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Miles and Points On Sale — November 8 2021

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 — November 8 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:

  • Choice Privileges
  • Hilton Honors
  • IHG Rewards
  • Marriott Bonvoy
  • Wyndham Rewards
  • American Airlines AAdvantage
  • Iberia Plus
  • JetBlue Airways TrueBlue
  • Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards

Choice Privileges: Up to 30 Percent Bonus Points

Comfort Inn and Suites
Photograph ©2020 by Brian Cohen.

You only have until today, Monday, November 8, 2021 to take advantage of receiving a bonus of up to 30 percent on your purchase of Choice Privileges points with a minimum purchase of 4,000 Choice Privileges points in one transaction — and the maximum amount of points which you can purchase this year is 180,000 points, which will cost you $1,962.00 for a total of 234,000 points — as follows:

  • Buy 4,000 to 7,000 Choice Privileges points = 15 percent bonus Choice Privileges points
  • Buy 8,000 to 15,000 Choice Privileges points = 20 percent bonus Choice Privileges points
  • Buy 16,000 to 180,000 Choice Privileges points = 30 percent bonus Choice Privileges points

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.

IHG Rewards: 100 Percent Bonus Points

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

You have until the end of the day today, Monday, November 8, 2021 to take advantage of receiving a bonus of 100 percent on IHG Rewards points with a minimum purchase of 30,000 IHG Rewards base points and up to a maximum limit of 250,000 IHG Rewards base points for $2,500.00 — not including the bonus 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.

Wyndham Rewards: 25 Percent Discount

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 in one calendar year and get a discount of 25 percent more points on your purchase through Friday, November 12, 2021.

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

Iberia Plus: 50 Percent Bonus Avios

Iberia
Photograph ©2018 by Brian Cohen.

Until Friday, November 12, 2021, you can purchase or gift up to a maximum of 200,000 miles and receive a bonus of 50 percent Iberia Avios — but the minimum purchase is 2,000 Iberia Avios.

JetBlue Airways TrueBlue: Up to 70 Percent Bonus

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

Until the end of the day on 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

Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards: Up to 75 Percent Bonus Points

Southwest Airlines
Photograph ©2018 by Brian Cohen.

Until Tuesday, November 16, 2021, purchase a minimum of 5,000 Rapid Rewards points and receive a bonus of up to 75 percent bonus Rapid Rewards points as follows:

  • Buy 5,000 to 9,000 Rapid Rewards points = 65 percent bonus Rapid Rewards points
  • Buy 10,000 to 14,000 Rapid Rewards points = 70 percent bonus Rapid Rewards points
  • Buy a minimum of 15,000 Rapid Rewards points = 75 percent bonus Rapid Rewards points

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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