CHICAGO, March 7, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Beginning today, BP and United Airlines will offer BP Driver Rewards and United MileagePlus members the option of earning and using miles on fuel purchases at participating BP U.S. retail locations. This is the only program in the U.S. that allows customers the ability to earn and use U.S. airline miles at the pump for gasoline purchases.
When BP Driver Rewards and MileagePlus members sign up for this new program, they can earn 200 bonus award miles after joining and making their first fuel purchase with a linked debit or credit card.* Members can multiply their earnings through the following options:
- One award mile for every gallon of fuel purchased*
- Two award miles for every gallon of fuel purchased with a linked debit or credit card**
- Three award miles for every gallon of premium-grade fuel purchased with a linked debit or credit card**
In addition, BP Driver Rewards and MileagePlus members will be able to use 60 award miles per gallon to save 50 cents per gallon with a linked debit or credit card.***
"We are thrilled to work with United Airlines to launch this exciting partnership," said Rick Altizer, senior vice president of sales and marketing at BP. "We know that consumers want more choices when it comes to how they are rewarded by BP, and this program makes it even easier for our customers to save money on fuel purchases."
"This partnership also builds on BP's strategy to develop high-quality, differentiated fuel and convenience offers to provide consumers with choices that help simplify their busy lifestyles," Altizer said.
"This unique program demonstrates our commitment to providing MileagePlus members with an industry-leading experience," said Luc Bondar, president of MileagePlus Holdings and vice president of loyalty at United Airlines. "We want our members to have a variety of ways to earn and use miles, and they will be able to conveniently do so for fuel purchases with BP."
For more information and to register for the program, visit www.mybpstation.com/united.
United Airlines and United Express operate approximately 4,500 flights a day to 338 airports across five continents. In 2017, United and United Express operated more than 1.6 million flights carrying more than 148 million customers. United is proud to have the world's most comprehensive route network, including U.S. mainland hubs in Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Newark/New York, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. United operates 744 mainline aircraft and the airline's United Express carriers operate 518 regional aircraft. The airline is a founding member of Star Alliance, which provides service to 191 countries via 28 member airlines. For more information, visit united.com, follow @United on Twitter or connect on Facebook. The common stock of United's parent, United Continental Holdings, Inc., is traded on the NYSE under the symbol "UAL".
BP is a global producer of oil and gas with operations in over 70 countries. BP has a larger economic footprint in the U.S. than in any other nation, and it has invested more than $100 billion here since 2005. BP employs about 14,000 people across the U.S. and supports more than 106,000 additional jobs through all its business activities. For more information on BP in America, visit www.bp.com/us.
There is no fee to join the BP Driver Rewards or the United MileagePlus programs.
*The 200 bonus award miles offer is open to all BP Driver Rewards members who select United MileagePlus award miles as their reward type in their Driver Rewards account and have linked a form of payment to their account. To earn the bonus, members must then make a fuel transaction at a participating BP station that earns MileagePlus award miles. Limit one bonus per account, per person for a maximum of 200 bonus miles. MileagePlus award miles accrued, awards, and benefits issued are subject to the rules of the United MileagePlus program. For details, visit www.united.com/mileageplus.
**Driver Rewards members who select United MileagePlus award miles as their reward type in their account will earn 1 award mile per gallon of BP fuel purchased at participating BP locations. Link a form of payment to your Driver Rewards account to earn 1 additional award mile per gallon of regular or mid-grade fuel purchased (for a total of 2 miles per gallon), or earn 2 additional award miles per gallon of premium-grade fuel purchased (for a total of 3 miles per gallon). Maximum 20 gallons per fuel purchase. Member must enter their Driver Rewards number or swipe a linked card at the pump. Not valid with other offers earning or redeeming cents off per gallon. Not valid where prohibited by law. MileagePlus miles accrued, awards, and benefits issued are subject to the rules of the MileagePlus program. For details, visit www.united.com/mileageplus. If you are an existing Driver Rewards member and choose to earn miles, your existing cents per gallon balance will convert to miles as a one-time courtesy at the rate disclosed at the time of conversion. If you choose to make the one-time conversion, the transaction is non-reversible and can only occur one time per person, per Driver Rewards account.
***Use 60 United MileagePlus award miles per gallon for $0.50 off per gallon on a maximum of 20 gallons (for a maximum of $10 off) per fuel purchase. To be eligible to use miles at participating BP stations, you must have an eligible form of payment linked to your Driver Rewards account and have at least 1,200 miles in your MileagePlus account at the time of purchase. For the option to use miles for cents off per gallon, swipe your linked form of payment at the pump. MileagePlus miles accrued, awards, and benefits issued are subject to the rules of the MileagePlus program. For details, visit www.united.com/mileageplus.
SOURCE United Airlines