Register now for United’s latest Mile Play promotion

May 6, 2022

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United has launched a new round of Mile Play promotions, which awards bonus miles to targeted members after flying a set number of flights. Now’s a good time to check to see if you are eligible and then register — even if you aren’t sure of your upcoming travel plans quite yet.

Several TPG staff members have received targeted offers for trips booked and flown from now through July 30, 2022. To see if you’re eligible and register, click here and enter your MileagePlus number.

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Examples of offers

As is normal with these promotions, the offers range widely from one member to another. Additionally, not everyone is targeted for a bonus. We checked around the TPG team and found the following offers:

Credit cards editor Senitra Horbrook is a general member and received an offer for 2,500 miles after taking just one trip. The minimum fare is $100, giving her a solid return. Based on TPG’s current valuations, 1,000 MileagePlus miles are worth about $30.

Senitra Mile Play
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Katie Mile Play
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Points and miles reporter Katie Genter — a United Premier Silver elite — received an offer for 3,600 bonus miles after taking two trips. The fare must be a minimum of $50 to qualify.

Another Premier Silver member, Executive Editor Scott Mayerowitz, was offered 4,000 bonus miles after taking two trips that cost at least $200 each.

Scott Mile Play
(Screenshot from United.com)

Meanwhile, Points and Miles Editor Andrew Kunesh, a Premier Gold elite, received an offer for 6,300 bonus miles after taking three trips that cost at least $125 each. Based on TPG valuations, this bonus is worth just over $75.

Andrew Mile Play
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However, there are some offers specifically for premium seats, as well. TPG’s Zach Griff, a top-tier 1K elite, received an offer of 23,000 bonus miles after taking four premium cabin trips that cost at least $450. That’s worth $278 based on TPG valuations, potentially enough to cover a short domestic round-trip award.

Zach Mile Play
(Screenshot from United.com)

Not everyone is targeted for an offer, though. A number of members on our team, including some of our highest tier United elites on staff, didn’t get a new MilePlay offer.

(Screenshot from United.com)

Other ways to earn United miles

Whether you were targeted for this promotion or not, you can earn a ton of bonus United miles by opening a new United cobranded credit card. Currently, there are several sweet offers:

  • United Explorer Card: Earn up to 70,000 bonus miles. Earn 60,000 bonus miles after you spend $3,000 on purchases in the first three months your account is open. Plus, earn an additional 10,000 miles after you spend $6,000 total on purchases in the first six months your account is open. The first year annual fee is waived and it’s $95 per year thereafter.
  • United Business Card: Earn 75,000 bonus miles after you spend $5,000 on purchases in the first three months your account is open.
  • United Quest Card: Earn 70,000 bonus miles after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first three months of account opening.
  • United Club Infinite Card: Earn 100,000 bonus miles after you spend $5,000 on purchases in the first three months from account opening. The annual fee on this card is $525, but that’s largely offset by the United Club membership that comes with this card.

Additionally, Chase Ultimate Rewards points transfer instantly to United MileagePlus.

Related: The best credit cards for United Airlines flyers

Cards that earn bonus miles on United flights

While these United co-branded cards can help you stock up on United miles, you’ll earn even more miles when you book these flights with one of the best cards for airfare purchases, like The Platinum Card® from American Express (5 points per dollar on airfare booked directly with the airline or through American Express Travel, on up to $500,000 on these purchases per calendar year) or the Citi Premier® CardChase Sapphire Reserve or American Express® Gold Card, which each earn 3 points per dollar on airfare when booked directly with airlines or on Amex Travel on the Amex Gold.

Featured photo courtesy of Zach Griff/The Points Guy.

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