Frequent Flier Cards
Graphic illustration ©2012 Brian Cohen.

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 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:

  • Choice Privileges Rewards
  • Hilton Honors
  • World of Hyatt
  • IHG Rewards
  • Wyndham Rewards
  • Marriott Bonvoy
  • American Airlines AAdvantage
  • Emirates Airline Skywards
  • Qatar Airways Privilege Club

Choice Privileges Rewards: Up to 30 Percent Bonus Points

Comfort Inn and Suites
Photograph ©2020 by Brian Cohen.

You only have until Friday, June 25, 2021 to take advantage of receiving a bonus of up to 30 percent on your purchase of Choice Privileges Rewards points with a minimum purchase of 4,000 Choice Privileges Rewards points in one transaction — the maximum amount of points which you can purchase this year is 180,000 points, which you will receive an additional 54,000 points and will cost you $1,782.00 — as follows:

  • Buy 4,000 to 7,000 Choice Privileges Rewards points = 20 percent bonus Choice Privileges Rewards points
  • Buy 8,000 to 14,000 Choice Privileges Rewards points = 25 percent bonus Choice Privileges Rewards points
  • Buy a minimum of 15,000 Choice Privileges Rewards points = 30 percent bonus Choice Privileges Rewards points

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 today, 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.

Wyndham Rewards: 35 Percent Bonus

Wyndham
Photograph ©2017 by Brian Cohen.

You can buy a minimum of 3,000 Wyndham Rewards points — up to a maximum total of 120,000 points in one calendar year — and get a bonus of 35 percent more points on your purchase through Wednesday, June 30, 2021. The maximum total amount of points you can purchase in a calendar year is usually 45,000; but the limit has been temporarily increased.

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

Emirates Airline Skywards: Up to 35 Percent Discount

Emirates Airline Airbus A380
Photograph ©2015 by Brian Cohen.

You can receive a discount of up to 35 percent on the purchase or gifting of a minimum of 5,000 Emirates Skywards miles through Saturday, June 19, 2021 at 3:59 in the afternoon Eastern Daylight Time as follows:

  • Buy 5,000 to 19,000 Emirates Skywards miles = 15 percent discount
  • Buy 20,000 to 39,000 Emirates Skywards miles = 25 percent discount
  • Buy 40,000 to 100,000 Emirates Skywards miles = 35 percent discount

Qatar Airways Privilege Club: Up to 30 Percent Bonus Qmiles

Qatar Airways
Photograph ©2018 by Brian Cohen.

You can buy or gift Qatar Airways Privilege Club miles and get up to a bonus of up to 30 percent Qmiles when your transaction is completed by Thursday, June 24, 2021 at 11:59 in the evening Arabian Standard Time or 3:59 in the afternoon Eastern Daylight Time as follows:

  • Buy 1,000 to 10,000 Qmiles = 20 percent bonus Qmiles
  • Buy 11,000 to 29,000 Qmiles = 25 percent bonus Qmiles
  • Buy a minimum of 30,000 Qmiles = 30 percent bonus Qmiles

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, ©2018, and ©2020 by Brian Cohen.


 

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