Miles and Points On Sale — March 16 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 16 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
- IHG Rewards
- Marriott Bonvoy
- Radisson Rewards
- Wyndham Rewards
- Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan
- Emirates Airline Skywards
- Qatar Airways Privilege Club
- United Airlines MileagePlus
Choice Privileges Rewards: Up to 40 Percent Bonus Points
You only have until Tuesday, April 27, 2021 to take advantage of receiving a bonus of 40 percent on your purchase of Choice Privileges Rewards points with a minimum purchase of 3,000 Choice Privileges Rewards points in one transaction — but the maximum amount of points which you can purchase this year is 180,000 points, which will cost you $1,782.00.
Hilton Honors: 100 Percent Bonus Points
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 only have until Tuesday, May 11, 2021 to take advantage of this offer.
IHG Rewards: 100 Percent Bonus Points
You have until Sunday, March 21, 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 Thursday, March 18, 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
Emirates Airline Skywards: Up to 25 Percent Discount
You can save up to 25 percent on the purchase or gifting of a minimum of 5,000 Emirates Skywards miles through Saturday, March 27, 2021 — but only members of the Skywards frequent flier loyalty program who have had any previous activity in their membership accounts can purchase miles.
Qatar Airways Privilege Club: Up to 50 Percent Bonus Qmiles
You can buy or gift Qatar Airways Privilege Club miles and get up to a bonus of up to 50 percent Qmiles when your transaction is completed by Saturday, March 20, 2021 at 11:59 in the evening Arabian Standard Time or 3:59 in the afternoon Eastern Daylight Time as follows:
- Buy 5,000 to 10,000 Qmiles = 30 percent bonus Qmiles
- Buy 11,000 to 39,000 Qmiles = 40 percent bonus Qmiles
- Buy 40,000 to 250,000 Qmiles = 50 percent bonus Qmiles
United Airlines MileagePlus: Up to 85 Percent Bonus Miles
Until the end of the day on Friday, March 19, 2021, you can purchase 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 = 60 percent bonus MileagePlus miles
- Buy 35,000 to 94,000 MileagePlus miles = 85 percent bonus MileagePlus 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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