3 Buy Miles Promos Ending Soon: American (10%), United (85%) & Air France / KLM (75%)

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 3 offers that end this week.  Up first, 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 today – November 4.

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, United Airlines is offering up to an 85% bonus, depending on the number of United Airlines MileagePlus Miles you purchase.  This offer expires tomorrow – November 5.

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

  • Promotional offer valid until 11:59 p.m. CT on November 5, 2019.
  • Miles are available in increments of 1,000 up to a maximum of 94,000 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’.

Lastly, Air France / KLM is offering a 75% bonus, when you purchase Air France / KLM Flying Blue Miles.  This offer expires on November 7.

Here are the complete terms & conditions of the Air France / KLM promo:

During the promotional period, Elite members can receive a maximum bonus of 100,000 Miles, while Explorer members can receive a maximum bonus of 56,250 Miles. Bonus Miles will be rewarded on transactions made between 11 October and 7 November 2019, 2359 CET +1, and will be credited to the recipient’s account when the transaction is complete. Miles are sold in units of 2,000 Miles. Elite members may purchase an unlimited number of Miles, 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 either purchase or receive Bonus Miles on top of the 75,000 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.


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

  • Virgin Atlantic: Buy Virgin Atlantic Flying Club Miles with a 20% Bonus! (Offer expires on November 13, 2019)
  • IHG Hotels: Buy IHG Rewards Club Points with a 100% Bonus! (Offer expires on November 16, 2019)
  • Southwest Airlines: Buy Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Points with a 35% Discount (Offer expires on November 19, 2019)
  • Spirit Airlines: Buy Spirit Airlines Free Spirit Miles with up to a 60% Bonus! (Offer expires on November 30, 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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