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Purchase Elite Qualifying Miles / Segments !!

 

Old Jan 10, 07, 7:37 am
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Exclamation Purchase Elite Qualifying Miles / Segments !!

Not sure if this has been posted -- if yes, mods please close.

SO got this e-mail:

Dear XXXX XXXXXX,

We appreciate just how close you are to earning Premier® status for 2007, and we want you to be able to enjoy all the special benefits and privileges of elite status. That's why we're extending this special opportunity for you to secure your 2007 elite status.

Simply visit united.com/purchaseeqmeqs to check your 2006 EQM/EQS balance and register. To reach Premier status for 2007, purchase Elite Qualifying Miles (EQM) in 1,000-mile increments, up to 10,000, or Elite Qualifying Segments (EQS) in single increments up to 10, toward your 2006 EQM/EQS balance.*

With elite status, you'll get additional bonuses, recognition and membership privileges––including more ways to earn miles, more choices and more rewards than any other frequent flyer program.

Don't miss out on the chance to secure Premier status for 2007!
Going to this site gave her the option to purchase 1K EQM -- she was that close -- for $200.

I'll bet a lot of end-year mileage-runners will be a bit @&#%.

Last edited by as219; Jan 10, 07 at 7:44 am
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Old Jan 10, 07, 7:45 am
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Oh, phooey. I was 13 EQS's from 1k, so I can't participate. Must be 10k miles or 10 EQS to qualify. Drat!
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Old Jan 10, 07, 8:15 am
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Originally Posted by as219 View Post
I'll bet a lot of end-year mileage-runners will be a bit @&#%.
No, it's better to be sure than to depend on the vagaries of United marketing.

Originally Posted by ursiform View Post
I was 13 EQS's from 1k, so I can't participate.
Just like last year, this offer only applies to 2P and 1P.
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Old Jan 10, 07, 8:17 am
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Originally Posted by as219 View Post
Going to this site gave her the option to purchase 1K EQM -- she was that close -- for $200.
I'll bet a lot of end-year mileage-runners will be a bit @&#%.
Looks to me like it only applies to 1P and 2P, not 1K.
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Old Jan 10, 07, 8:18 am
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Originally Posted by redburgundy View Post
Looks to me like it only applies to 1P and 2P, not 1K.
I think by "1K EQM", the OP means "1,000 EQM", not "EQM required for 1K".
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Old Jan 10, 07, 9:06 am
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Originally Posted by mahasamatman View Post
I think by "1K EQM", the OP means "1,000 EQM", not "EQM required for 1K".
That's right... SO was under 1,000 EQM from 2P, and she got the offer.

So has anyone received this offer having missed 1K by under 1,000 EQM?
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Old Jan 10, 07, 9:08 am
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Originally Posted by redburgundy View Post
Looks to me like it only applies to 1P and 2P, not 1K.
Originally Posted by mahasamatman View Post
Just like last year, this offer only applies to 2P and 1P.
Perhaps so, but still, paying $200 to hit 1P vs. having to do a year-end MR is still pretty cushy.
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Old Jan 10, 07, 9:13 am
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Unfortunately, this offer is not valid to reach 1K status as per the terms and conditions copied from the site.

Terms and Conditions:
All EQM/EQS purchased under the Purchase EQM/EQS offer are non refundable. Offer valid for purchase from January 10, 2007 through February 10, 2007. Combinable with other offers. Offer allows purchasing a maximum of 10,000 EQM or 10 EQS toward 2006 EQM/EQS balance for 2007 status.Offer cannot be applied to 2007 EQM balance or 2008 status. Mileage Plus members may purchase a maximum of 10,000 EQM in 1,000 increments, or a maximum of 10 EQS in single EQS increments.

