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Miles and Points On Sale — November 18 2022

Twelve 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 — November 18 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 — especially when the offer is touted as a “mystery bonus” or some other vague term.

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 One Rewards
  • Marriott Bonvoy
  • Air Canada Aeroplan
  • Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan
  • American Airlines AAdvantage
  • British Airways Executive Club
  • JetBlue Airways TrueBlue
  • United Airlines MileagePlus
  • Virgin Atlantic Airways Flying Club

Choice Privileges: Up to 40 Percent Bonus Points

Comfort Inn and Suites
Photograph ©2020 by Brian Cohen.

You only have until Saturday, December 3, 2022 to take advantage of receiving a bonus of up to 40 percent on your purchase of Choice Privileges points with a minimum purchase of 15,000 Choice Privileges Rewards points in one transaction — and the maximum amount of points which you can purchase this year is 180,000 points — as follows:

  • Buy 15,000 to 24,000 Choice Privileges Rewards points = 30 percent bonus
  • Buy 25,000 to 180,000 Choice Privileges Rewards points = 40 percent bonus

Hilton Honors: 100 Percent Bonus Points

Hilton Hotels & Resorts
Photograph ©2015 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 160,000 Hilton Honors points for $1,600.00, which is $0.005 per point when factoring in the bonus points — but you have until the end of the day on Tuesday, November 22, 2022 to take advantage of this offer.

World of Hyatt: 25 Percent Bonus

Hyatt Place Ocean City
Photograph ©2021 by Brian Cohen.

Until the end of the day on Monday, November 28, 2022, you can enjoy a bonus of 25 percent on the purchase of a minimum of 5,000 World of Hyatt points — that is, spend a maximum of $1,320.00 to receive a total of 68,750 World of Hyatt points instead of a total of 55,000 World of Hyatt points.

IHG One Rewards: 100 Percent Bonus Points

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

You have until the end of the day on Thursday, December 29, 2022 to take advantage of receiving a bonus of 100 percent on IHG One Rewards points with a minimum purchase of 5,000 IHG One Rewards base points and up to an expanded maximum limit of 250,000 IHG Rewards base points for $2,500.00 — not including the bonus points.

Marriott Bonvoy: 25 Percent Discount

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 a discount of 25 percent through Tuesday, December 20, 2022.

Air Canada Aeroplan: Up to 115 Percent Bonus Points

Air Canada
Photograph ©2022 by Brian Cohen.

In what is being touted as a mystery bonus — until the end of the day on Monday, November 28, 2022 — you can purchase or gift a minimum of 15,000 Aeroplan points and receive a bonus of up to 115 percent as follows:

  • Buy 10,000 to 45,000 Aeroplan points = 60 percent bonus Aeroplan points
  • Buy 50,000 to 90,000 Aeroplan points = 80 percent bonus Aeroplan points
  • Buy a minimum of 100,000 Aeroplan points = 115 percent bonus Aeroplan points

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 Friday, December 23, 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 Wednesday, November 30, 2022 as follows:

  • Buy or gift 5,000 to 54,000 AAdvantage miles = 20 percent discount
  • Buy or gift 55,000 to 149,000 AAdvantage miles = 25 percent discount
  • Buy or gift 150,000 AAdvantage miles = 35 percent discount

British Airways Executive Club: 50 Percent Bonus Avios

British Airways Airbus A320-232
Photograph ©2017 by Brian Cohen.

Until Sunday, November 20, 2022, you can purchase or gift a minimum of 5,000 Avios up to a maximum of 200,000 Avios and receive a bonus of up to 50 percent Avios — or receive up to 300,000 total Avios

JetBlue Airways TrueBlue: Up to 40 Percent Discount

JetBlue Airways A318-321 airplane
Photograph ©2015 by Brian Cohen.

Until the end of the day on Tuesday, November 22, 2022, you can purchase a minimum of 3,000 TrueBlue points and receive a discount of up to 40 percent with JetBlue Airways as follows:

  • Buy 3,000 to 19,500 TrueBlue points = 20 percent discount
  • Buy 20,000 to 39,000 TrueBlue points = 30 percent discount
  • Buy 40,000 to 70,000 TrueBlue points = 40 percent discount

United Airlines MileagePlus: Up to 40 Percent Discount

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

Until the end of the day on Sunday, November 20, 2022, you can purchase or gift up to a maximum of 175,000 miles and receive a discount of up to 40 percent as follows:

  • Buy 5,000 to 14,000 MileagePlus miles = 20 percent discount
  • Buy 15,000 to 39,000 MileagePlus miles = 30 percent discount
  • Buy 40,000 to 175,000 MileagePlus miles = 40 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 70 percent on Flying Club miles through today, Friday, November 18, 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 = 20 percent bonus Flying Club miles
  • Buy 25,000 to 69,000 Flying Club miles = 30 percent bonus Flying Club miles
  • Buy 70,000 to 119,000 Flying Club miles = 50 percent bonus Flying Club miles
  • Buy 120,000 to 200,000 Flying Club miles = 70 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 have purchased miles and points 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, ©2014, ©2015, ©2017, ©2018, ©2021, and ©2022 by Brian Cohen.


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