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Miles and Points On Sale — June 3 2022

Seven frequent travel loyalty programs are offering deals in this edition.

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 3 2022

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 articles such as this one — typically whenever a new sale is announced or an old sale expires — so that you can shop for miles and points from different frequent travel loyalty programs conveniently in one spot and compare the sales to what you want or need.

Note that you may get a different offer from some of the frequent travel loyalty programs than what are posted in this article.

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

  • Choice Privileges
  • Hilton Honors
  • IHG One Rewards
  • Marriott Bonvoy
  • Wyndham Rewards
  • American Airlines AAdvantage
  • JetBlue Airways TrueBlue

Choice Privileges: Up to 20 Percent Bonus Points — Plus an Extra Bonus of Ten Percent in September

Comfort Inn and Suites
Photograph ©2020 by Brian Cohen.

You only have until Saturday, June 18, 2022 to take advantage of receiving a bonus of up to 20 percent on your purchase of Choice Privileges points with a minimum purchase of 6,000 Choice Privileges Rewards points in one transaction — and the maximum amount of points which you can purchase this year is 180,000 points — as follows:

  • Buy 6,000 to 11,000 Choice Privileges Rewards points = 15 percent bonus
  • Buy 12,000 to 180,000 Choice Privileges Rewards points = 20 percent bonus

In addition — in an interesting twist — your purchase today qualifies you for an extra bonus of ten percent during the September promotion between Friday, September 9, 2022 and Friday, September 23, 2022.

Hilton Honors: 100 Percent Bonus Points

Hilton Hotels & Resorts
Photograph ©2015 by Brian Cohen.

You can receive a bonus of 100 percent on any purchase of a minimum of 5,000 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 Tuesday, July 19, 2022 to take advantage of this offer.

IHG One Rewards: 80 Percent Bonus Points

Candlewood Suites Grand Junction NW
Photograph ©2020 by Brian Cohen.

You have until the end of the day on Friday, June 10, 2022 to take advantage of receiving a bonus of 100 percent on IHG Rewards points with a minimum purchase of 5,000 IHG Rewards base points and up to a maximum limit of 250,000 IHG Rewards base points for $2,500.00 — not including the bonus points.

Marriott Bonvoy: Mystery Bonus — and 30 Percent Bonus Points

Marriott Cairo
Photograph ©2015 by Brian Cohen.

You can buy or gift a minimum of 2,000 Marriott Bonvoy points — up to a maximum total of 100,000 points — and spin the wheel to get an exclusive mystery bonus of more points through Friday, July 15, 2022.

  • Buy 2,000 to 9,000 Marriott Bonvoy points = 40 percent bonus Marriott Bonvoy points
  • Buy 10,000 to 39,000 Marriott Bonvoy points = 45 percent bonus Marriott Bonvoy points
  • Buy 40,000 to 100,000 Marriott Bonvoy points = 50 percent bonus Marriott Bonvoy points

Marriott Bonvoy members can get an exclusive bonus on purchases of 2,000 or more Marriott Bonvoy points. This promotion is a surprise and delight for our members with the opportunity to view their bonus offer before purchasing points. Here’s how it works:

  1. Members sign in and view their bonus
  2. Members buy or gift at least 2,000 points by July 15 to receive their bonus
  3. Members redeem their points for free nights in extraordinary destinations and unforgettable experiences.

Furthermore, during the promotion period, when purchasing points through the reservation path on Marriott.com, members will receive a 30% discount on purchases of 2,000 or more points.

As part of Marriott International’s response to the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine and neighboring countries, Marriott Bonvoy is matching points donations to UNICEF and World Central Kitchen to support those impacted by the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine point-for-point up to 100 million points this year. Starting June 1, Marriott Bonvoy will also match gifted points as part of this program to support UNICEF and World Central Kitchen’s efforts to serve these impacted communities.

Wyndham Rewards: 25 Percent Discount

Wyndham
Photograph ©2017 by Brian Cohen.

Starting with a minimum of 2,000 points, you can buy up to a maximum total of 60,000 points during the promotion period and get a discount of 25 percent on your purchase through Saturday, July 2, 2022.

American Airlines AAdvantage: Up to 35 Percent Discount

Punta Cana airport American Airlines
Photograph ©2019 by Brian Cohen.

You can purchase or gift up to a maximum of 150,000 AAdvantage miles in order to receive a discount of up to 35 percent — for a cost of $3,668.44 for 150,000 miles — through the end of the day on Thursday, June 30, 2022 as follows:

  • Buy or gift 3,000 to 4,000 AAdvantage miles = 10 percent discount
  • Buy or gift 5,000 to 9,000 AAdvantage miles = 15 percent discount
  • Buy or gift 10,000 to 24,000 AAdvantage miles = 20 percent discount
  • Buy or gift 25,000 to 149,000 AAdvantage miles = 25 percent discount
  • Buy or gift 150,000 AAdvantage miles = 35 percent discount

JetBlue Airways TrueBlue: Up to 40 Percent Discount

JetBlue Airways A318-321 airplane
Photograph ©2015 by Brian Cohen.

Until the end of the day on Thursday, June 30, 2022, you can purchase a minimum of 3,000 TrueBlue points and receive a discount of up to 40 percent with JetBlue Airways as follows:

  • Buy 3,000 to 19,500 TrueBlue points = 20 percent discount
  • Buy 20,000 to 39,000 TrueBlue points = 30 percent discount
  • Buy 40,000 to 50,000 TrueBlue points = 40 percent discount

Final Boarding Call

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, ©2019, ©2020, and ©2021 by Brian Cohen.


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