Updated 11:20am PT on 7/22: I added the latest Alaska Airlines buy miles promo to the end of this post.
Good afternoon everyone. I was working on my Buy Miles & Points Page and found 10 offers ending in the next 2 months. 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 is a quick summary of the 10 buy miles/points promos ending in July and August:
- Radisson Hotels – Buy Radisson Rewards Points with up to a 50% Bonus! (Offer expires July 28, 2019)
- Avianca Airlines – Buy Avianca Airlines LifeMiles with a 145% Bonus! (Offer expires July 31, 2019)
- JetBlue – Buy JetBlue TrueBlue Points with up to a 40% Discount! (Offer expires July 31, 2019)
- American Airlines – Buy American Airlines AAdvantage Miles with a 10% Discount + up to 100,000 Bonus Miles! (Offer expires August 2, 2019)
- Spirit Airlines – Buy Spirit Airlines Free Spirit Miles with up to a 40% Bonus! (Offer expires August 9, 2019)
- Air France / KLM – Buy Air France / KLM Flying Blue Miles with a 50% Bonus! (Offer expires August 11, 2019)
- Southwest Airlines – Buy Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Points with up to a 40% Discount! (Offer expires August 14, 2019)
- Choice Hotels – Buy Choice Hotels Rewards Points with a 25% Discount! (Offer expires August 22, 2019)
- IHG Hotels – Buy IHG Rewards Club Points with a 100% Bonus! (Offer expires August 23, 2019)
- Alaska Airlines – Buy Alaska Airlines with up to a 50% Bonus! (Offer expires August 30, 2019)
First up, Radisson Rewards is offering up to a 50% bonus, depending on the number of Radisson Rewards Points you purchase. This offer expires on July 28.
Here are the complete terms & conditions of the Radisson Rewards 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 24-48 hours. All Points Purchase Terms and Conditions and all standard Radisson Rewards Program Terms and Conditions apply to your purchase and use of points.
The “Up to 50% Bonus on Purchased Points” offer (the “Offer”) is valid for points purchased between Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at 12:01 am CST through Sunday, July 28, 2019 at 11:59 pm CST (“Offer Period”) only. Radisson Rewards members will receive a point bonus of up to 50% for purchases of up to 120,000 points. Maximum bonus points awarded is 60,000 points. Bonus points will not be applied to the yearly point purchase maximum. Members may purchase points up to an annual maximum of 120,000 points during the promotional Offer only, per Radisson Rewards account. Bonus points and purchased points will be posted to the member’s Radisson Rewards 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 Points Purchase Terms and Conditions (except as modified above), and the Radisson Rewards Terms and Conditions.
Radisson Hotel Group or its subsidiaries are the owners of the hotel brand names and Radisson Rewards.
Up next, Avianca Airlines is offering a 145% bonus, when you purchase Avianca LifeMiles. This offer expires on July 31.
Here are the complete terms & conditions of the Avianca Airlines promo:
Miles must be purchased in multiples of LM 1,000
The minimum miles to purchase per transaction is LM 1,000
The maximum amount of miles to receive by a member per calendar year is LM 200,000 (including miles purchased and bonuses received). If you exceed the limit, through purchases made during any promotion and other purchases in 2019, taking into account the bonuses received for those purchases, you will not be able to purchase any more miles until the next calendar year
Each multiple of LM 1,000 costs US$ 33*
Payments can only be made through Avianca´s Call Center and LifeMiles.com: credit card or international debit card. Cash payments are only allowed at Avianca´s Sales Offices. Other conditions: the receipt of the transaction will reflect the total number of miles accrued to your account and the total charge for the transaction
Miles purchased and earned with this option do not apply to achieve or mantain the Elite status
The purchase of miles is non reversable and non refundable. The purchase of miles is an immediate execution contract. Once the payment is made, the miles will be accrued immediately on your account. As of that moment the miles can be used according to the terms and conditions of the LifeMiles program. For these reasons the purchase of miles is a contract that cannot be resolved and retraction or similar rights according to applicable law are not applicable
Miles are not endorsable
Mile purchase is available through Avianca´s Call Center, LifeMiles.com and Avianca´s Sale Offices. For residents of Venezuela, it is only available through LifeMiles.com
Miles purchased, once accrued, can be redeemed in accordance with the conditions specified in the LifeMiles program terms and conditions and the portfolio of products and services available for redemption
LifeMiles terms and conditions apply. LifeMiles is a trademark of LifeMiles LTD
*For residents in Colombia: the values are settled based on Colombia´s exchange rate on the date of the trasaction. For residents in Peru each multiple of LM 1,000 has a cost of US$ 38.94 or S/.132.23 including taxes. Prices in Nuevos Soles reflect the reference exchange rate to January 2nd, 2019: S/.3.370 per US$ 1. Final prices in Nuevos Soles will be determined based on the exchange rate issued by IATA. For the rest of the countries the values are settled based on the exchange rate of the date of the transaction. The price can be lower depending of the correspondence country entered on your profile in your LifeMiles account
Up next, JetBlue is offering up to a 40% discount, depending on the number of JetBlue TrueBlue Points you purchase. This offer expires on July 31.
