United’s “Buy Miles at 40% Off” promotion is back through October 31st. It’s not targeted and is open to anyone using the following link:
20% off up to 30,000 miles (3.0 cpm)
40% off 30,000 miles or more (up to 100,000) – 2.3 cpm
That’s not as good a deal as US Airways 100% bonus promotion (functionally 50% off) at 1.8 cpm, but if you have an immediate use at a redemption rate above 2.3 cpm it can be a good savings.
As always, buying miles simply to bank them isn’t a good investment – but using miles to offset upgrade costs generally can be.
Finally, these are “redeemable” miles only – they do not affect elite status qualification.
Are you buying United miles? How will you use them?