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  • 2021 MileagePlus Premier Promotion terms and conditions
  • Status period:
    1. For members who currently hold 2020 Premier status and purchase the same or lower Premier status level in 2021, your 2021 Premier status level will be effective on the later of the following two dates: (i) February 1, 2021, or (ii) 5-7 business days after the purchase date, and will be in effect through January 31, 2022, unless a higher status is earned.
    2. If you do not have Premier status and you purchase 2021 Premier Silver status, or if you hold 2020 Premier status and you purchase a higher status level than your current Premier status, you will receive the higher 2021 Premier status level within 5-7 business days of the purchase date and your higher status level will be in effect through January 31, 2022, unless a higher status is earned.
  • Purchase terms and conditions:
    1. Offer is for select MileagePlus members and only the original recipient of this offer is eligible to participate.
    2. Premier status purchased with this offer is nonrefundable.
    3. Offer valid for purchase between January 15, 2021 and February 28, 2021 .
    4. Must be a MileagePlus member to participate in this offer.
    5. Premier status is sold in U.S. dollars through this offer.
    6. Premier status is nontransferable.
    7. Other restrictions apply.
    8. Pricing is based on how close the members 2020 Premier qualifying activity is to reaching the 2021 Premier status qualification requirements, as well as other criteria.
    9. Offer and fees may vary by member and are subject to change without notice.
    10. Premier status purchased through this offer will be posted to the account of the member listed on the purchase page within 5-7 business days of the purchase date.
  • 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. 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. United and MileagePlus are registered service marks. For complete details about the MileagePlus Program, go to united.com.
Past years offers
2020 UA MP elite status buy-up offers(for higher status than earned in 2019) 10 January 2021
2021 -- 13 January 2021

January 2013 17 Jan 2013
January 2014 13 Jan 2014
January 2015 12 Jan 2015
January 2016 19 Jan 2016
2017 UA MP elite status buy-up offers (for higher status than earned in 2016) 20 Jan 2017
2018 UA MP elite status buy-up offers (for higher status than earned in 2017) 24 Jan 2018,
2019 UA MP elite status buy-up offers(for higher status than earned in 2018)-- 11 Jan 2019





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2021 Status Buy up (Now available)

Old Jan 11, 2021, 11:24 am
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2021 Status Buy up (Now available)

The link for upping your current status for 2021 now redirects to a landing page for unlocking 2021 Premier Status. When I sign in though, I receive a message that the offer has expired. My thought is that I am ineligible (but I would expect a message indicating such) or they have activated the page but not yet implemented the upgrade options.

Link copied form the 2020 status offers: https://promotions.united.com/offers/premierstatus

With the uncertain future of air travel and extension of previous years status, it would have to be an exceptional value for anyone to take part in upping their status level. Thoughts?
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Old Jan 11, 2021, 11:37 am
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Originally Posted by Micp3208
The link for upping your current status for 2021 now redirects to a landing page for unlocking 2021 Premier Status. When I sign in though, I receive a message that the offer has expired. My thought is that I am ineligible (but I would expect a message indicating such) or they have activated the page but not yet implemented the upgrade options. ....
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Offer valid for purchase between January 15, 2021 , and February 29, 2021 .
You are just a few days too early
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Old Jan 11, 2021, 11:44 am
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I guess I should have read the terms a little more closely. . . Thanks.
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Old Jan 11, 2021, 1:38 pm
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Anyone see any prices?
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Old Jan 11, 2021, 1:43 pm
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Originally Posted by Flying Machine
Anyone see any prices?
I would think prices will appear on January 15th.
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Old Jan 11, 2021, 7:05 pm
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Originally Posted by WineCountryUA

You are just a few days too early
That 2/29/21 will be interesting
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Old Jan 11, 2021, 7:20 pm
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Originally Posted by cfischer
That 2/29/21 will be interesting
Cut & paste error from 2020 T&Cs?
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Old Jan 13, 2021, 1:57 pm
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While it is still a few days early, the link is active and provided a message that Unfortunately, the account number you entered is not eligible for this offer. I obtained Platinum through FPQP and and reduced requirements.

My travel companions stats:
PQP: 6432
PQS: 13
2021 Status: Premier Gold
Upgrade to Premier Platinum: $449.
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Old Jan 13, 2021, 2:25 pm
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In past years you had to be somewhat close to the higher status level to be eligible. Such as above 85K PQMs to get a 1K offer in past years. But a similar criteria this time. We will have to have someone qualified to help determine the max gap allowed

I am not relieving an offer either -- as I did not meet the 2020 Plat level but my 2019 Plat status was extended thru 2021 (Jan 2022) as were others with 2019 status.
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Old Jan 13, 2021, 2:32 pm
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Here is what I received as a Platinum to buy up to 1K. Total PQP (excluding Chase PQP): 7,454
Total PQF: 54
2021 status earned: Premier Platinum

Upgrade to Premier 1K for $1,987
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Old Jan 13, 2021, 2:59 pm
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Originally Posted by Manisero
Here is what I received as a Platinum to buy up to 1K. Total PQP (excluding Chase PQP): 7,454
Total PQF: 54
2021 status earned: Premier Platinum

Upgrade to Premier 1K for $1,987
So, they want you to pay approx $550 more than it would have cost you to actually pay/fly with them to achieve 1K?
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Old Jan 13, 2021, 3:08 pm
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Originally Posted by tcdtcd
So, they want you to pay approx $550 more than it would have cost you to actually pay/fly with them to achieve 1K?
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That has always been true with these second-chance offers. Cheaper to do the standard way. But for the procrastinators, there is a price. Not sure why this would not be expected.
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Old Jan 13, 2021, 3:50 pm
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Originally Posted by tcdtcd
So, they want you to pay approx $550 more than it would have cost you to actually pay/fly with them to achieve 1K?
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Yeah - if you think about it, some would not try to meet the PQP thresholds if they knew they could, in effect, buy the remaining PQPs for less than what the remaining PQPs would be in ticket purchases.

Example; Flyer has 8500 PQPs and needs 500 for 1K. UA doesn't have much incentive to sell a status up for $400 (FF effectively gets 1K for $8900), but does at $600 (effectively 1K for 9100 PQPs - a $100 penalty for not making in the allocated time) .

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Old Jan 13, 2021, 9:24 pm
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PQP: 2773
PQS: 4
2021 Status: Premier Silver
Upgrade to Premier Gold: $1995.
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Old Jan 13, 2021, 9:33 pm
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Story of my life :-) Im not eligible for the offer
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