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Miles and Points On Sale — June 1 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 — June 1 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:

  • Hilton Honors
  • World of Hyatt
  • IHG Rewards
  • Marriott Bonvoy
  • Air Canada Aeroplan
  • American Airlines AAdvantage

Hilton Honors: 100 Percent Bonus Points

Hilton logo
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 have until the end of the day on Thursday, July 8, 2021 to take advantage of this offer.

World of Hyatt: 30 Percent Bonus

Hyatt Regency
Photograph ©2018 by Brian Cohen.

Until the end of the day on Friday, June 25, 2021, you can enjoy a bonus of 30 percent on the purchase of a minimum of 5,000 points up to a maximum of 55,000 points — that is, spend $1,320.00 to receive a total of 71,500 World of Hyatt points, which includes the bonus points.

IHG Rewards: 100 Percent Bonus Points

Hotel Indigo Atlanta Midtown
Photograph ©2017 by Brian Cohen.

You have until the end of the day on Thursday, June 10, 2021 to take advantage of receiving a bonus of 100 percent on IHG Rewards points with a minimum purchase of 15,000 IHG Rewards base points and up to a maximum limit of 250,000 IHG Rewards base points for $2,500.00 — not including the 250,000 bonus points.

Marriott Bonvoy: 30 Percent Discount

Marriott Cairo
Photograph ©2015 by Brian Cohen.

You can buy a minimum of 2,000 Marriott Bonvoy points — up to a maximum total of 100,000 points — and get a bonus of 30 percent more points through Sunday, June 20, 2021. That means your final cost is $8.75 per 1,000 points. Marriott Bonvoy points typically cost $12.50 per 1,000 points.

Air Canada Aeroplan: 60 Percent Bonus Points

Air Canada Airbus A320 airplane
Photograph ©2017 by Brian Cohen.

Until the end of the day today, Tuesday, June 1, 2021, you can purchase or gift a minimum of 2,000 Aeroplan points and receive a bonus of 60 percent.

American Airlines AAdvantage: Up to 40 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 up to a 40 percent discount on AAdvantage miles — that is a total of 150,000 AAdvantage miles for a cost of $2,902.50 or 1.935 cents per mile, which is a fairly good deal — through the end of the day on Sunday, June 20, 2021 as follows:

  • Buy or gift 10,000 to 24,000 AAdvantage miles = 10 percent discount
  • Buy or gift 25,000 to 49,000 AAdvantage miles = 20 percent discount
  • Buy or gift 50,000 to 74,000 AAdvantage miles = 25 percent discount
  • Buy or gift 75,000 to 99,000 AAdvantage miles = 30 percent discount
  • Buy or gift 100,000 to 149,000 AAdvantage miles = 35 percent discount
  • Buy or gift 150,000 to 150,000 AAdvantage miles = 40 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, ©2015, ©2017, and ©2018 by Brian Cohen.


 

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