Buy Miles & Points Promos Expiring Soon: United Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Radisson Rewards & SPG

Good morning everyone, I hope you had a great weekend.  I recently went through all the links on my buy miles / points page and noticed that a few promos are ending in the next week or two.  I don’t recommend buying miles and points unless you have an award ticket or award night stay in mind, but if you do need some extra miles / points, it’s better to buy them when they are at a discount or offering a bonus.  Without further ado, here are the 4 promos ending in the next few days.

United Airlines: Get up to 85% Bonus on Miles (Expires July 11, 2018)

United Airlines seems to run buy miles promos often.  A 100% bonus was the highest I’ve seen recently, so an 85% bonus is almost as good.  This is a tiered bonus, so your price per mile (PPM) will depend on how many miles you purchase.

Here are the complete terms and conditions for the United Airlines buy miles promo:

  • Promotional offer valid until 11:59 p.m. CT on July 11, 2018.
  • Miles are available in increments of 1,000 up to a maximum of 81,000 miles.
  • Bonuses will be calculated on a per transaction basis only. The bonus amount applicable to a transaction is shown in the chart. Transactions may not be aggregated to calculate the bonus.
  • Bonus Miles will generally be credited to the recipient’s MileagePlus account when the transaction is complete; provided that certain transactions may take up to 48 hours.
  • Bonus miles count towards the 150,000 mile annual limit per account.
  • Purchase up to 150,000 miles per account per calendar year.
  • Credit card will be billed immediately upon purchase.
  • Mileage rates and other fees and offer terms are subject to change.
  • Pricing is only available for purchases made through
  • Miles are nonrefundable.
  • Purchased miles do not count toward MileagePlus Premier® status.
  • All MileagePlus Program Rules and terms and conditions apply.
  • GST/HST is charged to Canadian residents.
  • Powered by Points to purchase United MileagePlus miles. Transaction will appear as ‘Points United Miles’.

Alaska Airlines: Get up to 40% Bonus on Miles (Expires July 13, 2018)

Alaska Airlines also seems to run buy miles promos often.  A 40% bonus is pretty good for Alaska Airlines miles.  This is a tiered bonus, so your price per mile (PPM) will depend on how many miles you purchase.

Here are the complete terms and conditions for the Alaska Airlines buy miles promo:

  • Only Mileage Plan™ members who receive this offer directly from Alaska Airlines via email are qualified to participate.​​ ​This is an exclusive, non-transferable​ ​offer for​ the​ intended recipient only and may not be forwarded.
  • Transactions must be completed between ​6:00 AM PST May 21, 2018 and 11:59 PM PST July 13, 2018 to be eligible for bonus miles.
  • Miles are purchased from Inc. for a cost of $27.50 per 1,000 miles, plus a 7.5% Federal Excise Tax*, and GST/HST for Canadian residents. Miles are non-refundable and do not count toward MVP and MVP/Gold status. Offer is subject to change and all terms and conditions of the Mileage Plan Program apply.
  • Inc. is collecting Federal Excise Tax on behalf of Alaska Airlines Inc. Alaska Airlines Inc. has the obligation to collect Federal Excise Tax and remit the tax to the appropriate government agency.

Radisson Rewards: Get up to 50% Bonus on Points (Expires July 18, 2018)

Radisson Rewards currently has a tiered points bonus, so your price per point (PPP) will depend on how many points you purchase.

Here are the complete terms and conditions for the Radisson Rewards buy points promo:

  • Price includes all applicable fees. GST/HST will be charged to Canadian residents. Points purchased using this option are non-refundable and will post within 24 hours. All Purchase Terms and Conditions and all standard Radisson Rewards Program Terms and Conditions apply to your purchase and use of points.
  • Promotion Terms and Conditions:
  • The Up To 50% More Points offer (the “Offer”) is valid for points purchased between Monday, June 18, 2018 at 12:01 am EDT through Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at 11:59 pm EDT (“Offer Period”) only. Radisson Rewards members will receive a point bonus equal to up to 50% for purchases of 3,000 to 40,000 points. Buy 3,000 – 10,000 points and receive 10% bonus points. Buy 11,000 – 30,000 points and receive 25% bonus points. Buy 31,000 – 40,000 points and receive 50% bonus points. Bonus points will not be applied to the yearly 40,000-point purchase maximum. Bonus points and purchased points will be posted to the member’s account as one transaction within 24-48 hours of purchase. This offer does not apply to points purchased as a gift. Radisson Rewards reserves the right to add, modify, or discontinue the Offer without notice. Void where prohibited by law. Other exclusions may apply. By participating in this Offer, you agree and consent to these Terms and Conditions, the Purchase Terms and Conditions (except as modified above), Radisson Rewards Program Terms and Conditions

SPG: Get up to 35% Off Points (Expires July 20, 2018)

Last but not least, SPG has a buy miles promo with a flat 35% discount, when you purchase at least 5,000 SPG points.  This could be your last chance to buy SPG points before the Marriott points merger.  Remember, 1 SPG Point is worth 3 Marriott Rewards Points.

Here are the complete terms and conditions for the SPG buy points promo:

  • Transactions must be completed between 9:00 AM ET June 15, 2018 and 11:59 PM ET July 20, 2018 to be eligible for the discount. Purchased points do not count towards Preferred Guest, Gold Preferred Guest, or Platinum Preferred Guest Status. Transactions are final and nonrefundable. All other terms and conditions of the Starwood Preferred Guest Program apply.
  • Please Note: Excluding promo periods, cost is $.035 per point. Purchase up to 30,000 per account per calendar year; points are applicable toward all Starpoint awards but do not count toward elite status. All other Starwood Preferred Guest program rules, terms and conditions apply.
  • Starpoints earned by using your Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express will post to your Starwood Preferred Guest account 6-12 weeks after the end of each month.
  • If you would like to send Starpoints as a gift, please visit Starpoint Purchase for Family & Friends.
  • Starpoint purchases can be made by members whose accounts have been active for a minimum of 14 days. Accounts that are less than the required 14 days in age will have the purchase attempt cancelled.

As a reminder, you can see all currently running buy miles / points promos here.  If you have any questions about these buy miles / points promos, please leave a comment below.  Have a great day everyone!

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