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Miles and Points On Sale — September 8 2022

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 8 2022

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.

Note that you may get a different offer from some of the frequent travel loyalty programs than what are posted in this article — especially when the offer is touted as a “mystery bonus” or some other vague term.

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

  • Hilton Honors
  • World of Hyatt
  • IHG One Rewards
  • Marriott Bonvoy
  • American Airlines AAdvantage
  • British Airways Executive Club
  • Copa Airlines ConnectMiles
  • Finnair Plus
  • Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards
  • TAP Air Portugal Miles&Go
  • United Airlines MileagePlus

Hilton Honors: 80 Percent Bonus Points — or 100 Percent Bonus Points

Hilton Hotels & Resorts
Photograph ©2015 by Brian Cohen.

You can receive a bonus of up to 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 $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 Sunday, September 18, 2022 to take advantage of this offer.

World of Hyatt: 30 Percent Bonus

Hyatt Place Ocean City
Photograph ©2021 by Brian Cohen.

Until the end of the day on Friday, September 30, 2022, you can enjoy a bonus of 30 percent on the purchase of a minimum of 3,000 World of Hyatt points — that is, spend a maximum of $1,320.00 to receive a total of 71,500 World of Hyatt points instead of a total of 55,000 World of Hyatt points.

IHG One Rewards: 75 Percent Bonus Points

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

You have until the end of the day on Saturday, September 10, 2022 to take advantage of receiving a bonus of 75 percent on IHG Rewards points with a minimum purchase of 5,000 IHG Rewards base points and up to a maximum limit of 150,000 IHG Rewards base points for $1,500.00 — not including the bonus points.

Marriott Bonvoy: 25 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 a bonus of 25 percent more points through Thursday, September 15, 2022.

American Airlines AAdvantage: Up to 35 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 a discount of up to 35 percent — for a cost of $3,668.44 for 150,000 miles — through the end of the day on Friday, September 30, 2022 as follows:

  • Buy or gift 3,000 to 4,000 AAdvantage miles = 10 percent discount
  • Buy or gift 5,000 to 9,000 AAdvantage miles = 15 percent discount
  • Buy or gift 10,000 to 24,000 AAdvantage miles = 20 percent discount
  • Buy or gift 25,000 to 149,000 AAdvantage miles = 25 percent discount
  • Buy or gift 150,000 AAdvantage miles = 35 percent discount

British Airways Executive Club: 50 Percent Bonus Avios

British Airways Airbus A320-232
Photograph ©2017 by Brian Cohen.

Until Wednesday, September 14, 2022, you can purchase or gift a minimum of 2,000 Avios up to a maximum of 200,000 Avios and receive a bonus of up to 50 percent Avios — or receive up to 300,000 total Avios

Copa Airlines ConnectMiles: Up to 50 Percent Bonus Miles

Copa Airlines airplane.
Photograph ©2019 by Brian Cohen.

Enjoy a bonus of up to 50 percent on Copa Airlines ConnectMiles with a minimum purchase of 3,000 miles through tomorrow, Friday, September 9, 2022 as follows:

  • Buy or gift 3,000 to 4,000 ConnectMiles = 30 percent bonus ConnectMiles
  • Buy or gift 5,000 to 9,000 ConnectMiles = 40 percent bonus ConnectMiles
  • Buy or gift a minimum of 10,000 ConnectMiles = 50 percent bonus ConnectMiles

Finnair Plus: Up to 30 Percent Discount

Finnair
Photograph ©2018 by Brian Cohen.

Through Sunday, September 11, 2022 , you can purchase Finnair Plus points — up to a maximum of 200,000 Finnair Plus points — in order to receive a discount of up to 30 percent as follows:

  • Buy 6,000 to 19,000 Finnair Plus points = 10 percent discount
  • Buy 20,000 to 59,000 Finnair Plus points = 20 percent discount
  • Buy 60,000 to 200,000 Finnair Plus points = 30 percent discount

Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards: 45 Percent Discount

Southwest Airlines
Photograph ©2018 by Brian Cohen.

Until Thursday, September 22, 2022, purchase a minimum of 3,000 Rapid Rewards points and receive a discount of 45 percent bonus Rapid Rewards points.

TAP Air Portugal Miles&Go: Up to 300 Percent Bonus

TAP Air Portugal
Photograph ©2018 by Brian Cohen.

You can purchase TAP Air Portugal Miles&Go miles — up to a maximum of 20,000 Miles&Go miles — in order to receive a bonus of up to 300 percent through Sunday, October 2, 2022 as follows:

  • Buy 8,000 to 16,000 Miles&Go miles = 150 percent bonus Miles&Go miles
  • Buy 18,000 Miles&Go miles = 200 percent bonus Miles&Go miles
  • Buy 20,000 Miles&Go miles = 300 percent bonus Miles&Go miles

United Airlines MileagePlus: Up to 100 Percent Bonus

United Airlines Boeing 777-222(ER) airplane
Photograph ©2017 by Brian Cohen.

Until the end of the day on Wednesday, September 21, 2022, you can purchase or gift up to a maximum of 175,000 miles and receive a bonus of up to 100 percent as follows:

  • Buy 5,000 to 14,000 MileagePlus miles = 50 percent bonus
  • Buy 15,000 to 39,000 MileagePlus miles = 75 percent bonus
  • Buy 40,000 to 175,000 MileagePlus miles = 100 percent bonus

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, ©2015, ©2018, ©2019, ©2020, and ©2021 by Brian Cohen.


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