Or, consider other cards for 50,000 more miles or points that transfer into United miles with additional flexibility for your everyday spending.
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United recently revealed some of the top items people buy with miles at the MileagePlus Awards marketplace. to consulting firm IdeaWorks for a recent study. The results…some great gifts are being redeemed, but at pretty paltry values per mile versus using the miles for flights:
Most of the items on the list fall in the grey area of account balances – between 25,000 and 50,000 miles. 25,000 miles is enough for a roundtrip domestic ticket, but with limited ‘Saver’ availability that some people just don’t have the patience to deal with. If you do find the availability, you can get a ticket that costs hundreds of dollars for 25,000 miles. That’s a value of over one cent per mile.
But most of these merchandise items make your miles worth about a half a cent or so, or less than half the value you would get if you spent the miles on flights.
So when are these a good deal?
Or you can save up for the ultimate in rewards – over 2 million miles for a $15,000 LG TV. They’ll even throw in the HDMI cable.
There are lots of ways to earn miles via credit card spending:
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