Win a First Class Upgrade on United!

Enter to win a United Global Premier Upgrade!

Read this post and scroll down to our entry app for a chance to win.

What’s a Global Premier Upgrade?

Keri enjoying International First Class on United
Keri enjoying International First Class on United

You can use a United GPU to upgrade certain tickets to first class in one direction on United metal flights (no codeshares please!). It applies to all your connections.  If no upgrade is available, you can go on a wait-list, and you’ll get your GPU back if it doesn’t clear. (Though be careful for flights after January 31st!)

The more legalese version of how you can use it:  United GPUs can be used for W or higher fares on any route operated by United Airlines. Domestic routes and select international routes have no fare restriction. Upgrades may be restricted by availability. If an upgrade cannot be immediately confirmed, you will be placed on a wait list. One GPU is required for each individual traveling in each direction. Please visit for more information.

Great! How Do I Win?

You can get an entry below just by signing in.  You can gain additional entries by following us on Twitter, Facebook, and by subscribing to our newsletter.  You can gain an additional entry per day by tweeting about the contest.

Edit for clarity: The entry form sign in is a required entry before you can enter in any other way. If you have joined the newsletter, you just need to confirm that on the entry form (it is okay if you were already a member).

Please note, you must be a subscribing member of the newsletter at the time the contest ends and when the winning entry is drawn.  If your newsletter entry wins, we will verify this.  If you are not currently a member of the newsletter, we will draw another name.

The contest ends at the end of the day on September 19, 2013 when it strikes midnight, Eastern Time.  We will choose a winner on September 20, 2013.


The Entry Form



Disclaimer:  This contest is not provided for or sponsored by United and is not associated with it in any sort of way, other than we chose to give away a United Product.  The GPU comes from our (dwindling) personal collection.  We are not responsible if United unexpectedly changes rules after this promotion, or if the winner fails to use the item in a timely manner.  We are also not responsible if you do not enjoy your trip, but we sincerely hope you do.  We have not been given anything for this promotion, nor have we bartered or been bribed.  We will award one (1) Global Premier Upgrade on September 20, 2013. It is good for travel booked and completed by January 31, 2014. Ticket must meet all the GPU rules: The winner will be contacted with more details on how to redeem their GPU.  Please note, I have never flown United First before, so I will be insanely jealous, but Keri has so you can compare notes.  This is getting really long.  I will stop typing now.


About Jeanne Marie Hoffman

Former bartender, still a geek. One equal part each cookies, liberty, football, music, travel, libations. Stir vigorously. +Jeanne Marie Hoffman Jeanne on Twitter

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  1. What a nice offer – I’m in to win!

  2. Winner winner…whatever they’re serving in first class dinner!

  3. I’m in for sure!

  4. Great giveaway contest! Very generous.

  5. rather generous

  6. I would love to win this!

  7. Great post and info! Can’t want to read more in the near future!

  8. Can’t wait to read more on this site in the future! Thanks for holding the contest!

  9. Very generous. Would love to win.

  10. Would love to win since I have always been in “coach.” Thanks.

  11. I would love to win this!

  12. It’ll come handy on my LAX-HNL trip 🙂

  13. In it to win it! Thanks for the offer!

  14. Thank you in advance?

  15. I’m in to win .

  16. Wonderful giveaway…so lovely of y’all to host it! I have United trips to Dublin and Hong Kong coming up and an upgrade would be FANTASTIC!!!

    Best part of first is hot towels…foot rests…and bubbly! Love your blog 🙂

  17. Could be my first GPU!

  18. Have to fly to New Zealand and this will definitely help me be in a jubilant mood once I reach the land of the kiwis.

  19. this could come in handy- thanks so much!

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