Miles and Points On Sale — October 4 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 — October 4 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:

  • Hilton Honors
  • Marriott Bonvoy
  • World of Hyatt
  • IHG Rewards Club
  • Choice Privileges Rewards
  • United Airlines MileagePlus
  • Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan

Hilton Honors: Up to 100 Percent Bonus

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 5,000 Hilton Honors points — up to a maximum limit of 160,000 Hilton Honors points for $800.00, which is $0.005 per point — but you only have until until Tuesday, October 22, 2019 to take advantage of this offer.

Marriott Bonvoy: 30 Percent Discount

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 100,000 points for $875.00 — at a discount of 30 percent through Friday, October 18, 2019, which means $8.75 per 1,000 points. Marriott Bonvoy points typically cost $12.50 per 1,000 points.

World of Hyatt: 40 Percent Bonus

Hyatt Regency Atlanta

Photograph ©2015 by Brian Cohen.

Until Friday, October 18, 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 1,000 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

Hotel Indigo Atlanta Midtown

Photograph ©2017 by Brian Cohen.

You only have until until Friday, October 18, 2019 to take advantage of receiving a bonus of 80 percent on any purchase of a minimum of 7,000 IHG Rewards Club points — up to a maximum limit of 100,000 IHG Rewards Club points for $1,000.00.

Choice Privileges Rewards: Save 30 Percent on Purchase

Comfort Suites Texarkana Choice Hotels

Photograph ©2017 by Brian Cohen.

The regular price for purchasing Choice Privileges Rewards points is $11.00 per 1,000 points; but until Saturday, November 2, 2019, you can save 30 percent on the purchase of Choice Privileges Rewards points — up to a maximum limit of 250,000 Choice Privileges Rewards points — meaning that the price for purchasing Choice Privileges Rewards points is $7.70 per 1,000 points.

United Airlines MileagePlus: Up to 70 Percent Bonus

United Airlines

Photograph ©2016 by Brian Cohen.

The regular price for purchasing United Airlines MileagePlus miles is $35.00 per 1,000 miles; but until Tuesday, October 8, 2019, you can purchase up to a maximum of 175,000 miles and receive a bonus of up to 70 percent as follows:

  • Buy 5,000 to 14,000 MileagePlus miles = 25 percent bonus
  • Buy 15,000 to 29,000 MileagePlus miles = 40 percent bonus
  • Buy 30,000 to 102,000 MileagePlus miles = 70 percent bonus

Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan: Up to 40 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 Thursday, October 31, 2019, you can purchase up to a maximum of 60,000 points and receive a bonus of up to 40 percent — if you qualify for the “mystery” bonus; and some lucky people will be eligible for a bonus of up to 50 percent — as follows, before taxes:

  • Buy 10,000 to 19,000 Mileage Plan miles = 20 percent bonus = $24.60 per 1,000 miles
  • Buy 20,000 to 29,000 Mileage Plan miles = 30 percent bonus = $22.70 per 1,000 miles
  • Buy 30,000 to 60,000 Mileage Plan miles = 40 percent bonus = $21.10 per 1,000 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.

All photographs ©2012, ©2013, ©2015, ©2016 and ©2017 by Brian Cohen.


 

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