Give your expired miles a second chance

If your miles have expired within the past 18 months, you don’t have to lose them for good. Reinstating your miles is a one-time opportunity to get those miles back in your account.*
To get expired miles back, you have two options:

Buy back your miles instantly

If you need your miles right away, reinstate them by buying them back.
Starting from $50
(plus applicable taxes).

Cost to reinstate (USD)

<= 5,000 : $50
5,001 - 20,000 : $100
20,001 - 35,000 : $150
35,001 - 50,000 : $200
50,001 - 75,000 : $250
75,001 - 100,000 : $300
100,001 - 150,000 : $400
150,001 - 200,000 : $500
200,001 - 500,000 : $600
500,001 - 750,000 : $700
 

Complete a reinstate challenge for only $100

If you have more than 20,000 miles to reinstate, save money by completing a reinstate challenge. All you have to do is pay a flat $100 nonrefundable fee, then complete one of two activities within 90 days of payment:
  • Take a United flight, or
  • Successfully apply, get approved and make a purchase with a United MileagePlus credit card that was opened after payment of the registration fee
There are so many ways to use your reinstated miles, including:
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Award travel on United and other Star AllianceTM and partner carriers
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Membership to the United ClubSM airport lounges
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Inflight Wi-Fi on your next flight
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Hotel stays and car rentals
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Merchandise like tech, sports gear, accessories and more
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Gift cards from many of your favorite stores and shopping sites