4 Buy Miles/Points Promos Ending Soon: IHG (100%), American (35%), British Airways (30%) & Avianca (145%)

Good afternoon everyone.  I was working on my Buy Miles & Points Page and found a few offers ending soon.  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 4 offers that end this week.  Up first, IHG Hotels is offering a 100% bonus, when you purchase more than 7,000 IHG Rewards Club Points.  This offer expires today – September 24. 

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

Offer available for purchases made between 12:00 AM ET Sept 16, 2019 and 11:59 PM ET Sept 24, 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.

Up next, American Airlines is offering up to a 35% discount, depending on the number of American Airlines AAdvantage Miles you purchase.  This offer expires on September 30.

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

Transactions are nonrefundable and nonreversible. The miles successfully purchased usually post to the designated account right away, but please allow up to 8 hours for processing. Prices are in U.S. dollars and do not include taxes or the applicable per transaction processing charge. Miles purchased, transferred or received as a gift do not count toward elite-status qualification. Members may purchase for themselves or receive as a gift, a maximum combined total of 150,000 AAdvantage® miles in a calendar year. 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. You can check your balance online by logging on to www.aa.com. Buy Miles or Gift Miles transactions are non-refundable, non-transferable and non-exchangeable. 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. If a transaction is voided or cancelled please note the funds were not charged to your credit card, however your credit card company may place a hold on the fund/credit for 24-72 hours. Please contact your card provider for more information. Other terms may apply.

All AAdvantage miles are sold in US dollars.

ALL AMOUNTS CHARGED TO MEMBERS FOR THE PURCHASE OF MILES INLUDE U.S. FEDERAL EXCISE TAX (CURRENTLY SEVEN AND ONE-HALF PERCENT, 7.5%) AND ARE SUBJECT TO A TRANSACTION PROCESSING FEE. THE PER TRANSACTION PROCESSING FEE FOR THE PURCHASE OF MILES IS $0 (applies to Buying or Gifting miles). When purchasing miles, American will remit excise tax to the U.S. Government on behalf of the Member. Amounts charged also include Canadian GST/HST as applicable. All amounts paid by the Member under this Agreement are exclusive of other sales, use or privilege taxes, or tax-like charges, fees or similar liabilities.

Up next, British Airways is offering a 30% bonus, when you purchase British Airways Avios.  This offer expires on October 1.

Here are the complete terms & conditions of the British Airways promo:

  1. This offer is only open to Members of the British Airways Executive Club (Eligible Participants).
  2. The offer is available from 12:00 (BST) Wednesday 4 September 2019 to 23:59 (BST) Tuesday 1 October 2019 only (the ‘Offer Period’).
  3. During the Offer Period, Eligible Participants will receive 30% extra Avios (bonus Avios) when they purchase or gift Avios at ba.com.
  4. Avios can only be purchased at ba.com using the Purchase Avios Application Form found on offer page.
  5. Eligible Participants may Gift Avios (purchase for someone else) during the promotional period, provided that the recipient holds a British Airways Executive Club account with at least one Avios point in their account.
  6. The Bonus Avios will not count towards your promotional limit of 200,000 Avios.
  7. This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other Purchase Avios offer.
  8. Purchased Avios can be refunded within 14 days of purchase providing the Avios have not been used. Contact the British Airways Executive Club via ba.com or by telephone to cancel. Payments will be reimbursed no later than 14 days after the date of which the Executive Club was informed about the decision to cancel.
  9. The Executive Club Terms and Conditions and Conditions of Use apply to this offer and can be found at ba.com.
  10. British Airways reserves the right to cancel or amend the terms of this offer.

Lastly, Avianca Airlines is offering a 145% bonus, when you purchase Avianca LifeMiles.  This offer expires on October 2.

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

As of today, here are all the current buy miles & points offers:

  • Frontier Airlines: Buy Frontier Airlines Early Returns Miles with up to a 75% Bonus! (Offer expires on October 4, 2019)
  • Radisson Hotels: Buy Radisson Rewards Points with a 30% Bonus! (Offer expires on October 5, 2019)
  • Spirit Airlines: Buy Spirit Airlines Free Spirit Miles with up to a 30% Discount! (Offer expires on October 7, 2019)
  • United Airlines: Buy United Airlines Miles with up to a 70% Bonus! (Offer expires on October 8, 2019)
  • Hyatt Hotels: Buy World of Hyatt Points with a 40% Bonus! (Offer expires on October 18, 2019)
  • Marriott Hotels: Buy Marriott Bonvoy Points with a 30% Discount! (Offer expires on October 18, 2019)
  • Hilton Hotels: Buy Hilton Honors Points with a 100% Bonus! (Offer expires on October 22, 2019)

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

4 thoughts on “4 Buy Miles/Points Promos Ending Soon: IHG (100%), American (35%), British Airways (30%) & Avianca (145%)

  1. Michael

    Grant, I enjoy reading your Buy Miles & Points Page. Note that a slight addition that may help readers would be to show how the current sale compares to prior sale prices during the last 12-24 mos. I rarely buy miles, but whenever I do, I always review the sale price history for the last 2 years first.


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