United Airlines Mileage Plus has a limited time offer giving one Marriott Rewards point for every 3 MileagePlus miles bought by October 20, 2014. Miles are available in increments of 3,000 miles for purchases up to 150,000 miles. The maximum bonus with this offer is 50,000 Marriott Rewards points.

United miles with Marriott bonus points

Number Crunching

For 99.9% of you this offer is no deal. The high price of MileagePlus miles at $37.63 per 1,000 miles makes this an offer only for those who would buy Mileage Plus miles anyway.

Mileage Plus Miles Price

15,000 miles = $564.38 and earn 5,000 Marriott Rewards points.

150,000 miles = $5,643.75 and earn 50,000 Marriott Rewards points.

Now, if you are a business traveler who might consider spending $5,644 for 150,000 miles that might take you to some far-off place in First Class, then 50,000 Marriott Rewards as a $5,000 spend bonus is a nice rebate. You might even be able to book a free night at a Ritz-Carlton with the bonus points.

For us middle income air travelers, there is no real incentive here to buy United Mileage Plus miles at the rack rate of $37.63 per 1,000 miles. The Marriott Rewards points are not a substantial rebate. Marriott Rewards points can offer $100 room value with 10,000 points, but at this price for United miles, the Marriott Rewards points rebate is less than 10% of the miles purchase price, even if you get a high value Marriott Reward stay using points.

Mileage Plus members are better off waiting for a 20% discount rate on miles purchases or 20% bonus miles or some other Mileage Plus offer with an even better bonus.

Terms and Conditions

Limited time offer: For every 3 MileagePlus miles you purchase, get 1 free Marriott Rewards® point

(Displayed price includes all discounts) Offer Details: (010980)

  • Minimum purchase of 9,000 miles required for this promotion.
  • One (1) Marriott Rewards point will be awarded with the purchase of every three (3) MileagePlus award miles with a maximum of 50,000 Marriott Rewards points being awarded.
  • To receive Marriott Rewards points, an active Marriott Rewards number must be provided during the purchase of MileagePlus miles.
  • The MileagePlus account and the Marriott Rewards account must be registered to the same last name and belong to the same individual.
  • Please allow up to 6 weeks for Marriott Rewards points to be posted to your Marriott Rewards account.
  • Miles are available in increments of 3,000 up to a maximum of 150,000 miles.
  • Purchase up to 150,000 miles per account per calendar year.
  • Displayed price includes all discounts and taxes.
  • Credit card will be billed immediately upon purchase.
  • Mileage rates and other fees and offer terms are subject to change.
  • Allow 48 hours for miles to process and post to your MileagePlus account.
  • Miles are nonrefundable.
  • Promotional offer valid until 11:59 p.m. CT (Chicago local time) on October 20, 2014.
  • Purchased miles do not count toward MileagePlus Premier® status.

RewardsPlus is a new loyalty program launching today offering reciprocal benefits for members of both Marriott Rewards and United Airlines Mileage Plus.

The benefits are primarily for elite members of these programs, yet there are benefits for base Marriott Rewards members too.

Marriott Rewards members receive:

  • Complimentary Premier Silver status in MileagePlus (open to Platinum Elite members and above, registration required).
  • 20% discount when converting Marriott Rewards points MileagePlus miles (open to all members, registration not required).
  • 10% more MileagePlus miles when redeeming Marriott Rewards points for flight and hotel Vacation Packages (open to all members, registration not required).

MileagePlus members receive:

  • Complimentary Gold Elite status in Marriott Rewards (open to MileagePlus Premier Gold members and above, registration required).
  • Conversion of MileagePlus award miles into Marriott Rewards points at a 1:1 ratio (open to Premier Silver members and above, registration not required).
  • 20% discount when converting Marriott Rewards points MileagePlus miles (open to all members, registration not required).
  • 10% more MileagePlus miles when redeeming Marriott Rewards points for flight and hotel Vacation Packages (open to all members, registration not required).

Eligible Marriott Rewards members can register for complimentary MileagePlus Silver status at marriottrewards.com/rewardsplus.

Eligible MileagePlus members can register for complimentary Marriott Rewards Gold Elite status at united.com/rewardsplus.

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Hilton HHonors has a United Airlines Mileage Plus offer for 1,000 bonus miles per two-night or longer stay at Hilton Worldwide properties from October 1 to December 11, 2011.

This bonus may be earned five times for 5,000 bonus miles in Mileage Plus in addition to normal miles earned as a Points & Fixed Miles or Points & Variable Miles earner.

The promotion terms seem a little vague, but I assume these are 1,000 bonus miles per stay in addition to the standard miles earned for each hotel stay since the bonus miles post after the promotion ends.

Registration required at www.hhonors.com/mileageplus

HHonors United Mileage Plus Promotion T&C

To be eligible for this offer, you must (1) select United Airlines as your preferred Double Dip® Points & Miles Partner in your Hilton HHonors™ account profile, (2) complete a minimum 2-night stay at a participating hotel or resort in the Hilton Worldwide portfolio from October 1, 2011 through December 11, 2011, and (3) register online at www.HHonors.com/MileagePlus prior to check-out. You must be a Hilton HHonors member to earn points and miles for hotel stays. Bonus United Mileage (Both Fixed & Variable Miles Members): Earn 1,000 bonus miles per qualifying stay of 2-nights or more, for a maximum of 5 stays or 5,000 miles. Allow up to six weeks after qualification, and after promotion has ended, for bonus miles to be credited to your account. Miles accrued, awards issued and bonus offers are subject to the rules of the United Mileage Plus program. Hilton HHonors membership, earning of Points & Miles™ and redemption of points are subject to HHonors Terms and Conditions.

Hilton HHonors and United Mileage Plus 5,000 bonus miles Oct 1-Dec 11, 2011

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