United mileage purchase

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  1. jgg630

    jgg630 Silver Member

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    I purchased miles under United's offer this past week with. 100% bonus. I received an email overnight stating the miles had been deposited into my account. The miles I purchased were deposited but no bonus miles. Anyone else not receive bonus miles or do they get deposited at later date?

    Thanks
     
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    That offer was a bit different in that it required a conga line type of action whereby the more people that bought the bigger the bonus. I didn't quite understand it so I didn't go for it. You might want to read the requirements again.
     
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  3. jgg630

    jgg630 Silver Member

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    Went back and read terms. Nothing says they must buy from your link plus on their own page it stated 100% bonus reached. Wow if so I will join others in giving up on United. Talk about Deceptive Trade Practices.
     
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    It's possible it might just take longer for the miles to post because of the nature of the promotion. I would try contacting them to see what they say.
     
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    Wandering Aramean Gold Member

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    Read again. ;)

    Compared to the regular miles:
    If the bonus miles haven't posted by the end of next week then you've got a complaint. But as of right now they're doing everything by the book.

    Probably a good idea to make sure such things are actually happening if you're going to make such accusations.
     
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  6. Newscience

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    Agreed. At times I'm amazed by the lack of patience on display on Milepoint and TOBB. I'm glad that I did a points "topoff" with this offer so that I can try to upgrade a planned UA TATL. It appears to have been the best such offer from UA in a long time, strangely equivalent to an ongoing US offer.
     
  7. jgg630

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    Sorry, I was just responding to the post that said it was a conga line type promo. The way I read terms was that it may take 7 days for miles to post. Not we will post your miles then a week later post your bonus miles. I guess being a business person that wording would confuse my customers when they saw the purchase but not the extra incentive.

    Evidently my mistake.
     
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    interesting that it seemed the percentage bonus went up very fast in a space of a day to reach 100% bonus, congrats to those who bought !
     
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    Yeah, it went up really quick. I checked the night before we left VIE and it was at 40 or 45%... ~36 hours later we got home to RDU... there was only 4 hours left and it was at 100% bonus. I had decided I wouldn't do it for less than 60%, so I was pretty glad that I checked it at the last minute again. Picked up 50K with the 50K bonus... not a bad deal. ~1.8CPM
     
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    Also, FWIW... I just checked my account and the bonus miles have also posted now.
     
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    Wow! So did mine. Lightning quick for a bonus miles posting. :)
     
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  12. jgg630

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    Still haven't received my bonus miles but I'll wait 10 days before inquiring since that is the consensus.
     

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