Miles and Points On Sale — May 25 2019
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 — May 25 2019
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.
For this edition of miles and points on sale, the Hilton Honors, World of Hyatt, Choice Privileges, United Airlines MileagePlus and Aegean Airlines Miles+Bonus frequent travel loyalty programs are featured.
Hilton Honors: Up to 100 Percent Bonus
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 $800.00, which is $0.005 per point — but you only have until until Monday, May 28, 2019 to take advantage of this offer.
World of Hyatt: Up to 40 Percent Bonus
Until Tuesday, June 11, 2019, you can purchase up to a maximum of 55,000 miles and receive a bonus of up to 40 percent as follows — that is, spend $1,320.00 to receive a total of 77,000 World of Hyatt points — before taxes and fees:
- Buy 5,000 to 9,000 World of Hyatt points = 20 percent bonus = $28.00 per 1,000 miles
- Buy 10,000 to 19,000 World of Hyatt points = 30 percent bonus = $23.33 per 1,000 miles
- Buy 20,000 to 55,000 World of Hyatt points = 40 percent bonus = $20.00 per 1,000 miles
Choice Privileges Rewards: Up to 30 Percent Bonus
The regular price for purchasing Choice Privileges Rewards points is $11.00 per 1,000 points; but until Monday, May 27, 2019, you can receive a bonus of 30 percent on any purchase of a minimum of 5,000 Choice Privileges points — up to a maximum limit of 160,000 Choice Privileges Rewards.
United Airlines MileagePlus: Up to 75 Percent Bonus
The regular price for purchasing United Airlines MileagePlus miles is $35.00 per 1,000 miles; but until Saturday, June 1, 2019, you can purchase up to a maximum of 100,000 miles and receive a bonus of up to 75 percent as follows — that is, spend $3,500.00 to receive a total of 175,000 MileagePlus miles — before taxes and fees:
- Buy 5,000 to 14,000 MileagePlus miles = 25 percent bonus = $28.00 per 1,000 miles
- Buy 15,000 to 29,000 MileagePlus miles = 50 percent bonus = $23.33 per 1,000 miles
- Buy 30,000 to 100,000 MileagePlus miles = 75 percent bonus = $20.00 per 1,000 miles
Aegean Airlines Miles+Bonus: Up to 40 Percent Bonus
The regular price for purchasing Aegean Airlines Miles+Bonus miles is €25.00 per 1,000 miles; but until Monday, May 27, 2019, you can purchase up to a maximum of 50,000 miles and receive a bonus of up to 40 percent as follows, before taxes and fees:
- Buy 1,000 to 2,000 Miles+Bonus miles = 20 percent bonus
- Buy 3,000 to 10,000 Miles+Bonus miles = 25 percent bonus
- Buy 11,000 to 20,000 Miles+Bonus miles = 30 percent bonus
- Buy 21,000 to 30,000 Miles+Bonus miles = 35 percent bonus
- Buy 31,000 to 50,000 Miles+Bonus miles = 40 percent bonus
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.
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