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Miles and Points On Sale — June 29 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 29 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
  • IHG Rewards
  • Wyndham Rewards
  • Air France and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines Flying Blue
  • British Airways Executive Club
  • Etihad Airways Etihad Guest
  • Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards
  • United Airlines MileagePlus

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.

IHG Rewards: Up to 100 Percent Bonus Points

Hotel Indigo Atlanta Midtown
Photograph ©2017 by Brian Cohen.

You have until the end of the day tomorrow, Friday, June 30, 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 150,000 IHG Rewards base points for $1,500.00 — not including the 150,000 bonus points.

After that, the offer automatically changes to a maximum bonus of 90 percent on Thursday, July 1, 2021 and Friday, July 2, 2021; and the offer automatically changes again to a maximum bonus of 75 percent between Saturday, July 3, 2021 and Friday, August 13, 2021.

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 tomorrow, 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.

Air France and KLM Royal Dutch Airways Flying Blue: Up to 80 Percent Bonus Miles

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
Photograph ©2017 by Brian Cohen.

Sharing the Flying Blue frequent flier loyalty program are Air France, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Transavia, Aircalin, Kenya Airways, and TAROM — plus, you can redeem Flying Blue miles for flights operated by many partner airlines. Until Friday, July 9, 2021, you can purchase Flying Blue miles and receive a bonus of up to 80 percent more miles — Flying Blue members who have earned elite status may purchase up to 300,000 miles per transaction before the bonus is added; while other members may purchase a maximum of 100,000 miles — as follows:

  • Buy 4,000 to 10,000 Flying Blue miles = 55 percent bonus Flying Blue miles
  • Buy 12,000 to 18,000 Flying Blue miles = 65 percent bonus Flying Blue miles
  • Buy a minimum of 20,000 Flying Blue miles = 80 percent bonus Flying Blue miles

British Airways Executive Club: Up to 50 Percent Bonus Avios

British Airways Airbus A320-232
Photograph ©2017 by Brian Cohen.

Until Sunday, July 4, 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 up to 50 percent Avios — or receive up to 300,000 total Avios — as follows:

  • Buy 1,000 Avios to 8,000 Avios = 30 percent bonus Avios
  • Buy 10,000 Avios to 90,000 Avios = 40 percent bonus Avios
  • Buy 100,000 Avios to 200,000 Avios = 40 percent bonus Avios

Etihad Airways Etihad Guest: Up to 60 Percent Bonus Miles

Etihad Airways airplane in Abu Dhabi
Photograph ©2015 by Brian Cohen.

Until today, Tuesday, June 29, 2021, you can purchase a minimum of 4,000 Etihad Guest miles and receive up to 60 percent bonus miles with Etihad Airways, as follows:

  • Buy 4,000 to 20,000 Etihad Guest miles = 10 percent bonus
  • Buy 21,000 to 40,000 Etihad Guest miles = 25 percent bonus
  • Buy 41,000 to 80,000 Etihad Guest miles = 40 percent bonus
  • Buy 81,000 to 100,000 Etihad Guest miles = 60 percent bonus

Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards: Up to 45 Percent Discount

Southwest Airlines
Photograph ©2018 by Brian Cohen.

Until Tuesday, July 6, 2021, purchase a minimum of 5,000 Rapid Rewards points — up to a maximum of 60,000 Rapid Rewards points in a transaction per day — and receive a discount of either 35 percent, 40 percent, or 45 percent, depending on the offer which is targeted for you.

United Airlines MileagePlus: Up to 85 Percent Bonus Miles

United Airlines
Photograph ©2016 by Brian Cohen.

Until the end of the day tomorrow, Wednesday, June 30, 2021, you can purchase or gift up to a maximum of 94,000 miles and receive a bonus of up to 85 percent more MileagePlus miles as follows:

  • Buy 3,000 to 14,000 MileagePlus miles = 30 percent bonus MileagePlus miles
  • Buy 15,000 to 34,000 MileagePlus miles = 50 percent bonus MileagePlus miles
  • Buy 35,000 to 94,000 MileagePlus miles = 85 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, ©2013, ©2015, ©2017, ©2018, and ©2020 by Brian Cohen.


 

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