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Miles and Points On Sale — March 15 2022

Ten 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 — March 15 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:

  • IHG Rewards
  • Marriott Bonvoy
  • Radisson Rewards Americas
  • Wyndham Rewards
  • Air Canada Aeroplan
  • Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan
  • American Airlines AAdvantage
  • Emirates Airline Skywards
  • Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards
  • United Airlines MileagePlus

IHG Rewards: 100 Percent Bonus Points

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

You have until the end of the day on Friday, March 18, 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 150,000 IHG Rewards base points for $1,500.00 — not including the bonus points.

Marriott Bonvoy: Up to 50 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 get bonus of up to 50 percent more points through Wednesday, March 23, 2022 as follows:

  • 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

Radisson Rewards Americas: Up to 50 Percent Bonus Points

Radisson
Photograph ©2017 by Brian Cohen.

You only have until Thursday, March 31, 2022 to take advantage of receiving a bonus of 50 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 — as follows:

  • Buy 1,000 to 3,999 Radisson Rewards points = 25 percent bonus Radisson Rewards points
  • Buy 4,000 to 8,999 Radisson Rewards points = 35 percent bonus Radisson Rewards points
  • Buy 9,000 to 80,000 Radisson Rewards points = 50 percent bonus Radisson Rewards points

Wyndham Rewards: 40 Percent Bonus Points

Wyndham
Photograph ©2017 by Brian Cohen.

Starting with a minimum of 2,000 points, you can buy up to a maximum total of 45,000 points during the promotion period and get a bonus of 40 percent more points on your purchase through Sunday, April 3, 2022.

Air Canada Aeroplan: Up to 100 Percent Bonus Points

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

Until the end of the day on Tuesday, March 22, 2022, you can purchase a minimum of 5,000 Aeroplan points and receive a bonus of up to 100 percent as follows:

  • Buy or gift 5,000 to 19,000 Aeroplan points = 50 percent bonus
  • Buy or gift 20,000 to 55,000 Aeroplan points = 65 percent bonus
  • Buy or gift 60,000 to 95,000 Aeroplan points = 80 percent bonus
  • Buy or gift a minimum of 100,000 Aeroplan points = 100 percent bonus

Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan: Up to 50 Percent Bonus Miles

Alaska Airlines Washington National Airport
Photograph ©2018 by Brian Cohen.

The regular price for purchasing Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan miles is $27.50 per 1,000 miles; but until tomorrow, Wednesday, March 16, 2022, 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 9,000 Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan miles = 30 percent bonus Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan miles
  • Buy 10,000 to 29,000 Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan miles = 40 percent bonus Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan miles
  • Buy 30,000 to 100,000 Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan miles = 50 percent bonus Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan miles

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 Friday, March 18, 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

Emirates Airline Skywards: Up to 35 Percent Discount

Emirates Airline Airbus A380
Photograph ©2015 by Brian Cohen.

You can enjoy a discount of up to 35 percent on the purchase or gifting of a minimum of 5,000 Emirates Skywards miles through Wednesday, March 23, 2022. Only members of the Skywards frequent flier loyalty program who have had any previous activity in their membership accounts can purchase miles.

Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards: Up to 40 Percent Discount

Southwest Airlines
Photograph ©2018 by Brian Cohen.

Until Tuesday, April 5, 2022, purchase a minimum of 3,000 Rapid Rewards points and receive a bonus of up to 75 percent bonus Rapid Rewards points as follows:

  • Buy or gift 3,000 to 9,000 Rapid Rewards points = 30 percent discount
  • Buy or gift 10,000 to 14,000 Rapid Rewards points = 35 percent discount
  • Buy or gift a minimum of 15,000 Rapid Rewards points = 40 percent discount

United Airlines MileagePlus: Up to 50 Percent Discount

United Airlines Boeing 777-222(ER) airplane
Photograph ©2017 by Brian Cohen.

Until the end of the day on Monday, March 21, 2022, you can purchase or gift up to a maximum of 175,000 miles and receive a discount of up to 50 percent as follows:

  • Buy 5,000 to 19,000 MileagePlus miles = 20 percent discount
  • Buy 20,000 to 59,000 MileagePlus miles = 35 percent discount
  • Buy 60,000 to 175,000 MileagePlus miles = 50 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, ©2017, ©2018, ©2019, ©2020, and ©2021 by Brian Cohen.


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