4 Buy Miles/Points Promos Ending Soon: Alaska (40%), Etihad (15%), American (42,500) & Choice (25%)

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, Alaska Airlines is offering up to a 40% bonus, depending on the number of Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan Miles you purchase.  This offer expires on October 31.

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

  • Promotional offer to receive up to 40% bonus miles valid until 11:59 PM PST October 31, 2019.
  • 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, Etihad is offering a 15% bonus, when you purchase at least 6,000 Etihad Guest Miles. This offer expires on October 31.

Here are the complete terms & conditions of the Etihad promo:

Miles may be purchased for $0.02 USD per mile plus the additional free bonus. Additional GST/HST will be charged to Canadian residents. A maximum of 100,000 miles can be purchased within a single calendar year, with a maximum of 60,000 miles per transaction. Purchased miles are not refundable and are applicable towards all Etihad Guest awards. Miles purchased using this option will post within 24 hours. Purchased miles do not count towards status upgrades. All standard Etihad Guest program rules and conditions apply.


Up next, American Airlines is offering up to 42,500 bonus miles, depending on the number of American Airlines AAdvantage Miles you purchase.  This offer expires on November 1.

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, Choice Hotels is offering a 25% discount, when you purchase Choice Hotels Privileges Points.  This offer expires on November 2.

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

Transactions must be completed between 9:00 AM ET October 3, 2019 and 11:59 PM ET November 2, 2019 to be eligible for a bonus on points. Each intended recipient is eligible to receive a 20%, 25% or 30% discount 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. 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 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.

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

  • United Airlines: Buy United Airlines Miles with up to an 85% Bonus! (Offer expires on November 5, 2019)
  • Air France / KLM: Buy Air France / KLM Flying Blue Miles with a 75% Bonus! (Offer expires on November 7, 2019)
  • Virgin Atlantic: Buy Virgin Atlantic Flying Club Miles with a 20% Bonus! (Offer expires on November 13, 2019)
  • Southwest Airlines: Buy Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Points with a 35% Discount (Offer expires on November 19, 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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