United Airlines & IHG Buy Miles/Points Flash Sales: 100% Bonus

Updated at 3:15pm PT on 6/12: The 100% bonus on United Airlines miles is gone, but there are a few 70% bonus packages still left.

(Hat tip to Kal for the United Airlines email)

Good afternoon everyone.  I have 2 buy miles/points flash sale deals to share.  United Airlines is offering 20,000 bonus miles when you purchase one of their 20,000 mile packages.  IHG is also offering a 100% bonus on the number of IHG Points you purchase, with a minimum purchase of 5,000 IHG Points.  If you are short on a few United Airlines miles or IHG Points for your next redemption, take a look at these promos and take advantage of the deals.  I have added both offers to our Buy Miles/Points Page.

Here are the complete terms and conditions of this offer:

  • Promotional offer valid until 11:59 p.m. CT on June 19, 2018 OR when the 1,000 20,000-mile packages sell out – whichever is first.
  • The first 1,000 members who purchase 20,000 miles will receive 20,000 bonus miles. Timing and order of purchases will be determined by MileagePlus in its sole discretion.
  • Members may make only one purchase transaction in connection with this promotion.
  • Price displayed on this page does not include any fees or taxes.
  • Bonus miles will be credited to the recipient’s account when the transaction is complete.
  • Bonus miles count toward the 150,000-mile annual limit per account.
  • You may purchase up to 150,000 miles per account per calendar year.
  • The credit card used in the purchase will be billed immediately upon purchase.
  • Mileage rates and other applicable fees are subject to change.
  • Allow up to 48 hours for miles to process and post to your MileagePlus account.
  • Miles purchased are nonrefundable.
  • Purchased miles do not count toward MileagePlus Premier® status.
  • See here for all Terms and Conditions applicable to this transaction, which include United’s Privacy Policy and the MileagePlus Program Rules.
  • GST/HST is charged to Canadian residents.
  • If you use Powered by Points to purchase United MileagePlus miles, the transaction will appear as ‘Points United Miles’.
    Pricing is only available for purchases made through buymiles.mileageplus.com

IHG also just announced their own buy points promo.  This is a short, 4 day flash sale where you can get a 100% bonus on the number of IHG Points you purchase, with a minimum purchase of 5,000 IHG Points.

Here are the complete terms and conditions of this offer:

Offer available for purchases made between 12:00 AM ET June 12, 2018, and 11:59 PM ET June 15, 2018. This is an exclusive, non-transferable offer for the intended recipient only and may not be forwarded. Bonus points will be awarded upon completion of the transaction. Bonus points will be awarded to the recipient of the points purchase. Offer is subject to change. Offer cannot be combined with any other offer. Only purchases made online are eligible for the bonus.

Price includes all applicable fees. Purchased points are not refundable and are applicable toward all IHG® Rewards Club awards. Members may purchase a maximum of 100,000 points per calendar year and receive as a gift a maximum of 100,000 points per calendar year. Please allow 72 hours for points to post and appear in the recipient’s account. All other IHG® Rewards Club Terms and Conditions apply.

If you have any questions, please leave a comment below.  Have a great day everyone!

P.S. If you want to see similar deals, check out our Buy Miles/Points Page.

12 thoughts on “United Airlines & IHG Buy Miles/Points Flash Sales: 100% Bonus

  1. Kalboz

    Great, thanks – just in time.

    BTW, some of us will also get extra points for purchasing IHG as per Accelerate offer.

    Purchase Points Now and Stay Later
    Earn 1,000 bonus points when you purchase IHG® Rewards Club points and get a Reward Night faster.

        1. RNE

          Good question. When I opted for the 20,000+20,000 mile offer, it appeared to be a purchase from United, not Points.com. (https://buymiles.mileageplus.com/mileage-plus/en-US/buy) I checked out the link to buy a different amount of miles and that definitely went to Points.com.

          The transaction showed up on my credit card ambiguously: POINTS UNITED MILES. So, I’m not sure if my purchase was with United or Points. I’ll find out when the charge posts.

  2. RNE

    I happened to see UA’s e-mail as it came in. I snagged the 100% bonus. Still, I wonder if the purported 1000-person limit is genuine or just a gimmick to prompt immediacy.


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