Miles and Points On Sale — April 1 2020
Sometimes you need an infusion of miles or points to your membership account for whatever reason — perhaps to have enough to redeem for a limited time award as one example — and the best time to purchase miles or points is when they are on sale.
Miles and Points On Sale — April 1 2020
A sale may be a discount on the price required to purchase miles or points — or perhaps the frequent travel loyalty program from whom you are buying the miles or points will match your purchase up to 100 percent, which is another way of reducing the cost of miles or points.
The frequent travel loyalty programs which are featured in this edition of miles and points on sale are:
- Hilton Honors
- World of Hyatt
- Choice Privileges Rewards
- American Airlines AAdvantage
- Air France and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines Flying Blue
- Emirates Airline Skywards
- Etihad Airways Etihad Guest
- Spirit Airlines Free Spirit
- United Airlines MileagePlus — but only through the end of the day today
Hilton Honors: 100 Percent Bonus Points
You can receive a bonus of 100 percent on any purchase of a minimum of 10,000 Hilton Honors points — up to a maximum limit of 160,000 Hilton Honors points for $800.00, which is $0.005 per point when factoring in the bonus points — but you only have until Wednesday, May 27, 2020 to take advantage of this offer.
World of Hyatt: 30 Percent Bonus Points
Until Saturday, May 10, 2020, you can purchase up to a maximum of 55,000 miles and receive a bonus of 35 percent — that is, spend $1,320.00 to receive a total of 71,500 World of Hyatt points — before taxes and fees.
You can purchase as few as 5,000 World of Hyatt points to qualify for the bonus of 30 percent.
Choice Privileges Rewards: Up to 40 Percent Bonus
You only have until Monday, April 27, 2020 to take advantage of receiving a bonus of up to 40 percent on your purchase of Choice Privileges Rewards points — as follows:
- Buy 3,000 to 4,000 Choice Privileges Rewards points = 20 percent bonus Choice Privileges Rewards points
- Buy 5,000 to 9,000 Choice Privileges Rewards points = 30 percent bonus Choice Privileges Rewards points
- Buy a minimum of 10,000 Choice Privileges Rewards points = 40 percent bonus Choice Privileges Rewards points
American Airlines AAdvantage: Up to 100 Percent Bonus Miles
With what is arguably the best offer to purchase AAdvantage miles from American Airlines, you can purchase up to a maximum of 150,000 miles and receive a bonus of up to 150,000 AAdvantage miles — that is a total of 300,000 AAdvantage miles for a cost of $4,794.50 or almost 1.6 cents per mile — through Sunday, April 12, 2020 as follows:
- Buy 2,000 to 9,000 AAdvantage miles = 50 percent bonus AAdvantage miles
- Buy 10,000 to 49,000 AAdvantage miles = 70 percent bonus AAdvantage miles
- Buy 50,000 to 149,000 AAdvantage miles = 85 percent bonus AAdvantage miles
- Buy 150,000 AAdvantage miles = 100 percent bonus AAdvantage miles
Air France and KLM Royal Dutch Airways Flying Blue: 60 Percent Bonus Miles
Until Thursday, April 30, 2020, you can purchase a minimum of 4,000 Flying Blue miles and save 60 percent. Sharing the Flying Blue frequent flier loyalty program are Air France, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Transavia, Aircalin, Kenya Airways, and TAROM — plus, you can redeem Flying Blue miles for flights operated by many partner airlines.
Emirates Airline Skywards: Up to a 30 Percent Discount
You can save up to 30 percent on the purchase or gifting of a minimum of 5,000 Emirates Skywards miles until Thursday, April 9, 2020 — as follows:
- Buy or gift 5,000 to 24,000 Skywards miles = 20 percent discount
- Buy or gift 25,000 to 49,000 Skywards miles = 25 percent discount
- Buy or gift a minimum of 50,000 Skywards miles = 30 percent discount
Etihad Airways Etihad Guest: Save 40 Percent
Until Tuesday, April 7, 2020, you can purchase a minimum of 1,000 Etihad Guest miles and save 40 percent — up to a maximum limit of 150,000 Etihad Guest miles.
Spirit Airlines Free Spirit: Save up to 30 Percent
- Buy 5,000 to 15,000 Free Spirit miles = 20 percent discount
- Buy a minimum of 16,000 Free Spirit miles = 30 percent discount
United Airlines MileagePlus: Up to 85 Percent Bonus Miles
Until the end of the day today, Wednesday, April 1, 2020, you can purchase up to a maximum of 120,000 miles and receive a bonus of up to 85 percent MileagePlus miles as follows:
- Buy 5,000 to 19,000 MileagePlus miles = 30 percent bonus MileagePlus miles
- Buy 20,000 to 29,000 MileagePlus miles = 50 percent bonus MileagePlus miles
- Buy a minimum of 30,000 MileagePlus miles = 85 percent bonus MileagePlus miles
Remember that each frequent travel loyalty program has partners through which you can redeem miles or points; so you are not confined just to the product offered by an airline or lodging company.
Also be sure to read the terms and conditions of each other. Typically, all sales are final: once you have purchased your miles or points through these sales, you cannot return your points; and your money cannot be refunded.
I am not an advocate of purchasing miles or points; but I have done so on rare occasions — and if you need to do so from the aforementioned frequent travel loyalty programs, now is the right time.
If this article is missing any offers of purchasing miles or points on sale, please let me know in the Comments section below. Thank you in advance…
…and until the next edition of this article is written, please keep checking back to this article, as more offers of purchasing miles or points on sale may be added.
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