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Miles and Points On Sale — February 11 2022

Nine frequent travel loyalty programs are offering deals in this edition.

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 — February 11 2022

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 articles such as this one — typically whenever a new sale is announced or an old sale expires — so that you can shop for miles and points from different frequent travel loyalty programs conveniently in one spot and compare the sales to what you want or need.

Note that you may get a different offer from some of the frequent travel loyalty programs than what are posted in this article.

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

  • World of Hyatt
  • IHG Rewards
  • Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan
  • American Airlines AAdvantage
  • Emirates Airline Skywards
  • JetBlue Airways TrueBlue
  • Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards
  • United Airlines MileagePlus
  • Virgin Atlantic Airways Flying Club

World of Hyatt: 30 Percent Discount

Hyatt Place Ocean City
Photograph ©2021 by Brian Cohen.

Until the end of the day on Monday, March 7, 2022, you can enjoy a discount of 30 percent on the purchase of a minimum of 5,000 World of Hyatt points up to a maximum of 55,000 points — that is, spend $924.00 instead of $1,320.00 to receive a total of 55,000 World of Hyatt points.

IHG Rewards: 100 Percent Bonus Points

Candlewood Suites Grand Junction NW
Photograph ©2020 by Brian Cohen.

You have until the end of the day on Friday, March 18, 2022 to take advantage of receiving a bonus of 100 percent on IHG Rewards points with a minimum purchase of 5,000 IHG Rewards base points and up to a maximum limit of 150,000 IHG Rewards base points for $1,500.00 — not including the bonus points.

Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan: Up to 60 Percent Bonus Miles

Alaska Airlines Washington National Airport
Photograph ©2018 by Brian Cohen.

The regular price for purchasing Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan miles is $27.50 per 1,000 miles; but until Sunday, February 20, 2022, you can purchase a minimum of 3,000 miles and receive a bonus of up to 60 percent more miles as follows:

  • Buy 3,000 to 19,000 Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan miles = 40 percent bonus Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan miles
  • Buy 20,000 to 39,000 Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan miles = 50 percent bonus Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan miles
  • Buy 40,000 to 100,000 Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan miles = 60 percent bonus Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan miles

American Airlines AAdvantage: Up to 35 Percent Discount

Punta Cana airport American Airlines
Photograph ©2019 by Brian Cohen.

You can purchase or gift up to a maximum of 150,000 AAdvantage miles in order to receive a discount of up to 35 percent — for a cost of $3,144.38 for 150,000 miles — through the end of the day on Wednesday, February 16, 2022 as follows:

  • Buy or gift 15,000 to 54,000 AAdvantage miles = 20 percent discount
  • Buy or gift 55,000 to 149,000 AAdvantage miles = 25 percent discount
  • Buy or gift 150,000 AAdvantage miles = 35 percent discount

Emirates Airline Skywards: Up to 45 Percent Discount

Emirates Airline Airbus A380
Photograph ©2015 by Brian Cohen.

You can enjoy a discount of up to 45 percent on the purchase or gifting of a minimum of 5,000 Emirates Skywards miles through Wednesday, February 16, 2022. Only members of the Skywards frequent flier loyalty program who have had any previous activity in their membership accounts can purchase miles.

JetBlue Airways TrueBlue: Up to 60 Percent Bonus

JetBlue Airways A318-321 airplane
Photograph ©2015 by Brian Cohen.

Until the end of the day on Wednesday, February 16, 2022, you can purchase a minimum of 3,000 TrueBlue points and receive a bonus of up to 60 percent with JetBlue Airways as follows:

  • Buy 3,000 to 14,500 TrueBlue points = 20 percent bonus
  • Buy 15,000 to 29,500 TrueBlue points = 40 percent bonus
  • Buy 30,000 to 50,000 TrueBlue points = 60 percent bonus

Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards: Up to 75 Percent Bonus Points

Southwest Airlines
Photograph ©2018 by Brian Cohen.

Until Tuesday, February 16, 2022, purchase a minimum of 3,000 Rapid Rewards points and receive a bonus of up to 75 percent bonus Rapid Rewards points as follows:

  • Buy or gift 3,000 to 9,000 Rapid Rewards points = 65 percent discount
  • Buy or gift 10,000 to 14,000 Rapid Rewards points = 70 percent discount
  • Buy or gift a minimum of 15,000 Rapid Rewards points = 75 percent discount

United Airlines MileagePlus: Up to 70 Percent Bonus Miles

United Airlines Boeing 777-222(ER) airplane
Photograph ©2017 by Brian Cohen.

Until the end of the day on Monday, February 28, 2022, you can purchase or gift up to a maximum of 102,000 miles and receive a bonus of up to 70 percent as follows:

  • Buy 3,000 to 14,000 MileagePlus miles = 25 percent bonus
  • Buy 15,000 to 34,000 MileagePlus miles = 50 percent discount
  • Buy 35,000 to 102,000 MileagePlus miles = 70 percent discount

Virgin Atlantic Airways Flying Club: Up to 70 Percent Bonus Miles

Virgin Atlantic Airways
Photograph ©2015 by Brian Cohen.

You can receive a bonus of up to 60 percent on Flying Club miles — or a bonus of up to 70 percent if you have earned Gold elite status or Silver elite status — through Friday, March 11, 2022 at midnight Greenwich Mean Time when you purchase a minimum of 5,000 Virgin Atlantic Airways Flying Club miles as follows:

  • Buy 5,000 to 24,000 Flying Club miles = 15 percent bonus Flying Club miles
  • Buy 25,000 to 69,000 Flying Club miles = 20 percent bonus Flying Club miles
  • Buy 70,000 to 119,000 Flying Club miles = 40 percent bonus Flying Club miles
  • Buy 120,000 to 200,000 Flying Club miles = 60 percent bonus Flying Club miles

Final Boarding Call

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, ©2017, ©2018, ©2019, ©2020, and ©2021 by Brian Cohen.


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