Miles and Points On Sale — March 12 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 — March 12 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:
- IHG Rewards
- Marriott Bonvoy
- Radisson Rewards
- Wyndham Rewards
- Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan
- American Airlines AAdvantage
IHG Rewards: 100 Percent Bonus Points
You have until Tuesday, March 16, 2021 to take advantage of receiving a bonus of 100 percent on IHG Rewards points with a minimum purchase of 11,000 IHG Rewards base points and up to a maximum limit of 150,000 IHG Rewards base points for $1,500.00.
Marriott Bonvoy: 50 Percent Bonus Points
You can buy a minimum of 2,000 Marriott Bonvoy points — up to a maximum total of 100,000 points for $1,250.00 — and get a bonus of 50 percent more points through Monday, March 22, 2020. Including the maximum bonus of 50,000 points, that means your final cost is slightly greater than $8.33 per 1,000 points. Marriott Bonvoy points typically cost $12.50 per 1,000 points.
Radisson Rewards: Up to 100 Percent Bonus Points
You only have until Thursday, March 18, 2021 to take advantage of receiving a bonus of 100 percent on any purchase of a minimum of 1,000 Radisson Rewards points — up to a maximum limit of 80,000 Radisson Rewards points for $560.00, which does not include the bonus points. That adds up to 160,000 Radisson Rewards points for $560.00 — or 0.35 cents per point.
Wyndham Rewards: 40 Percent Bonus Points
You can buy a minimum of 2,000 Wyndham Rewards points — up to a maximum total of 45,000 points in one calendar year — and get a bonus of 40 percent more points through Monday, April 5, 2020.
Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan: Up to 50 Percent Bonus Miles
The regular price for purchasing Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan miles is $27.50 per 1,000 miles; but until Sunday, March 14, 2021, you can purchase a minimum of 3,000 miles and receive a bonus of up to 50 percent more miles as follows:
- Buy 3,000 to 14,000 Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan miles = 40 percent bonus Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan miles
- Buy 15,000 to 100,000 Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan miles = 50 percent bonus Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan miles
American Airlines AAdvantage: Up to 45 Percent Discount
You can purchase or gift up to a maximum of 150,000 miles in order to receive up to 45 percent discount on AAdvantage miles — that is a total of 150,000 AAdvantage miles for a cost of $3,104.07 or 2.06 cents per mile, which is not that great of a deal — through the end of the day on Monday, March 15, 2021 as follows:
- Buy or gift 15,000 to 49,000 AAdvantage miles = 15 percent bonus AAdvantage miles
- Buy or gift 50,000 to 99,000 AAdvantage miles = 25 percent bonus AAdvantage miles
- Buy or gift 100,000 to 149,000 AAdvantage miles = 35 percent bonus AAdvantage miles
- Buy or gift 150,000 to 150,000 AAdvantage miles = 45 percent bonus AAdvantage miles
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.
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