United MileagePlus rewards offer several redemption options, from flights and hotel stays to dining certificates, exclusive MileagePlus experiences, and shopping and entertainment events. The program even allows subscriptions to popular magazines.
Other options include redeeming rewards for car rentals and cruise vacations, as well as access to buy digital media from the digital media store. In addition to earning miles by flying, it is also possible to purchase additional miles to build up the overall balance, or to earn miles from shopping and dining. Members can also participate in the Premier Accelerator program to earn extra qualifying miles for vacations. Frequent flyers with excess miles in their accounts can transfer miles to other members or donate to various charities.