Miles and Points On Sale — December 26 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 — December 26 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.

Offers to purchase miles and points are not usually highlighted in their own articles here at The Gate. Rather, they are compiled in occasional articles such as this one so that you can shop for miles and points from different frequent travel loyalty programs conveniently in one spot.

The frequent travel loyalty programs which are featured in this edition of miles and points on sale are:

  • Hilton Honors
  • World of Hyatt
  • IHG Rewards Club
  • Air France and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines Flying Blue
  • American Airlines AAdvantage
  • British Airways Executive Club
  • Finnair Plus
  • Qatar Airways Privilege Club
  • United Airlines MileagePlus

Hilton Honors: 100 Percent Bonus Points

Hilton Helsinki Kalastajatorppa

Photograph ©2017 by Brian Cohen.

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 $1,600.00, which is $0.005 per point when factoring in the bonus points — but you only have until Thursday, December 31, 2020 to take advantage of this offer.

World of Hyatt: 25 Percent Discount

Hyatt Regency Atlanta

Photograph ©2015 by Brian Cohen.

Until Thursday, December 31, 2020, you can enjoy a discount of 25 percent on the purchase of a minimum of 5,000 points up to a maximum of 55,000 points — that is, spend $990.00 to receive a total of 55,000 World of Hyatt points instead of $1,320.00 — before taxes and fees.

IHG Rewards Club: Up to 75 Percent Bonus Points

Hotel Indigo Atlanta Midtown

Photograph ©2017 by Brian Cohen.

You have until Thursday, December 31, 2020 to take advantage of receiving a bonus of up to 75 percent on IHG Rewards Club points with a minimum purchase of 2,000 IHG Rewards Club base points and up to a maximum limit of 250,000 IHG Rewards Club base points for $2,500.00 as follows:

  • Buy 2,000 to 4,000 IHG Rewards Club base points = 65 percent bonus IHG Rewards Club bonus points
  • Buy 5,000 to 250,000 IHG Rewards Club base points = 75 percent bonus IHG Rewards Club bonus points

Air France and KLM Royal Dutch Airways Flying Blue: Up to 100 Percent Bonus Miles

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines

Photograph ©2017 by Brian Cohen.

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. Until Thursday, December 31, 2020, you can purchase a minimum of 2,000 Flying Blue miles and receive a bonus of up to 100 percent more miles as follows:

  • Buy 2,000 to 10,000 Flying Blue miles = 50 percent bonus Flying Blue miles
  • Buy 12,000 to 28,000 Flying Blue miles = 75 percent bonus Flying Blue miles
  • Buy 30,000 Flying Blue miles = 100 percent bonus Flying Blue miles

American Airlines AAdvantage: Gift Miles Up to 100 Percent Discount — or Purchase Miles Up to 50 Percent Discount

American Airlines

Photograph ©2018 by Brian Cohen.

You can purchase or gift up to a maximum of 150,000 miles in order to receive a discount of up to 100 percent — that is a total of 300,000 AAdvantage miles for a cost of $5,250.00 or 1.75 cents per mile, which is not a bad deal — through Thursday, December 31, 2020 as follows:

  • Buy or gift 10,000 to 19,000 AAdvantage miles = 10 percent discount
  • Buy or gift 20,000 to 29,000 AAdvantage miles = 20 percent discount
  • Buy or gift 30,000 to 39,000 AAdvantage miles = 30 percent discount
  • Buy or gift 40,000 to 49,000 AAdvantage miles = 40 percent discount
  • Buy or gift 50,000 to 59,000 AAdvantage miles = 50 percent discount
  • Buy or gift 60,000 to 69,000 AAdvantage miles = 60 percent discount
  • Buy or gift 70,000 to 79,000 AAdvantage miles = 70 percent discount
  • Buy or gift 80,000 to 89,000 AAdvantage miles = 80 percent discount
  • Buy or gift 90,000 to 99,000 AAdvantage miles = 90 percent discount
  • Buy or gift 100,000 to 150,000 AAdvantage miles = 100 percent discount

British Airways Executive Club: 30 Percent Bonus Avios

British Airways Airbus A320-232

Photograph ©2017 by Brian Cohen.

Until Tuesday, February 2, 2021, you can purchase or gift a minimum of 1,000 Avios up to a maximum of 200,000 Avios and receive a bonus of 30 percent Avios — or receive up to 260,000 total Avios.

Finnair Plus: 40 Percent Discount

Finnair

Photograph ©2018 by Brian Cohen.

You can purchase or gift a minimum of 5,000 Finnar Plus points — up to a maximum of 150,000 Finnair Plus points — in order to receive a discount of 40 percent through Wednesday, December 30, 2020.

Qatar Airways Privilege Club: Save 30 Percent

Qatar Airways

Photograph ©2018 by Brian Cohen.

You can buy or gift Qatar Airways Privilege Club miles and save 30 percent when your transaction is completed by Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at 11:59 in the evening Arabian Standard Time or 3:59 in the afternoon Eastern Standard Time.

United Airlines MileagePlus: Up to 100 Percent Bonus Miles

United Airlines

Photograph ©2016 by Brian Cohen.

Until the end of the day on Thursday, December 31, 2020, you can purchase up to a maximum of 87,000 miles and receive a bonus of up to 100 percent more MileagePlus miles as follows:

  • Buy 5,000 to 14,000 MileagePlus miles = 30 percent bonus MileagePlus miles
  • Buy 15,000 to 39,000 MileagePlus miles = 60 percent bonus MileagePlus miles
  • Buy 40,000 to 87,000 MileagePlus miles = 100 percent bonus MileagePlus miles

Summary

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.

All photographs ©2012, ©2013, ©2015, ©2017, and ©2018 by Brian Cohen.


 

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