Miles and Points On Sale — January 10 2021

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 — January 10 2021

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:

  • American Airlines AAdvantage
  • British Airways Executive Club
  • United Airlines MileagePlus

American Airlines AAdvantage: Up to 70 Percent Bonus Miles

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 70 percent — that is a total of 255,000 AAdvantage miles for a cost of $5,643.75 or slightly greater than 2.21 cents per mile, which is not a great deal — through the end of the day today, Sunday, January 10, 2021 as follows:

  • Buy or gift 2,000 to 19,000 AAdvantage miles = 10 percent discount
  • Buy or gift 20,000 to 40,000 AAdvantage miles = 20 percent discount
  • Buy or gift 41,000 to 59,000 AAdvantage miles = 30 percent discount
  • Buy or gift 60,000 to 79,000 AAdvantage miles = 40 percent discount
  • Buy or gift 80,000 to 99,000 AAdvantage miles = 50 percent discount
  • Buy or gift 100,000 to 124,000 AAdvantage miles = 60 percent discount
  • Buy or gift 125,000 to 150,000 AAdvantage miles = 70 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.

United Airlines MileagePlus: Up to 100 Percent Bonus Miles

United Airlines

Photograph ©2016 by Brian Cohen.

Until the end of the day on Sunday, January 31, 2021, 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, ©2016, ©2017, and ©2018 by Brian Cohen.


 

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