United Airlines is currently running a promotion on buying their miles and getting an extra bonus on top. From now until September 29th, you can get up to 75% bonus on purchased miles. Buy 5000 – 19,000 miles, you get a 25% bonus. Buy 20,000 – 29,000 and get a 50% bonus. Buy 30,000 – 85,000 and get a whopping 75% bonus. Granted, its going to be expensive to buy these miles, but if you need to top off for an award ticket or two, I would go for it, as seats fill up fast for even next summer and beyond. I have a friend who currently is looking to spend Spring Break in Amsterdam, and would like to experience the Keukenhof season, which begins on March 22nd, 2018. Looking at availability on their website, there are flights available under the saver award levels, but they are going fast. You can get 40,000 miles for applying for the Chase United Explorer card, and buy up the remaining miles, to get 60,000 miles, which is enough for a round trip ticket to Europe. You can also see if you are targeted for the 60,000 miles + $100 statement credit offer United is giving some of its Mileage Plus customers. Log into your United account and see if the promotional 60K offer pops up for you. However, if you need two tickets, then you will have to buy more miles, so price it out and make sure you aren’t paying more than what it would normally cost you to buy the ticket flat out. It doesn’t always make sense to use miles in some cases.
Click HERE to view all the details and to purchase miles with the bonus. Remember, you have until September 29th, 2017 to take advantage of the offer.