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radioactive May 25, 16 12:02 pm

PROMOTION [targeted] - Extra RDMs for additional spend [May 25-Nov 30, 2016]
 
Just got an email from UA, looks to be quite good, but it's targeted:

Start boosting your rewards.
Fly your way to 53,000 bonus miles.
RadioActive, earn thousands of bonus miles just by flying with us.
Now you have an exclusive opportunity to accelerate your way to thousands of bonus miles*. Simply purchase and fly on United® fares** to reach your personalized milestones - with each one achieved, you'll see your miles skyrocket.

These are your personalized spending milestones:
$1000 - Earn 11,000 bonus miles
$1500 Total - Earn 16,000 more bonus miles
$3000 Total - Earn 26,000 more bonus miles

To be eligible, flights must be purchased after registration and flown before November 30, 2016.

Seems to be highly targeted though, my brother, partner, nor my parents got it.

Check your status here:

https://promotions.united.com/bb/offer



Terms and Conditions:

* 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 Certain specialty tickets, including but not limited to unpublished, consolidator/bulk, group, tour and opaque fares, will not be counted towards spending milestones.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.
E-Ticket® purchase required. Service charges for ticketing with a United representative in the United States, District of Columbia and Canada are $25 by phone, $30 at a City Ticket Office and $35 in person at the airport. Ticketing charges may vary outside of the U.S. and Canada and based on MileagePlus status level. The ticketing service charge does not apply for tickets purchased on united.com. Service charges are subject to change without notice.
Offer is subject to change without notice. Other restrictions may apply.
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.
Miles accrued, awards, and benefits issued are subject to change and are subject to the rules of the United MileagePlus® program, including without limitation the Premier® program (the "MileagePlus Program"), which are expressly incorporated herein. Please allow 6-8 weeks after completed qualifying activity for miles to post to your account. United® may change the MileagePlus Program including, but not limited to, rules, regulations, travel awards and special offers or terminate the MileagePlus Program at any time and without notice. United and its subsidiaries, affiliates and agents are not responsible for any products or services of other participating companies and partners. Taxes and fees related to award travel are the responsibility of the member. Bonus award miles, award miles and any other miles earned through non-flight activity do not count toward qualification for Premier status unless expressly stated otherwise. The accumulation of mileage or Premier status or any other status does not entitle members to any vested rights with respect to the MileagePlus Program. All calculations made in connection with the MileagePlus Program, including without limitation with respect to the accumulation of mileage and the satisfaction of the qualification requirements for Premier status, will be made by United Airlines® and MileagePlus in their discretion and such calculations will be considered final. Information in this communication that relates to the MileagePlus Program does not purport to be complete or comprehensive and may not include all of the information that a member may believe is important, and is qualified in its entirety by reference to all of the information on the united.com website and the MileagePlus Program rules. United and MileagePlus are registered service marks. For complete details about the MileagePlus Program, go to

LIH May 25, 16 12:13 pm


Originally Posted by radioactive (Post 26680057)
These are your personalized spending milestones:
$1000 - Earn 11,000 bonus miles
$1500 Total - Earn 16,000 more bonus miles
$3000 Total - Earn 26,000 more bonus miles

Mine start at 12K bonus miles for a $10K spend both booked and flown before 11/30. I'll probably hit that, but not much above it. Analyst on my team here who is fresh out of college got a lowest spend threshold of $500 for 3K bonus miles. Seems to me like they're just trying to keep business they might be worried they would lose otherwise. Further inflation of award miles.

RichardInSF May 25, 16 12:16 pm

Mine are the same as the OP except the spend threshold is higher! $2k, $2.5k, and $4k!

aacharya May 25, 16 12:19 pm

I and my plus 1 were eligible once I entered our MP numbers.

