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Miles and Points On Sale — March 3 2022

Nine 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 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
  • World of Hyatt
  • IHG Rewards
  • Marriott Bonvoy
  • Radisson Rewards Americas
  • Wyndham Rewards
  • American Airlines AAdvantage
  • Virgin Atlantic Airways Flying Club

Choice Privileges: Up to 30 Percent Discount

Comfort Inn and Suites
Photograph ©2020 by Brian Cohen.

You only have until Tuesday, March 8, 2022 to take advantage of receiving a discount of up to 30 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, which will cost you $1,247.40 instead of $1,782.00 — as follows:

  • Buy 6,000 to 11,000 Choice Privileges Rewards points = 15 percent discount
  • Buy 12,000 to 24,000 Choice Privileges Rewards points = 20 percent discount
  • Buy 25,000 to 180,000 Choice Privileges Rewards points = 30 percent discount

Hilton Honors: 100 Percent Bonus Points

Hilton Helsinki Kalastajatorppa
Photograph ©2017 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 80,000 Hilton Honors points for $800.00, which is $0.005 per point when factoring in the bonus points — but you have until the end of the day on Friday, March 11, 2022 to take advantage of this offer.

World of Hyatt: 30 Percent Discount

Hyatt Place Ocean City
Photograph ©2021 by Brian Cohen.

Until the end of the day on Monday, March 7, 2022, you can enjoy a discount of 30 percent on the purchase of a minimum of 5,000 World of Hyatt points up to a maximum of 55,000 points — that is, spend $924.00 instead of $1,320.00 to receive a total of 55,000 World of Hyatt points.

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.

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

Virgin Atlantic Airways Flying Club: Up to 70 Percent Bonus Miles

Virgin Atlantic Airways
Photograph ©2015 by Brian Cohen.

You can receive a bonus of up to 60 percent on Flying Club miles — or a bonus of up to 70 percent if you have earned Gold elite status or Silver elite status — through Friday, March 11, 2022 at midnight Greenwich Mean Time when you purchase a minimum of 5,000 Virgin Atlantic Airways Flying Club miles as follows:

  • Buy 5,000 to 24,000 Flying Club miles = 15 percent bonus Flying Club miles
  • Buy 25,000 to 69,000 Flying Club miles = 20 percent bonus Flying Club miles
  • Buy 70,000 to 119,000 Flying Club miles = 40 percent bonus Flying Club miles
  • Buy 120,000 to 200,000 Flying Club miles = 60 percent bonus Flying Club miles

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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