United Airlines is running a special sweepstakes promotion, codename “Redeem the Dream,” in order to encourage people to shop (using award miles) through United online portals for movies, music, downloads, and other things. I’ve looked at the prices and I’m convinced you can find better deals elsewhere without having to waste your miles.
But what I didn’t realize until recently was that the Redeem the Dream promotion also includes a sweepstakes entry to win 200,000 United Miles just by registering at redeemthedream.mileageplus.com.
For those of you who have been following my blog, you know that I value United miles at about $20 for every 1,000 miles. And that a flight from San Francisco to Europe (or Asia) is only 60k miles in economy saver roundtrip. 200k miles would therefore get you a roundtrip FIRST class ticket to Europe or Asia, and you’d still have miles leftover for another flight (assuming you book at saver tickets).
While I’ve never honestly won any sweepstakes, it doesn’t hurt to put your name in the box and give it a try. It takes 10 seconds and at least your chances of winning are significantly higher than the lottery.
The promotion itself is running till November 25th.
Go to redeemthedream.mileageplus.com to register.