7 Buy Miles/Points Promos Ending Soon: Avianca (145%), Frontier (75%), Radisson (30%), Spirit (30%), Alaska (50%), American (10%) & United (70%)

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 7 offers that end this week.  Up first, Avianca Airlines is offering up to a 145% bonus, depending on the number of Avianca LifeMiles you purchase.  This offer expires tomorrow – October 4. 

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, Frontier Airlines is offering up to a 75% bonus, depending on the number of Frontier Airlines Early Returns Miles you purchase. This offer expires tomorrow – October 4. 

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

Transactions must be completed between 9:01 AM ET September 17, 2019 and 11:59 PM ET October 4, 2019, to be eligible for bonus miles. Members will get up to a 75% bonus when they buy or gift FRONTIER Miles℠ in a single transaction. 1,000 miles to 3,000 miles purchase threshold must be met on a per transaction basis in order to qualify for a 50% bonus. 4,000 miles to 15,000 miles purchase threshold must be met on a per transaction basis in order to qualify for a 60% bonus. 16,000 miles to 25,000 miles purchase threshold must be met on a per transaction basis in order to qualify for a 75% bonus. Price includes all applicable fees. GST/HST will be charged to Canadian residents. Purchased miles are not refundable and are applicable towards all FRONTIER MilesSM awards. Miles purchased will be posted within 24 hours. Purchased miles do not count towards status upgrades. All standard FRONTIER MilesSM program rules 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 FRONTIER Miles℠ awards. Miles purchased will be posted within 24 hours. Purchased miles do not count towards status upgrades. All standard FRONTIER Miles℠ program rules and conditions apply.


Up next, Radisson Hotels is offering a 30% bonus, when you purchase Radisson Rewards Points.  This offer expires on October 5.

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

Terms and conditions apply, see radissonhotels.com/en-us/rewards/offers/buy-points-bonus for more details. All Points Purchase Terms and Conditions and all standard Radisson Rewards Program Terms and Conditions apply to your purchase and use of points. 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.

The “30% Bonus on Purchased Points” offer (the “Offer”) is valid for points purchased between Thursday, September 5, 2019 at 12:01 am CST through Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 11:59 pm CST (“Offer Period”) only. Radisson Rewards members will receive a point bonus equal to 30% for purchases of up to 80,000 points. Maximum bonus points awarded is 24,000 points. Bonus points will not be applied to the yearly point purchase maximum. Members may purchase up to 80,000 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, and the Radisson Rewards Terms and Conditions.


Up next, Spirit Airlines is offering up to a 30% discount, depending on the number of Spirit Airlines FREE Spirit Miles you purchase.  This offer expires on October 7.

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

Offer available for purchases made between September 16, 2019 9:00 AM ET and October 7, 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, 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 October 8.

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

  • Promotional offer to receive up to 50% bonus miles valid until 11:59 PM PST October 8, 2019.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Up next, American Airlines is offering a 10% discount + up to 42,500 bonus miles, depending on the number of American Airlines AAdvantage Miles you purchase.  This offer expires on October 8.

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.


Lastly, United Airlines is offering up to a 70% bonus, depending on the number of United Airlines MileagePlus Miles you purchase.  This offer expires on October 8.

Some users are seeing a bonus of up to 85%, check your United Airlines MileagePlus to see if you are targeted.

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

  • Promotional offer valid until 11:59 p.m. CT on October 8, 2019.
  • Miles are available in increments of 1,000 up to a maximum of 102,000 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 175,000 mile annual limit per account.
  • Purchase up to 175,000 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 buymiles.mileageplus.com
  • 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’.

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

  • Hyatt Hotels: Buy World of Hyatt Points with a 40% Bonus! (Offer expires on October 18, 2019)
  • IHG Hotels: Buy IHG Rewards Club Points with an 80% 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)
  • Choice Hotels: Buy Choice Hotels Rewards Points with a 25% Discount! (Offer expires on November 2, 2019)

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

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