Here are the complete terms & conditions of the JetBlue promo:
Discount point offer valid for point purchases between now and July 31, 2019. To receive the discount, minimum purchase of 3,000 TrueBlue points is required. Discount is incremental based upon the amount of points purchased. These TrueBlue points can be used towards award redemptions. These are not Mosaic qualifying points.
Points can be purchased for approximately $37.73 per 1,000 points. Prices are in U.S. dollars and include a 7.5% tax recovery fee on the value of the points purchased. GST/HST will be charged to Canadian residents. POINT PURCHASES ARE NONREFUNDABLE. Valid only for new TrueBlue point purchases by TrueBlue members with their account in good standing; points can be purchased for a member’s own account or as a gift to another member’s account; not valid for point transfers. Minimum point purchase per transaction is 1,000 points; maximum point purchase per transaction is 30,000 points. Members may not purchase more than a total of 120,000 TrueBlue points in a calendar year (regardless of whether the points were purchased for a member’s own TrueBlue account or as a gift). Members may not receive, as a gift, more than a total of 120,000 TrueBlue points in a calendar year from point purchases. Points may be gifted only to TrueBlue members. Please allow 72 hours for purchased points to post to the applicable TrueBlue account. Cannot be combined with other offers. Additional restrictions apply. See TrueBlue Terms and Conditions for details.
Up next, American Airlines is offering a 10% discount, plus up to 100,000 bonus miles based on the number of American Airlines AAdvantage Miles you purchase. This offer expires on August 2.
Here are the complete terms & conditions of the American Airlines promo:
To be eligible for a the bonus miles and/or discount AAdvantage members must purchase 11,000 AAdvantage miles or more in a single transaction from the Buy or Gift Miles program beginning 7:00:00am CT on June 11, 2019 to 11:59:59pm CT on August 2, 2019. The prices shown include the discount. The discount applies to the AAdvantage miles purchased. 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 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. The price of your purchase is in U.S. dollars. Your credit card company may add a currency conversion fee.
Up next, Spirit Airlines is offering up to a 40% bonus, depending on the number of Spirit FREE SPIRIT Miles you purchase. This offer expires on August 9.
Here are the complete terms & conditions of the Spirit Airlines promo:
Offer available for purchases made between June 27, 2019 9:00 AM ET and August 9, 2019 11:59 PM ET. All transaction inquiries must be submitted to the FREE SPIRIT Program within 90 days from end of promotion. Offer is subject to change. Offer cannot be combined with any other offer. All FREE SPIRIT Program terms and conditions apply.
Price includes all applicable fees. GST/HST will be charged to Canadian residents. Purchased miles are not refundable and are applicable towards all FREE SPIRIT awards. Purchased miles do not count towards FREE SPIRIT status upgrades. All standard FREE SPIRIT program rules and conditions apply. For additional information on the miles needed for your award flight on Spirit, please see the award chart. Please note that FREE SPIRIT accounts less than 12 days old are not permitted to Buy or Gift miles. For Gift transactions, the recipient account must also be 12 days old.
Up next, Air France / KLM is offering a 50% bonus, when you purchase Air France / KLM Flying Blue Miles. This offer expires on August 11.
DaninMCL said: “The Flying Blue promo is somewhat targeted. Some folks have 75% bonuses on buying miles with them. FYI”
Here are the complete terms & conditions of the Air France / KLM promo:
Bonus Miles will be rewarded on transactions made between 15 July and 11 August 2019, 23:59 CET +1, and will be credited to the recipient’s account when the transaction is complete.
