United is giving away a billion miles.
Every MileagePlus Chase Card purchase could be a winner.
Your next concert, tank of gas, slice of pizza or any other eligible purchase is an automatic entry for a chance to win 1,000,000 miles. Use your MileagePlus® Chase Credit Card for all of your purchases from August 1 thru September 30, 2016, for automatic entries and a chance to win.
You can also enter as many times as you wish online “however, each entry must be manually key stroked.” You do not need a United co-brand credit card to do this, but you do need to be a member of MileagePlus. (This entry method will presumably open August 1.)
Here are the prizes:
They’re valuing miles at 2.75 cents apiece. Fortunately they will also give you cash towards the taxes on these miles. Grand Prize winners get a check for $7500 in addition to the miles.
Lower level prizes will value the miles at 2 cents apiece. That means that a 25,000 mile prize is worth $500, beneath the $600 reporting threshold.
- A grand prize winner should be able to dispute the 2 cents a mile valuation of the prize
- Since United semi-regularly sells miles at 1.88 cents apiece that’s probably what I’d anchor on. (Even though there’s a legitimate case for 1.6 cents.)
There’s no guaranteed win like there was with the ‘IHG 47,000 Points for $136’ offer. But since you can enter online, some will enjoy doing that — but they’ve made clear, no scripts!