Now that all of the big 3 have started phasing in some form of revenue-based earning, it appears we’ve moved on to a stage where they’re getting even more precise at how they reward customers.
United Airlines has a targeted promotion that many folks are eligible for. It’s pretty lucrative for a number of folks. Here’s the link to find out if you’re registered.
The offers appear to be targets based on your spending so far this year. The individual offers listed on this FlyerTalk thread are all over the place, with offers starting as low as $1,000 in new spending triggering bonuses of 10,000 RDMs (redeemable miles, not elite-qualifying). For the most part, the offers appear to have three tiers and stretch from a total of roughly 50,000 miles to the absurd.
David, who was the one that told me about the offer, got the craziest offer I’ve seen so far:
The offer nets him an astounding 324,000 bonus miles. Assuming he would hit these targets anyway, he’s being bonused upwards of 30 miles per dollar spent. That number seems absurd, so United must be betting that people weren’t planning to hit their initial tier without some incentive, thus reducing the amount of miles they feel they’re handing out for incremental spend.
While the rewards seem to vary, my best guess is that these are stretch goals for some, very achievable for others. Here’s the offer I received:
That’s unfortunate, though I’m not crying in my beer. American is my primary carrier, United gets the business when flight times on AA don’t work. So, I’d have a puncher’s chance at a stretch PQD goal this year but it’s not something I’m focused on.
The offers appear to run until the end of November, so lots of time to hit these goals. Make sure to check if you’re eligible!
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