Miles and Points On Sale — January 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 — January 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.

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

  • Hilton Honors
  • IHG Rewards Club
  • Choice Privileges Rewards
  • American Airlines AAdvantage
  • United Airlines MileagePlus
  • Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan
  • British Airways Avios

Hilton Honors: 100 Percent Bonus Points

Hilton Garden Inn logo at Krakow Airport

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 $800.00, which is $0.005 per point when factoring in the bonus points — but you only have until until Wednesday, February 19, 2020 to take advantage of this offer.

IHG Rewards Club: Up to 75 Percent Bonus

Hotel Indigo Atlanta Midtown

Photograph ©2017 by Brian Cohen.

You have until Thursday, February 27, 2020 to take advantage of receiving a bonus of up to 75 percent on IHG Rewards Club points — up to a maximum limit of 262,500 IHG Rewards Club points for $1,500.00 — as follows:

  • Buy 7,000 to 19,000 IHG Rewards Club points = 50 percent bonus IHG Rewards Club points
  • Buy 20,000 to 150,000 IHG Rewards Club points = 75 percent bonus IHG Rewards Club points

Choice Privileges Rewards: 30 Percent Bonus

Comfort Suites Texarkana Choice Hotels

Photograph ©2017 by Brian Cohen.

You only have until Tuesday, February 4, 2020 to take advantage of receiving a bonus of 30 percent on any purchase of Choice Privileges Rewards points — up to a maximum limit of 120,000 Choice Privileges Rewards points.

American Airlines AAdvantage: Up to 70 Percent Bonus Miles

American Airlines

Photograph ©2018 by Brian Cohen.

You can purchase up to a maximum of 150,000 miles and receive a bonus of up to 120,000 AAdvantage miles as follows:

  • Buy 15,000 to 69,000 AAdvantage miles = 30 percent bonus AAdvantage miles
  • Buy 70,000 to 99,000 AAdvantage miles = 50 percent bonus AAdvantage miles
  • Buy 100,000 to 149,000 AAdvantage miles = 70 percent bonus AAdvantage miles
  • Buy 150,000 AAdvantage miles = 80 percent bonus AAdvantage miles

United Airlines MileagePlus: Up to 75 Percent Bonus Miles

United Airlines

Photograph ©2016 by Brian Cohen.

Until Friday, January 31, 2020, you can purchase up to a maximum of 75,000 miles and receive a bonus of up to 75 percent MileagePlus miles as follows:

  • Buy 5,000 to 14,000 MileagePlus miles = 25 percent bonus MileagePlus miles
  • Buy 15,000 to 29,000 MileagePlus miles = 50 percent bonus MileagePlus miles
  • Buy 30,000 to 87,500 MileagePlus miles = 75 percent bonus MileagePlus miles

Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan: Up to 40 Percent Bonus

Alaska Airlines

Photograph ©2013 by Brian Cohen.

The regular price for purchasing Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan miles is $27.50 per 1,000 miles; but until Sunday, February 16, 2020, you can purchase up to a maximum of 60,000 points and receive a bonus of up to 40 percent as follows, before taxes:

  • Buy 5,000 to 19,000 Mileage Plan miles = 20 percent bonus
  • Buy 20,000 to 29,000 Mileage Plan miles = 30 percent bonus
  • Buy 30,000 to 60,000 Mileage Plan miles = 40 percent bonus

British Airways Avios: 30 Percent Bonus Miles

British Airways Airbus A320-232

Photograph ©2017 by Brian Cohen.

Until Thursday, January 30, 2020, you can purchase a minimum of 1,000 Avios up to a maximum of 100,000 Avios and receive a bonus of 30 percent Avios.

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, ©2016, ©2017 and ©2018 by Brian Cohen.


 

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