Eleven 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 — September 20 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 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
World of Hyatt
Air France and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines Flying Blue
American Airlines AAdvantage
Caribbean Airlines Caribbean Miles
Emirates Airline Skywards
Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards
United Airlines MileagePlus
Choice Privileges Rewards: Up to 30 Percent Bonus Points
Air France and KLM Royal Dutch Airways Flying Blue: Up to 100 Percent Bonus Miles
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, September 30, 2021, you can purchase Flying Blue miles and receive a bonus of up to 100 percent more miles — Flying Blue members who have earned elite status may purchase up to 300,000 miles per transaction before the bonus is added; while other members may purchase a maximum of 100,000 miles — as follows:
Buy 2,000 to 8,000 Flying Blue miles = 50 percent bonus Flying Blue miles
Buy 10,000 to 18,000 Flying Blue miles = 70 percent bonus Flying Blue miles
Buy a minimum of 20,000 Flying Blue miles = 100 percent bonus Flying Blue miles
American Airlines AAdvantage: Up to 75 Percent Bonus Miles
Buy or gift 2,000 to 9,000 AAdvantage miles = 5 percent bonus
Buy or gift 10,000 to 24,000 AAdvantage miles = 10 percent bonus
Buy or gift 25,000 to 59,000 AAdvantage miles = 30 percent bonus
Buy or gift 60,000 to 89,000 AAdvantage miles = 50 percent bonus
Buy or gift 90,000 to 124,000 AAdvantage miles = 60 percent bonus
Buy or gift 125,000 to 150,000 AAdvantage miles = 75 percent bonus
Caribbean Airlines Caribbean Miles: 40 Percent Bonus Miles
You can buy or gift Caribbean Airlines Caribbean Miles and get a bonus of 40 percent more miles when your transaction is completed by Friday, October 15, 2021 at 11:59 in the evening Eastern Daylight Time — and although the maximum limit is 60,000 miles per transaction which you can purchase to get a total of 84,000 miles, the unusually interesting part of this promotion is that no minimum amount of miles is required for purchase to get the bonus.
Emirates Airline Skywards: Up to 35 Percent Discount
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.