family member can get 50,000 bonus miles on $2,500 PQD.

I can't believe how terrible UA is at rewarding HVF's... set the bar just too high to get rewarded.

My bet based on the way they did this is that they calculated my estimated spend at the end of the year, and are pushing me to spend an extra $10,000 or so in exchange for 214,000 award miles.

UA just tried to implement a quick algorithm that is ludicrous.
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Old May 25, 2016, 5:49 pm
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Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: DAY
Programs: UA 1K 1MM; Marriott LT Titanium; Amex MR; Chase UR; Hertz PC; Global Entry
Posts: 10,156
Originally Posted by CO_Nonrev_elite
Another wonderful promotion where United rewards those who spend less than those who spend plenty..., and then wonder why folks hate them.
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Old May 25, 2016, 5:53 pm
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: ICN
Programs: UA GS
Posts: 224
I got a targeted offer of:

Milestone 1: spend $2,500 and earn 33,000 bonus award miles
Milestone 2: spend $4,000 total and earn 50,000 more award miles
Milestone 3: spend $9,500 total and earn 83,000 more award miles
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Old May 25, 2016, 5:55 pm
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: LAX
Programs: UA:1k; MR: PLT; Hilton: Gold
Posts: 1,324
Oooof - tough one for me:

$42,500 =50,000 RDMs
$46,000 = 75,000 RDMs
$49,500 = 124,000 RDMs
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Old May 25, 2016, 5:57 pm
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Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Pacific Northwest
Programs: UA Gold 1MM, AS 75k, AA Plat, Bonvoyed Gold, Honors Dia, Hyatt Explorer, IHG Plat, ...
Posts: 16,761
Originally Posted by BearX220
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.
Same for me. On all points (okay, my spend was slighty higher, maybe around $500).
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Old May 25, 2016, 5:57 pm
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Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: If only I knew
Programs: Several of my own making in which I was recently fast-tracked to super-duper-über-elite status
Posts: 1,074
Looks like my offer has fairly low thresholds w/ ok bonuses. The Mrs got nada.
We have almost the same PQM ~75K, my PQD is ~$8K, her's ~$3K.

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