During the promotional period, Elite members can receive a maximum bonus of 100,000 Miles. Elite members may purchase an unlimited number of base Miles annually, while Explorer members may only purchase or receive up to 75,000 Miles in any calendar year, unless a promotion is active in which case it is possible to receive bonus Miles on top of the 75,000 Miles. Miles are sold in units of 2,000 Miles.
Miles are sold to you by Points Inc. Miles will be deposited into your account within 72 hours of purchase. You have the right to withdraw your purchase within 14 days as provided in the Buy and Gift Miles Program Terms and Conditions. To exercise the withdrawal right or to obtain assistance with the Buy and Gift Miles Program, please contact the Customer Service Centre.
Up next, Southwest Airlines is offering a 40% discount, when you purchase at least 5,000 Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Points. This offer expires on August 14.
Here are the complete terms & conditions of the Southwest Airlines promo:
Offer is valid between July 11, 2019, 12:00:01 a.m. CST and August 14, 2019, 11:59:59 p.m. CST. Rapid Rewards® Member will receive a 40% discount on points when they purchase a minimum of 5,000 Rapid Rewards points. A valid credit card is required to buy points. A minimum 5,000 points purchase threshold must be met on a per transaction basis in order to qualify for the discount. Points can be purchased in blocks of 1,000 and a daily maximum of 60,000 points can be purchased by a Member with no annual maximum. Transactions are non-refundable and non-reversible. Offer is only valid for Member receiving this email. Purchased points do not count towards A-List, A-List Preferred, or Companion Pass qualification. Prices are in U.S. dollars and include all applicable taxes. Please allow 72 hours for points to post to the applicable Rapid Rewards account. Prices for the purchase of points are only valid while a Member is currently logged into Southwest.com® and such prices are subject to change. All Rapid Rewards rules and regulations apply and can be found at Southwest.com/rrterms. Southwest® reserves the right to amend, suspend, or change the Rapid Rewards program and/or Rapid Rewards program rules at any time without notice. Rapid Rewards Members do not acquire property rights in accrued points. The number of Rapid Rewards points needed for a particular Southwest flight is set by Southwest and will vary depending on destination, time, day of travel, demand, fare type, point redemption rate, and other factors, and is subject to change at any time until the booking is confirmed.
The email address provided here is only used for confirmation of your Points purchase and will not alter the email address currently stored in your Rapid Rewards profile.
Prices are in U.S. Dollars and include all applicable taxes. Prices for the purchase or gifting of points are only valid while a member is current logged into southwest.com and such prices are subject to change. Purchased points are nonrefundable and nonreversible. All Rapid Rewards rules and regulations apply.
Up next, Choice Hotels is offering a 25% discount, when you purchase Choice Privileges Points. This offer expires on August 22.
Here are the complete terms & conditions of the Choice Hotels promo:
25% discount offer applies to purchases of 5,000 points or more. Transactions must be completed between 9 AM ET July 11th, 2019 and 11:59 PM August 22nd, 2019 to be eligible for a discount on points. Must be a Choice Privileges® Rewards Program member; 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. All other terms and conditions of the Choice Privileges Rewards Program apply. Choice Hotels reserves the right to amend these terms or terminate this promotion at any time.
Price includes all applicable fees. Members may buy or receive up to a total of 120,000 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.
Up next, IHG Hotels is offering up to a 100% bonus, when you purchase IHG Rewards Club Points. This offer expires on August 23.
Here are the complete terms & conditions of the IHG Hotels promo:
Offer available for purchases made between 12:00 AM ET June 27, 2019 and 11:59 PM ET August 23, 2019 inclusive. This is an exclusive, non-transferable offer for 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.
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.
Lastly, Alaska Airlines is offering up to a 50% bonus, depending on the number of Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan Miles you purchase. This offer expires on August 30.
Here are the complete terms & conditions of the Alaska Airlines 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 July 22, 2019 and 11:59 PM PST August 30, 2019 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.
- You may purchase and gift Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan miles in increments of 1,000 miles to a maximum of 60,000 miles per transaction.
- Your Mileage Plan account may be credited up to a maximum total of 150,000 miles acquired through Points.com in a calendar year, whether purchased by you or gifted to you. MVP, MVP Gold and MVP Gold 75K Mileage Plan member accounts have no annual limit on the number of miles which may be purchased or gifted through Points.com.
- 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.
If you want to see all current buy miles & points offers, 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!