Mile Play Promotion (9/2018)

Old Sep 12, 18, 10:50 am
  #16  
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: DAY/CMH
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"Purchase and fly in Economy Plus® 1 time by October 31, 2018 to get 2,000 bonus award miles."

I have one trip booked before 10/31. I can buy E+ on the EWR-DAY leg for $26. Including the two-miles-per-dollar Explorer card benefit, that would net me 2K miles for 1.27 cents/mile -- provided I a) buy the seat I'll get for free anyway, and b) actually fly the trip as booked (I'm considering buying an SDC to a shorter itinerary because I got Silver locked in by a fortuitous IRROPS rebooking on my last flight).

Not very exciting but I guess I'll go for it.
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Old Sep 12, 18, 10:55 am
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Join Date: Jan 2017
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Not eligilble as well - along with all of the promotions this year. Oh well - not too surprising
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Old Sep 12, 18, 11:06 am
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Join Date: Apr 2012
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Book 1 trip (minimum $225) for 7700 miles.

Interestingly enough, this promotion says that any paid upgrades and changes that result in a fare increase/decrease count towards that number.
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Old Sep 12, 18, 11:13 am
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Join Date: Dec 2009
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Book and take a trip 1 time by October 31, 2018 to get 5,700 bonus award miles.

Shame I just booked a trip shortly before this offer. Nothing else currently planned by the offer end date.
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Old Sep 12, 18, 11:30 am
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Join Date: Jul 2016
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Never been targeted for Mile Plays, kinda annoying. Would be great to receive some bonuses.
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Old Sep 12, 18, 11:37 am
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Someone needs to collect everybody's YTD info and then reverse engineer these promos.

I was offered 10,000 award miles if I take 2 premium cabin trips priced at over $2,000 each.

I checked, and I can buy 10,000 miles for $376.25

Perhaps I'll just ignore this and get on with my life!
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Old Sep 12, 18, 11:47 am
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Join Date: Oct 2001
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Originally Posted by narvik View Post
That's pretty impressive, except I have all travel booked until end of the year. Do I now cancel those trips and re-book them to be part of this promotion???
If they're refundable, it's a no-brainer. If they're not, I'd be extremely wary. The only way to be sure this would work is to take two of your trips, change them to some cheap fare like LAX-SFO, take the resulting ETCs, and use them to book entirely new itineraries (new PNRs). So, you'd be out 2 change fees plus the residual value of the domestic flights, assuming you end up throwing them away. And, if these are business trips, you've likely created a mess when it comes time to file your expense report.
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Old Sep 12, 18, 11:49 am
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Join Date: Nov 2011
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Book and take a trip 3 times by October 31, 2018 to get 7,500 bonus award miles.

*Each purchased fare must be a minimum of $350 to qualify

Looks like I may actually hit this one.

Anyone know if this counts for stuff that I booked previously and plan to fly next week, or does it HAVE to be booked/ticketed after accepting the offer?
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Old Sep 12, 18, 11:55 am
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Originally Posted by brp1264 View Post
Book and take a trip 3 times by October 31, 2018 to get 7,500 bonus award miles.

*Each purchased fare must be a minimum of $350 to qualify

Looks like I may actually hit this one.

Anyone know if this counts for stuff that I booked previously and plan to fly next week, or does it HAVE to be booked/ticketed after accepting the offer?
Has to be booked after accepting the offer, unfortunately. I have the same problem
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Old Sep 12, 18, 11:59 am
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Originally Posted by FlyingHighlander View Post
Has to be booked after accepting the offer, unfortunately. I have the same problem
Thanks for the heads up.

I booked one yesterday and still have 2 hours to cancel it.

Just cancelled it, and went to rebook and had to alter the fare class a bit to get it to just above $350 for the fare alone.

So, 1/3 in the bag.
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Old Sep 12, 18, 12:02 pm
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4 trips for 19k, min $200 ea.
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Old Sep 12, 18, 12:16 pm
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I finally got one!

Book and take a trip 3 times by October 31, 2018 to get 13,000 bonus award miles.
*Each purchased fare must be a minimum of $225 to qualify

Too bad I'm not making my monthly trips to Dallas in September and October.
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Old Sep 12, 18, 12:34 pm
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Join Date: Mar 2011
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Book and take a trip in a premium cabin 1 time by October 31, 2018 to get 80,000 bonus award miles.

Wow! Too bad I already have 2 FC trips booked before I registered.
I have a feeling "they" already know that and that's why I got the offer -- I am never eligible.
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Old Sep 12, 18, 12:37 pm
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Join Date: Aug 2005
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Originally Posted by chavala View Post
Book and take a trip in a premium cabin 1 time by October 31, 2018 to get 80,000 bonus award miles.
That's amazing! I always get "4 RT's domestically for 3500 miles total" or something lame like that.
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Old Sep 12, 18, 12:39 pm
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Not eligible (as usual), over $12k PQD this year, about half of that paid premium fares, the rest economy, mostly UA with some LH in there.

I do not hold a UA branded credit card, which I suspect has smething to do with this.
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