Miles and Points On Sale — October 20 2020

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 — October 20 2020

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 occasional articles such as this one so that you can shop for miles and points from different frequent travel loyalty programs conveniently in one spot.

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

  • Choice Privileges Rewards
  • Hilton Honors
  • World of Hyatt
  • Marriott Bonvoy
  • Radisson Rewards
  • Air France and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines Flying Blue
  • Alaska Airlines
  • American Airlines AAdvantage
  • Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards
  • United Airlines MileagePlus

Choice Privileges Rewards: Mystery Discount — 25 Percent?

Comfort Suites Texarkana Choice Hotels

Photograph ©2017 by Brian Cohen.

You only have until Friday, November 6, 2020 to take advantage of receiving a mystery discount percent on your purchase of Choice Privileges Rewards points with a minimum purchase of 3,000 Choice Privileges Rewards points in one transaction. My discount was 25 percent.

Hilton Honors: 100 Percent Bonus Points

Hilton Garden Inn logo at Krakow Airport

Photograph ©2017 by Brian Cohen.

You can receive a bonus of 100 percent on any purchase of a minimum of 10,000 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 only have until Thursday, December 31, 2020 to take advantage of this offer.

World of Hyatt: 30 Percent Bonus Points

Hyatt Regency Atlanta

Photograph ©2015 by Brian Cohen.

Until Tuesday, November 24, 2020, you can enjoy a bonus of 30 percent on a purchase of a minimum of 5,000 points up to a maximum of 55,000 points — that is, spend $1,320.00 to receive a total of 71,500 World of Hyatt points instead of 55,000 World of Hyatt points — before taxes and fees.

Marriott Bonvoy: 50 Percent Bonus

Marriott Atlanta Perimeter

Photograph ©2017 by Brian Cohen.

You can buy a minimum of 2,000 Marriott Bonvoy points — up to a maximum total of 150,000 points for $1,875.00 — and get a bonus of 50 percent more points through Thursday, October 22, 2020. Including the maximum bonus of 75,000 points, that means your final cost is slightly greater than $8.33 per 1,000 points. Marriott Bonvoy points typically cost $12.50 per 1,000 points.

Radisson Rewards: 100 Percent Bonus

Radisson Blu Helsinki

Photograph ©2017 by Brian Cohen.

You only have until Sunday, October 25, 2020 to take advantage of receiving a bonus of 100 percent on any purchase of a minimum of 1,000 Radisson Rewards points — up to a maximum limit of 80,000 Radisson Rewards points for $560.00, which does not include the bonus points.

Air France and KLM Royal Dutch Airways Flying Blue: Up to 100 Percent Bonus Miles

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines

Photograph ©2017 by Brian Cohen.

Sharing the Flying Blue frequent flier loyalty program are Air France, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Transavia, Aircalin, Kenya Airways, and TAROM — plus, you can redeem Flying Blue miles for flights operated by many partner airlines. Until Thursday, December 31, 2020, you can purchase a minimum of 2,000 Flying Blue miles and receive a bonus of up to 100 percent more miles as follows:

  • Buy 2,000 to 10,000 Flying Blue miles = 50 percent bonus Flying Blue miles
  • Buy 12,000 to 28,000 Flying Blue miles = 75 percent bonus Flying Blue miles
  • Buy 30,000 Flying Blue miles = 100 percent bonus Flying Blue miles

Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan: Up to 50 Percent Bonus Miles — Or…

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 Saturday, October 31, 2020, 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 29,000 Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan miles = 40 percent discount
  • Buy 30,000 to 100,000 Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan miles = 50 percent discount

American Airlines AAdvantage: Up to 100 Percent Bonus Miles

American Airlines

Photograph ©2018 by Brian Cohen.

You can purchase or gift up to a maximum of 150,000 miles in order to receive up to 100 percent bonus miles — that is a total of 250,000 AAdvantage miles for a cost of $4,554.77 or slightly greater than 1.8 cents per mile — through Saturday, October 31, 2020 as follows:

  • Buy 15,000 to 25,000 AAdvantage miles = 5,000 bonus AAdvantage miles
  • Buy 26,000 to 39,000 AAdvantage miles = 10,000 bonus AAdvantage miles
  • Buy 40,000 to 59,000 AAdvantage miles = 15,000 bonus AAdvantage miles
  • Buy 60,000 to 74,000 AAdvantage miles = 25,000 bonus AAdvantage miles
  • Buy 75,000 to 89,000 AAdvantage miles = 35,000 bonus AAdvantage miles
  • Buy 90,000 to 99,000 AAdvantage miles = 50,000 bonus AAdvantage miles
  • Buy 100,000 to 124,000 AAdvantage miles = 60,000 bonus AAdvantage miles
  • Buy 125,000 to 149,000 AAdvantage miles = 80,000 bonus AAdvantage miles
  • Buy 150,000 AAdvantage miles = 100,000 bonus AAdvantage miles

Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards: Up to 70 Percent Bonus Points

Southwest Airlines

Photograph ©2018 by Brian Cohen.

Until Friday, , 2020, purchase a minimum of 3,000 Rapid Rewards points and receive a bonus of up to 70 percent more miles as follows:

  • Buy 3,000 to 9,000 Rapid Rewards points = 60 percent bonus Rapid Rewards points
  • Buy 10,000 to 14,000 Rapid Rewards points = 65 percent bonus Rapid Rewards points
  • Buy a minimum of 15,000 Rapid Rewards points = 70 percent bonus Rapid Rewards points

United Airlines MileagePlus: Up to 100 Percent Bonus Miles

United Airlines

Photograph ©2016 by Brian Cohen.

Until the end of the day Tuesday, October 27, 2020, you can purchase up to a maximum of 87,500 miles and receive a bonus of up to 100 percent more MileagePlus miles as follows:

  • Buy 3,000 to 14,000 MileagePlus miles = 30 percent bonus MileagePlus miles
  • Buy 15,000 to 39,000 MileagePlus miles = 50 percent bonus MileagePlus miles
  • Buy 40,000 to 87,500 MileagePlus miles = 100 percent bonus MileagePlus miles

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, ©2013, ©2017, and ©2018 by Brian Cohen.


 

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