Miles and Points On Sale — July 10 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 — July 10 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:

  • Choice Privilege Awards
  • Hilton Honors
  • IHG Rewards Club
  • Marriott Bonvoy
  • Air Canada Aeroplan
  • American Airlines AAdvantage

Choice Privileges Rewards: 25 Percent Discount

Comfort Suites Texarkana Choice Hotels

Photograph ©2017 by Brian Cohen.

You only have until Sunday, August 16, 2020 to take advantage of receiving a discount of 25 percent on your purchase of Choice Privileges Rewards points with a minimum purchase of 3,000 Choice Privileges Rewards points in one transaction.

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 $1,600.00, which is $0.005 per point when factoring in the bonus points — but you only have until Wednesday, July 15, 2020 to take advantage of this offer.

IHG Rewards Club: 100 Percent Bonus Points

Hotel Indigo Atlanta Midtown

Photograph ©2017 by Brian Cohen.

You have until Friday, July 31, 2020 to take advantage of receiving a bonus of 100 percent on IHG Rewards Club points with a minimum purchase of 3,000 IHG Rewards Club base points and up to a maximum limit of 250,000 IHG Rewards Club base points for $2,500.00.

Marriott Bonvoy: 60 Percent Bonus

Marriott Atlanta Perimeter

Photograph ©2017 by Brian Cohen.

You can buy a minimum of 2,000 Marriott Bonvoy points — up to a maximum total of 50,000 points for $625.00 — and get a bonus of 60 percent more points through Wednesday, July 15, 2020. Including the maximum bonus of 30,000 points, that means your final cost is slightly greater than $7.81 per 1,000 points. Marriott Bonvoy points typically cost $12.50 per 1,000 points.

Air Canada Aeroplan: As Little as One Cent Per Mile — But Hurry

Air Canada Airbus A320 airplane

Photograph ©2017 by Brian Cohen.

You can purchase up to a maximum of 350,000 miles through Sunday, July 12, 2020 at 11:59 in the evening Eastern Daylight Time and receive a bonus of up to 75 percent bonus miles as follows:

  • Buy 2,000 to 50,000 Aeroplan miles and get a bonus of 25 percent — or 1.77 cents per mile
  • Buy 60,000 to 170,000 Aeroplan miles and get a bonus of 40 percent — or 1.58 cents per mile
  • Buy 180,000 to 240,000 Aeroplan miles and get a bonus of 60 percent — or 1.38 cents per mile
  • Buy greater than 250,000 Aeroplan miles and get a bonus of 75 percent — or 1.26 cents per mile

American Airlines AAdvantage: Save Up to 45 Percent

American Airlines

Photograph ©2018 by Brian Cohen.

You can purchase, gift, or transfer up to a maximum of 150,000 miles for a discount of up to 45 percent — that is a total of 150,000 AAdvantage miles for a cost of $2,636.97 or almost 1.8 cents per mile — through Friday, July 31, 2020 as follows:

  • Buy 6,000 to 10,000 AAdvantage miles = 10 percent discount
  • Buy 11,000 to 25,000 AAdvantage miles = 20 percent discount
  • Buy 26,000 to 50,000 AAdvantage miles = 25 percent discount
  • Buy 51,000 to 100,000 AAdvantage miles = 35 percent discount
  • Buy 101,000 to 149,000 AAdvantage miles = 40 percent discount
  • Buy 150,000 AAdvantage miles = 45 percent discount

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, ©2017, and ©2018 by Brian Cohen.


 

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