Updated 11:45am PT on 12/9: United Airlines has a buy miles promo that ends on December 11. More details added below.
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 6 offers that end this week. Up first, Avianca Airlines is offering up to a 145% bonus, depending on the number of Avianca Airlines LifeMiles you purchase.
This offer expires today – December 3. Extended until December 5.
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, Radisson Rewards is offering a 100% bonus, when you purchase at least 5,000 Radisson Rewards Points. This offer expires today – December 3.
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.
This offer applies to points purchased between November 25 through December 3, 2019 only. Radisson Rewards members will receive a point bonus equal to 100% for purchases from 5,000 to 80,000 points. Minimum required points purchased is 5,000 points. Maximum bonus points awarded is 80,000 points. Bonus points will not be applied to the yearly 80,000-point purchase maximum. Bonus points and purchased points will be posted to the member’s Radisson Rewards account as one transaction within 24 hours of purchase. This offer does not apply to points purchased as a gift. In addition, the purchase and use of points are subject to the Points Purchase Terms and Conditions and the Radisson Rewards Terms and Conditions.
Up next, American Airlines is offering up to an 80% bonus, depending on the number of American Airlines AAdvantage Miles you purchase. This offer expires today – December 3.
Here are the complete terms & conditions of the American Airlines promo:
AAdvantage members must purchase at least 10,000 miles or more in a single transaction from the Buy or Gift Miles program from 12:00:00am CT November 24, 2019 to 11:59:59pm CT December 3, 2019, to be eligible to earn bonus miles.
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, Choice Hotels is offering a 40% bonus, when you purchase at least 5,000 Choice Hotels Privileges Points. This offer expires on December 5.
Here are the complete terms & conditions of the Choice Hotels promo:
40% bonus offer applies to purchases of 5,000 points or more. Transactions must be completed between 9:00 a.m. EST November 20, 2019 and 11:59 p.m. EST December 05, 2019 to be eligible for this bonus 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 normally buy or receive up to a total of 120,000 points in a calendar year; during the term of this promotion, that limit is raised to 250,000 points. Purchased points are not refundable and are applicable towards all Choice Privileges awards.
Up next, Frontier Airlines is offering a 50% bonus, when you purchase at least 3,000 Frontier Airlines Miles. This offer expires on December 9.
Here are the complete terms & conditions of the Frontier Airlines promo:
Transactions must be completed between 9:01 AM ET November 19, 2019 and 11:59 PM ET December 09, 2019, to be eligible for bonus miles. Only transactions of 3,000 miles or more are eligible to receive the bonus offer. Through December 09, 2019 members may purchase a maximum of 50,000 miles per calendar year. 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.
Lastly, United Airlines is offering up to an 85% bonus, depending on the number of United Airlines MileagePlus Miles you purchase. This offer expires on December 11.
Here are the complete terms & conditions of the United Airlines promo:
- Promotional offer valid until 11:59 p.m. CT on December 11, 2019.
- Bonus miles count toward the 175,000-mile annual limit per account.
- You may purchase up to 175,000 miles per account per calendar year.
- 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.
- 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.
- The credit card used in the transaction will be billed immediately upon purchase.
- Mileage rates and other fees and offer terms are subject to change.
- Miles purchased 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’.
- Pricing is only available for purchases made through buymiles.mileageplus.com
As of today, here are all the other current buy miles & points offers:
- Marriott Hotels: Buy Marriott Bonvoy Points with a 30% Discount! (Offer expires on December 22, 2019)
- Alaska Airlines: Buy Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan Miles with up to a 50% Bonus! (Offer expires on December 23, 2019)
- IHG Hotels: Buy IHG Rewards Club Points with an 80% Bonus + 10% Discount! (Offer expires on December 30, 2019)
- Hyatt Hotels: Buy World of Hyatt Points with a 40% Bonus! (Offer expires on December 31, 2019)
- Wyndham Hotels: Buy Wyndham Rewards Points with a 40% Bonus! (Offer expires on January 13, 2020)
If you have any questions about any of these promos, please leave a comment below. Have a great day everyone!