I just noticed this as I was signing up for and linking my OnePass and now MileagePlus accounts. If you need to purchase a few miles (non EQM type) you are better off getting them from the United side of the house rather then the Continental side. United is offering a 20% discount until Aug 26 at 11:59pm cst. dont know how to post the link, but I just went into the "buy miles" sections and found the prices. Thought this info might be of help to somebody who is few miles short for something. If this has already been posted, my apologies ahead of time.