United ups ante on vaccination perks: Free flights for a year (for a select few)

This sounds better than a beer, a glass of wine — or even a doughnut.

United Airlines, which flies more New Jersey residents than any other carrier, announced Monday its incentive for people to get vaccinated: A free flight — maybe even an unlimited number of flights for a year.

The catch: Only a select few will get the perk.

Under the terms of the “Your Shot to Fly” sweepstakes, any new or existing MileagePlus member who uploads their vaccination records to the airline’s mobile app or website between Monday and June 22 will be entered to win a roundtrip flight for two, in any class of service, to anywhere in the world United flies.

United will give away 30 pairs of tickets throughout the month of June.

In addition, on July 1, United will announce five randomly selected MileagePlus members for a grand prize of travel for a year for themselves and a companion — also in any class of service, anywhere in the world United flies.

“We’re proud to do our part to incentivize people to get their shot,” United CEO Scott Kirby said. “Thanks to the vaccine, more and more destinations are opening up for travel — and we know our customers are eager to fly. We’re excited to give people one more reason to get vaccinated so they can reunite with friends and family or take that long-awaited vacation, which all could be just one shot away.”

The sweepstakes is open to any resident of the United States who is at least 18 years old and a MileagePlus member.