Registration on www.united.com/purchaseeqmeqs is required to participate in the offer. Offer not valid to obtain 1K® status. Must be a Mileage Plus member to participate in this offer. Only the original recipients of this communication are eligible to participate in this offer. EQM/EQS only count toward elite status and do not count toward award redemption. In the event that your status is upgraded, it will be reflected in the system within five days. Mileage Plus elite status earned through this promotion is valid from March 1, 2007 through February 29, 2008. New elite membership card will arrive within 6-8 weeks. 2007 Premier and Premier Executive benefits are valid through February 2008. All EQM/EQS are sold in U.S. dollars through this offer. All EQM/EQS purchased under the Purchase EQM/EQS offer are nonrefundable. Elite status is not transferable. Other restrictions may apply. Offer subject to change without notice. (MPP866) *Premier EXEC only: 100% redeemable Premier Executive bonus can be earned on qualified travel on United, United Express, Ted, US Airways®, US Airways Express® and Lufthansa transatlantic flights between the U.S. and Europe. *Premier only: 25% redeemable Premier bonus can be earned on qualified travel on United, United Express, Ted, US Airways®, US Airways Shuttle® and Lufthansa transatlantic flights between the U.S. and Europe.
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Old Jan 10, 07, 9:14 am
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I wonder how much revenue this generates for UA...
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Old Jan 10, 07, 9:16 am
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When one logs on, there's a pull-down menu showing the prices which rise by a hundred dollars for every 1000 miles away from the target status. For my spouse who was 7K miles away (but will be gifted 3P) cost is -- $700!!! Whoa! Makes last fall's x2 EQS/EQMs cheap!!!
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Old Jan 10, 07, 9:21 am
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Originally Posted by Ocn Vw 1K View Post
When one logs on, there's a pull-down menu showing the prices which rise by a hundred dollars for every 1000 miles away from the target status. For my spouse who was 7K miles away (but will be gifted 3P) cost is -- $700!!! Whoa! Makes last fall's x2 EQS/EQMs cheap!!!
Seriously!

But my SO faces a dilemma. I gifted her 3P for 2007, so she gets E+ already. Basically, it's $200 to earn at best 12 500-certs this year, plus an extra 10k RDM. Close.
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Old Jan 10, 07, 10:16 am
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As a New York City 1K (who acheives this status on my own dimes) who has seen a steady erosion of flight/destination choices from JFK/EWR, I only had 42k BIS on UA last year.

With this mailing, they're offering me 1P status for $1000!

I could have, but didn't bother to take advantage of the double EQM offer last year for the bahksheesh price of $500, which would have given me 1P status for half the price.

Not a good deal for me, and I see no soft landing for this 1K to 1P.

Feh!
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Old Jan 10, 07, 10:19 am
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Originally Posted by Ocn Vw 1K View Post
When one logs on, there's a pull-down menu showing the prices which rise by a hundred dollars for every 1000 miles away from the target status. For my spouse who was 7K miles away (but will be gifted 3P) cost is -- $700!!! Whoa! Makes last fall's x2 EQS/EQMs cheap!!!
I got the offer, looks like a $100 base fee, then $100 / 1000 EQM or 1 segment.
I would need 6k, they want $700 for that.
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Old Jan 10, 07, 10:49 am
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My email said I'd have to pay $700. I sent Mileage Plus a nastygram detailing five separate instances where it would have been cheaper & easier for me to fly another airline other than UAL except that I wanted the miles to maintain my Premier status. Not sure whether it will do any good but I felt better afterwards. As I said in the e-mail to MP, loyalty cuts both ways.

One question -- will the flights I take on UAL later this month prior to the 2/10 cutoff apply to my EQM balance?
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Old Jan 10, 07, 10:54 am
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Welcome fo FT. rayers1862!

Originally Posted by rayers1862 View Post
will the flights I take on UAL later this month prior to the 2/10 cutoff apply to my EQM balance?
The 2/10 cutoff is only for this purchase promo option. Any flights you take from now until December 31 count for your 2007 total (i.e. 2008 status) only.
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