Yesterday I received a message in my inbox from United saying that I could “enjoy Premier Gold status” for 2015. It read:
Thank you for flying with us last year. As a valued MileagePlus® member, you are eligible for a limited-time opportunity to ensure Premier® Gold status for 2015. In addition, you have a unique chance to jumpstart your Premier qualifying activity for 2016 status.
As a Premier 1K in 2014, that has qualified for Gold in terms of PQM requirement, but not PQD spend, I initially thought they were granting me a PQD waiver as a “soft landing” from 1K.
Too bad I clicked on the link. I learned that I could purchase the status for the very reasonable price of $1,999. What a bargain!! (note the sarcasm throughout the entire post).
I’m hearing that certain MileagePlus members are getting targeted for different buy-up offers.
I’d have no problem “buying” up for maybe $100-$200 at most. But for $2000?!? Now that’s the chuckle of the day.
What was your “buy-up” offer?