3 Buy Miles / Points Promos Ending Soon: IHG (75%), Virgin Atlantic (70%), & United Airlines (50%)

Good afternoon everyone, happy Friday!  I was working on my Buy Miles & Points Page and found 3 offers that are 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 soon.  Up first, IHG Hotels is offering up to a 75% bonus, depending on the number of IHG Rewards Club Points you purchase.  This offer expires on August 13.

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

Offer available for purchases made between 12:00 AM ET July 3rd 2021 and 11:59 PM ET Aug 13th, 2021 inclusive. Members will receive 75% Bonus when they purchase a minimum of 5,000 points per transaction basis in order to qualify for the bonus. Members may purchase a maximum of 150,000 points per calendar year and receive as a gift a maximum of 150,000 points per calendar year. Purchased points do not count towards IHG® Rewards Elite status. This is an exclusive, non-transferable offer for intended recipients only and may not be forwarded. 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 awards. Please allow 72 hours for points to post and appear in the recipient’s account. All other IHG® Rewards Terms and Conditions apply.


Up next, Virgin Atlantic is offering up to a 70% bonus, depending on the number of Virgin Atlantic Flying Club Points you purchase.  This offer expires on August 14.

Here are the complete terms & conditions of the Virgin Atlantic promo:

  1. Applicable Buy Points purchases made through Points.com between 14th July and midnight GMT 14th August 2021 inclusive will be eligible to receive bonus points. When you buy 5,000-24,000 points you will earn 20% bonus points, 25,000-69,000 = 30% bonus, 70,000 – 99,000 = 50% bonus, 100,000 – 150,000 = 70% bonus. The bonus points will be credited at the point of purchase and will appear on the members’ account within 24 hours.
  2. A member can purchase a total of 100,000 points each calendar year, in increments of 1,000 points. Between 14th July and midnight GMT 14th August 2021, the limit has been reset and increased to 150,000. A member can purchase a total of 150,000 points each, in increments of 1,000 points. Members who have bought points since January 2021 will be able to buy up to 150,000 points within the campaign period.
  3. Members will have the right to cancel any purchases of points for up to 14 days after the date of purchase provided that none of the purchased points have been redeemed. If any of the purchased points have been redeemed then members will not be entitled to a refund for any of the purchased points including those that have not been redeemed. Once the 14 day cooling off period has expired any points purchased and received by members are non-refundable and non-transferable, except as expressly permitted by the terms and conditions of Flying Club.
  4. Every purchase comes with a one-off £15 / $25 transaction fee. You can purchase points in increments of 1,000. It costs £15/$27 for every 1,000 base points you purchase. For example, if you buy 1,000 base points you’ll pay £30/$52, if you buy 5,000 base points you’ll pay £90/$160 and if you buy 10,000 base points you’ll pay £165/$295.
  5. If you’re planning to put your points towards a specific reward, remember to check reward availability first. Buy Points Terms and Conditions apply, and can be found on Virgin Atlantic website: https://www.virginatlantic.com/global/en/footer/terms-and-conditions/flying-club-earning-and-purchasing-miles.html

Lastly, United Airlines is offering up to a 50% discount, depending on the number of United Airlines MileagePlus Miles you purchase.  This offer expires on August 18.

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

  • Promotional offer valid until 11:59 p.m. CT on August 18, 2021.
  • Purchase up to 175,000 miles per account, per calendar year.
  • This is an exclusive, non-transferable offer for the intended recipient only and may not be forwarded.
  • Credit card will be billed immediately upon purchase.
  • Mileage rates and other fees and offer terms are subject to change.
  • Allow 48 hours for miles to process and post to your MileagePlus account.
  • 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.
  • QST is charged to Quebec residents.
  • Powered by Points to purchase United MileagePlus miles. Transaction will appear as ‘Points United Miles’.

As of August 6, here are all the other buy miles & points offers:

  • Alaska Airlines: Buy Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan Miles with up to a 60% bonus. Offer expires August 23, 2021.
  • Hyatt Hotels: Buy World of Hyatt Points with up to a 25% discount. Offer expires August 25, 2021.
  • Southwest Airlines: Buy Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Points with up to a 65% bonus. Offer expires August 26, 2021.
  • American Airlines: Buy American Airlines AAdvantage Miles with up to a 75% bonus. Offer expires August 31, 2021.
  • Choice Hotels: Buy Choice Privileges Points with up to a 25% discount. Offer expires August 31, 2021.

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

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