Hilton La Romana
Photograph ©2019 by Brian Cohen.

Miles and Points On Sale

Six 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 or gift miles or points is when they are on sale.

Miles and Points On Sale

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 150 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 this article — 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 latest edition of miles and points on sale are:

  • Choice Privileges
  • Hilton Honors
  • Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan
  • American Airlines AAdvantage
  • Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards
  • United Airlines MileagePlus

Choice Privileges: Up to 30 Percent Bonus Points or Up to 25 Percent Discount

Comfort Inn and Suites
Photograph ©2020 by Brian Cohen.

For this latest iteration with an interesting twist, you have a choice — pun intended — to take advantage of receiving either a bonus of 30 percent more Choice Privileges points or a discount of up to 25 percent on your purchase of Choice Privileges points — but you only have until Friday, February 3, 2023 with a minimum purchase of 4,000 Choice Privileges Rewards points in one transaction as follows:

  • Buy 4,000 to 7,000 Choice Privileges Rewards points and choose either:
    • 15 percent discount
    • 20 percent bonus Choice Privileges points
  • Buy 8,000 to 19,000 Choice Privileges Rewards points and choose either:
    • 20 percent discount
    • 25 percent bonus Choice Privileges points
  • Buy 20,000 to 180,000 Choice Privileges Rewards points and choose either:
    • 25 percent discount
    • 30 percent bonus Choice Privileges points

Hilton Honors: 100 Percent Bonus Points

Hilton Hotels & Resorts
Photograph ©2015 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 80,000 Hilton Honors points for $800.00, which is $0.005 per point when factoring in up to an additional 80,000 bonus points — but you have until the end of the day on Tuesday, March 7, 2023 to take advantage of this offer.

Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan: Up to 60 Percent Bonus Miles

Alaska Airlines Washington National Airport
Photograph ©2018 by Brian Cohen.

The regular price for purchasing Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan miles is $27.50 per 1,000 miles; but until Tuesday, February 28, 2023, you can purchase a minimum of 3,000 miles and receive a bonus of up to 60 percent more miles as follows:

  • Buy 3,000 to 19,000 Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan miles = 40 percent bonus Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan miles
  • Buy 20,000 to 39,000 Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan miles = 50 percent bonus Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan miles
  • Buy 40,000 to 100,000 Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan miles = 60 percent bonus Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan miles

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 Saturday, January 31, 2023 as follows:

  • Buy or gift 5,000 to 54,000 AAdvantage miles = 20 percent discount
  • Buy or gift 55,000 to 149,000 AAdvantage miles = 25 percent discount
  • Buy or gift 150,000 AAdvantage miles = 35 percent discount

Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards: 45 Percent Discount

Southwest Airlines
Photograph ©2018 by Brian Cohen.

Until Monday, February 20, 2023, purchase a minimum of 3,000 Rapid Rewards points and receive a discount of 45 percent on your purchase of Rapid Rewards points.

United Airlines MileagePlus: Up to 45 Percent Discount

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

Until the end of the day today, Friday, January 27, 2023, you can purchase or gift up to a maximum of 175,000 miles and receive a discount of up to 45 percent as follows:

  • Buy 5,000 to 14,000 MileagePlus miles = 15 percent discount
  • Buy 15,000 to 49,000 MileagePlus miles = 30 percent discount
  • Buy 50,000 to 175,000 MileagePlus miles = 45 percent discount

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 have purchased miles and points 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.

Note: instead of a separate article every time a new sale of miles or points is announced, this article is being used on an ongoing basis with updated information. All photographs ©2015, ©2017, ©2019, ©2020, and ©2021 by Brian Cohen.


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