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United has an odd habit of launching promotions without notice, then a few weeks later sending emails ‘Don’t forget to register…’ These offers always exclude tickets purchased before registration, even if not yet flown.
The New Spirit of United in New York Newark
Here’s one that started back on March 16 and runs through June 25: The New Spirit of United in New York. Spirit of Newark doesn’t have the same ring.
It looks like eligibility and offer are targeted. Enroll here and see what you get.
My offer is a choice of miles or travel bank cash:
- Spend $1,500 on United and get 15,000 miles or $100
- Spend a further $2,500 on United and get an additional 25,000 miles or $250.
I chose miles though will reach neither.
Maximizing United MileagePlus Miles in 2017
United Mileage Plus changed a lot last fall. Some flexibility was lost, while new opportunities emerged with the Excursionist award.
Another buddy, Spencer Howard at Upgraded Points, has a great MileagePlus tutorial and practical examples that is both more accessible to those new to United, and a brainstorm for great travel possibilities.