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United Airlines is currently offering a 20% discount on buying miles–which is additive with the current tax hiatus (yes, airlines did raise their rates to cover the tax break, but that doesn’t affect buying miles). This is not quite as good as it sounds, however. The cost of their miles has also increased to $35/1,000 miles and is then discounted to $28/1,000 miles until 31 July. To somewhat make up for that, there is no longer a “processing fee” to purchase miles. You can tack on the tax break and the savings go up to just about 25% from the new $35 cost. I don’t know what the old cost was (if a commenter fills me in, I’ll edit the post to outline the actual savings).
I’m not big into buying miles unless it’s just to top off an account for an award that is about to be booked since you can usually get miles for free if you try. However, if you’re in that latter category, and UA is your airline, then this represents a good deal. The minimum purchase is 2,000 miles for $56.
From One Mile at a Time, you can get 100 ANA Mileage Club miles for filling out a short survey about ANA’s website. The survey takes about 2 minutes to complete. While it’s likely that ANA doesn’t get as much love by people in the States as the domestic carriers, they have an excellent search engine for finding Star Alliance rewards (which includes Continental, United and US Airways among many other partners). That search engine is only available to Mileage Club members that have points in their account. This is a great way to get some points into that ANA account so that you can access that search engine legitimately.
From Deals We Like, there are currently 2 separate promotions running with Continental Airlines, each for 100 miles. There was a third promotion running as well that I missed out on (it expired on 30 June). The promotions are just for “Learning More” about services that Continental offers. Just follow the links follow and enter your Continental OnePass number:
Also, keep in mind that after the Continental/United Airlines merger (or now if you’ve already linked the two programs), these miles will contribute toward your United Mileage Plus balance, so if you are a United flyer, this deal is still for you!