Or, consider other cards for 50,000 more miles or points that transfer into United miles with additional flexibility for your everyday spending.
Reward nights start at 10,000 points. Free anniversary night (no points needed) good at any IHG hotel (Intercontinental, Crowne Plaza, more).
$1,000 toward travel or transfer to United, Southwest, and more.
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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