I’m sure there is a limited target audience for this deal but United is offering 25,000 miles to members who purchase a Certified Pre-Owned Mercedes-Benz and if you are a United elite member, you are also entitled to special discount pricing on certain models. In order to take advantage of this offer, you must first register and obtain a control number to present to the participating Mercedes-Benz dealership.
For this promotion, United is partnering with TrueCar to find available models near your neighborhood. You can view the prices on each car but since I’m not in the market to buy a Mercedes, I can’t express any opinion whether these prices seem fair or not (though if I had to guess they are probably high). To obtain the 25,000 miles, you must print out the savings certificate with your control number (see below).
While it would be nice to earn 25,000 miles for buying a car, remember these miles are roughly worth $300-$350 depending on how you value them so when considering the price of a Mercedes, this is not a significant incentive. You are probably better off researching and finding a good deal on a Mercedes yourself though it may be worth a shot to see how much you can negotiate on a car you find using United’s TrueCar link.
Terms and conditions:
The bonus mileage offer and incentives are only available to members who are eligible MileagePlus members at the time of an eligible transaction. An eligible MileagePlus member is a member who has been enrolled in the MileagePlus program for at least six (6) months prior to the time of accessing the bonus mileage offer and incentives, or if less than six (6) months, has flown at least one (1) flight eligible to earn miles since enrollment. To receive the miles or incentives, the MileagePlus member must log in to united.com/mercedes using their MileagePlus credentials and print out a Savings Certificate to present to the dealer for the applicable car of their choice. In order to be eligible for the bonus mileage offer or other incentives, the member must obtain a Savings Certificate prior to the transaction. Upon completion of the sale or lease, these bonus miles will be posted to a member’s account approximately 6-8 weeks after the date of completion of the eligible transaction. These offers are not valid for any purchases already completed.