Many of us took a flyer in the fall on a promotion for 5,000 United MileagePlus miles for spend on MileagePlus Explorer credit cards. After many of us registered, United changed the offer to specify it was only only to cardholders in certain Central American countries. The miles appeared for many in December and it was chalked up as a pleasant score.
Reader James just wrote me that his miles were taken back, and I see mine are gone is well, with a negative 5,000 entry listed as “”Reversal of incorrect bonus miles.”
James had prophetically commented:
I hear you. FYI I had emailed CS at United about two weeks ago with a screenshot of the offer and the promo code, and the rep emailed me back that I’d get the miles 8-10 weeks after the promo ends. They never said anything about not qualifying etc, which surprised me at the time!
I agree though that not pushing it is probably best. They could take back that 5k miles if they really wanted to, so I’ll be happy with what I have received.
I am not going to fight over this one, I only have the vim for a battle or two a month. Good luck to others to hold on to them or get them back!