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 2019
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.
For this edition of miles and points on sale, the Choice Privileges, Marriott Bonvoy and Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan frequent travel loyalty programs are featured.
Buy 5,000 to 9,000 points = 20 percent bonus = $9.17 per 1,000 points
Buy 10,000 to 19,000 points = 30 percent bonus = $8.46 per 1,000 points
Buy 20,000 to 29,000 points = 40 percent bonus = $7.86 per 1,000 points
Buy 30,000 to 50,000 points = 50 percent bonus = $7.33 per 1,000 points
Prior to the integration of the Marriott Rewards, Starwood Preferred Guest and The Ritz-Carlton Rewards frequent guest loyalty programs into what is now known as Marriott Bonvoy, Starwood Preferred Guest sold points and Marriott Rewards did not…
Purchase fewer than 5,000 points and you do not qualify for the discount of 25 percent. Instead, you will pay the regular price of $12.50 per 1,000 Marriott Bonvoy points — or 1.25 cents per point — which includes tax.
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.
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