However, I didn't get the E+ or MP upgrade note - I imagine that aspect is pertinent to you. I think you might want to note the terms of the MP upgrade you got in that thread - it shows that the MP upgrade is only for the 2016 MP year, instead of earned MP, which is for all of 2016 and 2017.

transportprof May 25, 16 12:20 pm


Originally Posted by LIH (Post 26680110)
.... Further inflation of award miles.

Or is it a targeted reflation following the huge deflation of RDM in the shift to earning based on spend?

I got $1,000 => 10k; $1,500 => 15k; $3,000 => 25k.

Perhaps the bonus thresholds require a lot less spending where there is no PQD requirement?

wxguy May 25, 16 12:20 pm

Just for grins I clicked the link and entered my number.
$28,500 => 38K
$31,500 => 57K
$34,500 => 95K

Whoa.

Cargojon May 25, 16 12:21 pm

$3500 - 8,000 miles
$4000 - 12,000 miles
$5000 - 20,000 miles

Might hit it, might not, will depend.

Boo_Radley May 25, 16 12:21 pm

$9500 -> 21,000 RDM
$10,500-> 31,000 RDM
$13,500 -> 51,000 RDM

First two are probably possible for me, third is a bit of a stretch, especially by November 30.


Originally Posted by LIH (Post 26680110)
Further inflation of award miles.

Not clear on what this means. Inflation is when the same thing (say a oneway award to North Asia) costs more tomorrow than it did today. The actual redemption chart remains unchanged with this promotion. Are you saying this will have an effect on award availability such that you're forced to buy standard awards? I suppose that could happen, but it seems minor to me.

MW_W5 May 25, 16 12:24 pm

I didn't get an email either, but when I put in my MP account details I got:

$28,000 --> 53k miles
$32,500 --> 80k miles
$37,000 --> 133k miles

Total of 266k bonus miles up for grabs, some of which are probably in range.

COSPILOT May 25, 16 12:28 pm

Mine is: $6500-14,000, $7000-20,000, $9000-33,000.

alwaysflyingLA May 25, 16 12:30 pm

Got this "targeted" promo this morning. From the T&C, it seems like this is part of the same "status upgrade" promo. Will be re-qualified for 1K next year after summer, I sure won't fall for UA's trap.

Milestone 1: spend $1,500 and earn 10,000 bonus award miles
Milestone 2: spend $2,000 total and earn 15,000 more award miles
Milestone 3: spend $3,500 total and earn 25,000 more award miles
Start flying toward your spending milestones.
To be eligible, flights must be purchased after registration and flown before November 30, 2016.

mvitale May 25, 16 12:32 pm

Here's my personalized bonus offer:


These are your personalized spending milestones:

$10,500 Total - Earn 14,000 bonus award miles
$11,500 Total - Earn 21,000 more bonus award miles
$13,000 Total - Earn 34,000 more bonus award miles
I fly every single week for work (ORD-IAD). So far this year, I've bought flights through the end of June, and my spend is somewhere around $8,000. Doesn't look like I'll even make the first milestone. Oh well. I'll register for it anyway and see what happens.

-mvitale

blueman2 May 25, 16 12:37 pm


Originally Posted by Boo_Radley (Post 26680158)
$9500 -> 21,000 RDM
$10,500-> 31,000 RDM
$13,500 -> 51,000 RDM

I got the same as this. No way I am going to spend any more on United than I need to hit 1K. Not after what they did in giving away 1K to every Tom, Dick and Harry.

radioactive May 25, 16 12:37 pm

As a datapoint, my PQD last year was around $6500, but I haven't flown this year at all.

In total, this isn't a bad deal for me, 53k miles for $3k in spend is nearly a round-trip in X back to the US from Europe.

mmayer May 25, 16 12:41 pm

I thought my thresholds were bad, but then I read the rest of the thread!


These are your spending milestones:

Milestone 1: spend $13,500 and earn 20,000 bonus award miles

Milestone 2: spend $15,000 total and earn 30,000 more award miles

Milestone 3: spend $17,500 total and earn 50,000 more award miles
Currently sitting at about 7k PQD.


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