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Miles and Points On Sale — November 22 2021

Eight 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 22 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 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.

The frequent travel loyalty programs which are featured in this edition of miles and points on sale are:

  • Hilton Honors
  • World of Hyatt
  • Marriott Bonvoy
  • Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan
  • American Airlines AAdvantage
  • Copa Airlines ConnectMiles
  • Etihad Airways Etihad Guest
  • JetBlue Airways TrueBlue

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 7,000 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, December 7, 2021 to take advantage of this offer.

World of Hyatt: 30 Percent Discount

Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay
Photograph ©2015 by Brian Cohen.

Until the end of the day on Thursday, December 30, 2021, 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.

Marriott Bonvoy: 45 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 45 percent more points through Wednesday, December 8, 2021. Marriott Bonvoy credit card holders will have an extra week to purchase points through Wednesday, December 15, 2021. Points may be purchased in increments of 1,000 up to 50,000 or in increments of 5,000 up to 100,000. Bonus points are not included in the annual maximum purchase amount. Purchased points do not count towards Marriott Bonvoy elite status. Points purchased will be processed into your Marriott Bonvoy membership account within 72 hours after the transaction is complete. Members globally who purchase points with a China UnionPay credit card — starting with digits 62 — can get a discount of ten percent on purchases of a minimum of 2,000 Marriott Bonvoy points.

Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan: Up to 50 Percent Bonus Miles

Alaska Airlines
Photograph ©2013 by Brian Cohen.

The regular price for purchasing Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan miles is $27.50 per 1,000 miles; but until Thursday, December 23, 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 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 30 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 up to a 35 percent discount — that is a total of 150,000 AAdvantage miles for a cost of $3,386.25 instead of $4,837.50 — through the end of the day on Thursday, November 25, 2021 as follows:

  • Buy or gift 5,000 to 19,000 AAdvantage miles = 5 percent discount
  • Buy or gift 20,000 to 29,000 AAdvantage miles = 10 percent discount
  • Buy or gift 30,000 to 39,000 AAdvantage miles = 15 percent discount
  • Buy or gift 40,000 to 49,000 AAdvantage miles = 20 percent discount
  • Buy or gift 50,000 to 74,000 AAdvantage miles = 25 percent discount
  • Buy or gift 75,000 to 150,000 AAdvantage miles = 30 percent discount

Copa Airlines ConnectMiles: 40 Percent Discount

Copa Airlines airplane.
Photograph ©2019 by Brian Cohen.

Enjoy a discount of 40 percent on Copa Airlines ConnectMiles with a minimum purchase of 3,000 miles through Monday, November 29, 2021.

Etihad Airways Etihad Guest: Up to 70 Percent Bonus Miles

Etihad Airways airplane in Abu Dhabi
Photograph ©2015 by Brian Cohen.

Until today, Monday, November 22, 2021 at 11:59 in the evening Pacific Standard Time, you can purchase a minimum of 4,000 Etihad Guest miles and receive up to 70 percent bonus miles with Etihad Airways:

  • Buy 4,000 to 14,000 Etihad Guest miles and receive a 40 percent bonus
  • Buy 15,000 to 30,000 Etihad Guest miles and receive a 50 percent bonus
  • Buy a minimum of 31,000 Etihad Guest miles and receive a 70 percent bonus

JetBlue Airways TrueBlue: Up to 70 Percent Bonus

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

Until the end of the day today, Monday, November 22, 2021, you can purchase a minimum of 3,000 TrueBlue points and receive a bonus of up to 70 percent with JetBlue Airways as follows:

  • Buy 3,000 to 14,500 TrueBlue points = 25 percent bonus
  • Buy 15,000 to 29,500 TrueBlue points = 40 percent bonus
  • Buy 30,000 to 50,000 TrueBlue points = 70 percent bonus

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, ©2013, ©2015, ©2017, ©2018, ©2019, and ©2020 by Brian Cohen.


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