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Photograph ©2017 by Brian Cohen.

Your Chance to Win 250,000 MileagePlus Miles

As a way to promote a limited time offer to earn up to 100 percent of the amount of MileagePlus Miles when you purchase them, the MileagePlus Miles Sweepstakes from both United Airlines and Points.com Incorporated offers you the opportunity to win 250,000 MileagePlus miles — but you must enter the sweepstakes by Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 11:59 in the evening Central Daylight Time.

Your Chance to Win 250,000 MileagePlus Miles

There is a limit of one entry per person — regardless of either of the following two methods of entry for this sweepstakes:

  1. Via Purchase. During the Sweepstakes Period, complete a Buy Personal Miles transaction via buymiles.mileageplus.com and you will automatically receive one entry into the sweepstakes.
  2. Via Postal Mail. Mail a postcard — which is postmarked on or before the last day of the sweepstakes period — with:
    • Your first and last name
    • Your mailing address
    • Your telephone number
    • Your e-mail address
    • Your date of birth
    • A reference to the “MileagePlus Miles Sweepstakes” to:
      • MileagePlus Miles Sweepstakes
      • Dept 3813
      • PO Box 23806
      • Rochester, NY, 14692-3806
    • No metered mail will be accepted
    • All mail-in entries must be postmarked by Tuesday, September 12, 2017 and received by Monday, September 18, 2017
    • No copies, facsimiles or mechanical reproductions will be accepted
    • The sponsor assumes no responsibility for lost, late, incomplete, stolen, misdirected, illegible or postage due entries or mail


A total of five people will win one of three types of prizes totaling an estimated retail value of $10,000.00:

  • One grand prize consists of 250,000 MileagePlus miles with an estimated retail value of $5,000.00
  • One secondary prize consists of 100,000 MileagePlus miles with an estimated retail value of $2,000.00
  • Three tertiary prizes consist of 50,000 MileagePlus miles with each one an estimated retail value of $1,000.00

Official Rules

No purchase or payment is required or necessary to enter, play, win or claim a prize; and a purchase or payment will not increase your odds or chances of winning.

By entering the sweepstakes, you automatically agree to be legally bound by the terms and conditions of these official rules.

You must be a legal resident of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who is at least 21 years of age or older at the time of entry with a valid e-mail account at the time of entry.

This contest is void outside the United States and where prohibited or restricted by law.

MileagePlus miles accrued, awards, and benefits issued are subject to change and are subject to the rules of the United MileagePlus frequent flier loyalty program, including — without limitation — the Premier program, which are expressly incorporated herein. Please allow up to eight weeks after completed qualifying activity for MileagePlus miles to post to your account.

Bonus award miles, award miles and any other miles earned through non-flight activity do not count toward qualification for Premier elite level status unless expressly stated otherwise. For complete details about the MileagePlus frequent flier loyalty program, go to www.united.com.

Other official rules, terms and conditions apply — be sure that you read all of them carefully and agree with them before participating in the sweepstakes — which include but are not limited to those dealing with the topics of:

  • Privacy and personal information
  • Release and limitations of liability
  • Selection and verification of winners
  • Winner notification procedure
  • Disqualification of participants
  • Criteria and restrictions pertaining to claiming and using prizes once they are won
  • Rights
  • Publicity
  • Tax liability
  • Technical issues
  • Legal waivers and statements
  • Unclaimed prizes
  • Cancellation or postponement of prizes
  • Substitution of prizes
  • How to find out the names of the winners
  • What can potentally happen in the event of a dispute
  • Burden of proof of submission of entry
  • Typographical errors
  • Other disclaimers and conditions of participation


I typically do not highlight offers to purchase miles or points because they are rarely a good deal when compared to other ways to collect or accumulate them — but there is a chance to win one of five prizes with this offer.

If you decide to participate in this sweepstakes, good luck to you, as I hope that you are one of the winners.

Photograph ©2017 by Brian Cohen.

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