Buy Miles/Points Promos Ending Soon: Alaska Airlines 40% Bonus, IHG 100% Bonus, American Airlines 42.5K Bonus & Choice Hotels 40% Bonus

Updated 1:40pm PT on 10/29: Alaska Airlines has extended their buy mils promo through October 30.


Good afternoon everyone.  I was working on my Buy Miles & Points Page and found a few offers that are ending in the next 7 days.  Always check the math to make sure that buying miles & points makes sense for you.  Do not buy miles & points speculatively unless you have a use in mind.  With that said, here are the 4 promos that are ending in the next 7 days. First up, Alaska Airlines is offering a 40% bonus when you purchase 20,000+ Alaska Airlines milesThis offer expires on October 28.  Offer extended through October 30.

Here are the complete terms & conditions of the Alaska Airlines promo:

  • Transactions must be completed between 6:00 AM PST October 22, 2018 and 11:59 PM PST October 28, 2018 to be eligible for bonus miles.
  • Miles are purchased from Points.com 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.
  • Points.com 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.

Up next, IHG is offering up to a 100% bonus, based on the number of IHG Rewards Club points you purchase.  This offer expires on October 31.

Here are the complete terms & conditions of the IHG Rewards Club promo:

Offer available for purchases made between 12:00 AM ET October 09, 2018, and 11:59 PM ET October 31, 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.


Up next, American Airlines is offering up to 42,500 bonus miles, based on the number of American Airlines miles you purchase.  This offer expires on November 2.

Here are the complete terms & conditions of the American Airlines promo:

To be eligible for a the bonus miles AAdvantage members must purchase 20,000 AAdvantage miles or more in a single transaction from the Buy or Gift Miles program beginning 12:00:00am CT on October 1, 2018 to 11:59:59pm CT on November 2, 2018. To be eligible to earn an extra 10% discount AAdvantage members must purchase by 11:59:59pm CT on October 8, 2018. The prices shown will include an applicable discount. The applicable discount applies to the AAdvantage miles purchased and does not apply towards taxes or the $35 transaction processing fee. The bonus miles earned are calculated based on each individual purchase amount and the corresponding bonus award. Bonus miles earned do not count toward the annual purchase limits. The applicable bonus miles are awarded to the recipient for Gift Miles transactions.

The miles purchased with the Buy Miles program and received with the Gift Miles program do not count towards AAdvantage Gold, AAdvantage Platinum, AAdvantage Platinum Pro, AAdvantage Executive Platinum or AAdvantage Million MilerSM status qualification. Transactions are nonrefundable and nonreversible. The miles successfully purchased or transferred usually post to the designated account right away, but please allow up to 8 hours for processing. Each AAdvantage member is limited to purchasing or receiving in a calendar year, a combined total of no more than 150,000 AAdvantage miles. Miles purchased through the Buy Miles program or received as a gift through the Gift Miles program count against this total. A confirmation email will be sent to the primary buyer/gifter and/or recipient, using the email address(es) associated with the AAdvantage account(s) and any additional email address provided. AAdvantage accounts less than 30 days old are not permitted to Buy or Gift Miles. Prices are in U.S. dollars and do not include applicable taxes or $35 per transaction processing charge. The promotion, pricing and/or fee to Buy, Gift or Share Miles is subject to change without notice. Your credit card company may add a currency conversion fee.


Lastly, Choice Hotels has a mystery bonus of 20%, 30%, or 40% bonus.  This offer expires on November 2.  Unfortunately, I was only targeted for the 20% bonus, but that is fine, since I do not have any upcoming Choice Hotel stays.

Here are the complete terms & conditions of the Choice Hotels promo:

Transactions must be completed between 9:00 AM ET October 3, 2018 and 11:59 PM ET November 2, 2018 to be eligible for a bonus on points. Offer is valid only for use by the intended Choice Privileges member who received this email. Access to or use of this email offer by anyone else is unauthorized and invalid. Each intended recipient is eligible to receive a 20%, 30% or 40% point bonus on purchases of 5,000 Choice Privileges Points or more. The specific point bonus for which the intended recipient is eligible has been pre-assigned by Choice. Selecting “REVEAL YOUR MYSTERY BONUS” will not trigger a chance-based outcome. Points will be posted to your Choice Privileges account within 24 hours after your transaction is complete. Purchased points do not count toward Elite Status or Lifetime Elite Gold Status. Transactions are final and non-refundable. Offer may not be valid for all members. Choice Hotels reserves the right to amend these terms or terminate this promotion at any time. All other terms and conditions of the Choice Privileges Rewards Program apply. For program details, eligible rates, eligible countries and point redemption rules, visit www.ChoiceHotels.com/CPrules.

Price includes all applicable fees. Members may buy or receive up to a total of 50,000 points in a calendar year. Purchased points are not refundable and are applicable towards all Choice Privileges awards. Points purchased using this option will post within 24 hours. Purchased points do not count towards status upgrades. All standard Choice Privileges program rules and conditions apply.

If you are looking for any other buy miles & points promos, check out this page for all of the current offers.  If you have any questions about any of these promos, please leave a comment below.  Have a great day everyone!

2 thoughts on “Buy Miles/Points Promos Ending Soon: Alaska Airlines 40% Bonus, IHG 100% Bonus, American Airlines 42.5K Bonus & Choice Hotels 40% Bonus

  1. Kalboz

    World of Hyatt has launched buy points sale at 40% bonus through November 27, 2018, at 1.714 cents per point:

    https://storefront.points.com/world-of-hyatt/en-US/buy?irgwc=1&referralCode=82d71912d94411e88348016e0a1c0e12

    But be aware! After all the recent devaluations, this isn’t a good deal and I value WoH points at less than 1.5 CPP. Hyatt seems to be having one “enhancement” after another:

    – More than doubling stay requirements to achieve highest status in the new WoH program (3/2017)
    – Destruction of the P+C option
    – taking away the UA Club 2 annual passes (little things mean a lot)
    – and, now, this further devaluation of adding new category 8 … stay tuned!

    I’m afraid of what’s the next enhancement will be next!

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    1. Grant Post author

      You are definitely right. If you are not paying close attention, these hotel loyalty programs slowly inch their awards higher and higher, without any notice. Very disappointing.

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