Quickest/Cheapest Way for 1700 United miles?

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  1. nonstopski

    nonstopski Silver Member

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    Need to book some award travel, but need another 1700 miles. Hoping to not have to buy 2,000 miles for $75. Is that my only option?
     
  2. nonstopski

    nonstopski Silver Member

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    Update: United Accelerator miles for my existing flight could be purchased: 5,000 for $95, which is definitely better than $75 for 2,000. Might just do that.
     
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    Mackieman Gold Member

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    You can do that or transfer from Chase if you have UR points.
     
  4. nonstopski

    nonstopski Silver Member

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    Ah yea, should have said... I'm using all my remaining Chase UR points into United, but still short 2,000...
     
  5. lapointdm

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    If there are any things you need you could go through the united mileage portal and buy them.
     
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  6. traveltoomuch

    traveltoomuch Silver Member

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    Manufactured spend? Or accelerated spend: do you have any expenses you can front-load on a credit card? e.g. pay your car insurance for the next year now using your mileage-earning card, or buy some gift cards that you're sure you'll use in the future. (Have PM2? Get Hyatt cards. Or maybe grocery store cards at your favorite grocery store.)
     
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  7. JRG

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    You can get 1400 miles at UAL shopping portal with a NY Times digital subscription.
     
  8. Photonerd71

    Photonerd71 Silver Member

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    It's only $75, just eat the cost and book your award travel. Do you really want to risk losing your award flights because you didn't want to spend that small amount of money.

    Sent using a small piece of fruit.
     
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  9. nonstopski

    nonstopski Silver Member

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    ended up buying the accelerator miles since they were a better deal. Thanks everyone! The NY Times sub may come in handy later.
     
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