Miles and Points On Sale — November 30 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 — November 30 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.

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

  • World of Hyatt
  • IHG Rewards Club
  • Radisson Rewards
  • Choice Privileges Rewards
  • American Airlines AAdvantage
  • United Airlines MileagePlus
  • Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan

World of Hyatt: 40 Percent Bonus

Hyatt Regency Atlanta

Photograph ©2015 by Brian Cohen.

Until Tuesday, December 31, 2019, you can purchase up to a maximum of 55,000 miles and receive a bonus of 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.

You can purchase as few as 5,000 World of Hyatt points to qualify for the bonus of 40 percent, as unlike past offers, no tiers with minimum amounts to spend are required in order to qualify for the maximum bonus of this offer.

IHG Rewards Club: 80 Percent Bonus Plus 10 Percent Discount on Purchase

Hotel Indigo Atlanta Midtown

Photograph ©2017 by Brian Cohen.

Until Monday, December 30, 2019 to take advantage of receiving a bonus of 80 percent on any purchase of a minimum of 3,000 IHG Rewards Club points while simultaneously saving ten percent on your purchase — up to a maximum limit of 100,000 IHG Rewards Club points for $900.00 instead of $1,000.00.

Radisson Rewards: Up to 100 Percent Bonus

Radisson Blu Helsinki

Photograph ©2017 by Brian Cohen.

You only have until Tuesday, December 3, 2019 to take advantage of receiving a bonus of up to 100 percent on any purchase of a minimum of 5,000 Radisson Rewards points — up to a maximum limit of 80,000 Radisson Rewards points for $560.00.

Choice Privileges Rewards: 40 Percent Bonus

Comfort Suites Texarkana Choice Hotels

Photograph ©2017 by Brian Cohen.

You only have until Thursday, December 5, 2019 to take advantage of receiving a bonus of 40 percent on any purchase of Choice Privileges Rewards points — up to a maximum limit of 80,000 Radisson Rewards points.

American Airlines AAdvantage: Up to 100,000 Bonus Miles

American Airlines

Photograph ©2018 by Brian Cohen.

Until Tuesday, December 3, 2019, you can purchase up to a maximum of 150,000 miles and receive a bonus of up to 120,000 AAdvantage miles as follows:

  • Buy 10,000 to 24,000 AAdvantage miles = 3,000 bonus AAdvantage miles
  • Buy 25,000 to 49,000 AAdvantage miles = 9,000 bonus AAdvantage miles
  • Buy 50,000 to 74,000 AAdvantage miles = 27,000 bonus AAdvantage miles
  • Buy 75,000 to 99,000 AAdvantage miles = 48,000 bonus AAdvantage miles
  • Buy 100,000 to 149,000 AAdvantage miles = 72,000 bonus AAdvantage miles
  • Buy 150,000 AAdvantage miles = 120,000 bonus AAdvantage miles

United Airlines MileagePlus: Up to 100 Percent Bonus Miles

United Airlines

Photograph ©2016 by Brian Cohen.

Until Wednesday, December 11, 2019, you can purchase up to a maximum of 87,500 miles and receive a bonus of up to 100 percent MileagePlus miles as follows:

  • Buy 5,000 to 19,000 MileagePlus miles = 30 percent bonus MileagePlus miles
  • Buy 20,000 to 34,000 MileagePlus miles = 50 percent MileagePlus miles
  • Buy 35,000 to 87,500 MileagePlus miles = 100 percent MileagePlus miles

Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan: Up to 50 Percent Bonus

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 Monday, December 23, 2019, you can purchase up to a maximum of 60,000 points and receive a bonus of up to 50 percent as follows, before taxes:

  • Buy 10,000 to 19,000 Mileage Plan miles = 20 percent bonus
  • Buy 20,000 to 39,000 Mileage Plan miles = 35 percent bonus
  • Buy 40,000 to 60,000 Mileage Plan miles = 50 percent bonus

Summary

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, ©2015, ©2016, ©2017 and ©2018 by Brian Cohen.


 

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