5 Buy Miles / Points Promos Ending Soon: Avianca (135%), Etihad (60%), British Airways (50%), American (75%) & Choice (25%)

Good afternoon everyone, happy Friday!  I was working on my Buy Miles & Points Page and found 5 offers that are ending this month.  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 5 offers that end soon.  Up first, Avianca Airlines is offering up to a 135% bonus, depending on the number of Avianca Airlines LifeMiles you purchase.  This offer expires today – August 27.

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

This promotion is exclusive for LifeMiles members that have received this email directly from LifeMiles.

This promotion applies for miles purchases made between August 24th and August 27th, 2021 (between 00.00-23.59 GMT -6, El Salvador).

The bonus applies as follows: for purchases from 1,000 – 200,000 LifeMiles receive 135% additional miles, for example, for the purchase of LM 1,000 you receive LM 2,350 in total.

The bonus is calculated based on the miles purchased per individual transaction without taking into account the 2×1 bonus.

The miles must be purchased in multiples of 1,000.

The minimum miles to purchase per transaction is 1,000 LifeMiles.

The maximum miles to purchase per transaction during this promotion is 200,000 LifeMiles. Additionally, the maximum miles that a member can receive during the promotion, including applicable bonuses is 470,000 miles, minus the miles that the member has previously purchased in 2021 and their respective bonuses. The purchase transaction cannot be made if the amount of miles to purchase and the corresponding bonus, including all miles purchased in 2021, including the bonuses, exceed the 470,000 miles limit, unless the amount of miles to receive without applying the promotional bonus is less or equal to 470,000 miles, in which case, the transaction will be processed but no bonus will be granted, giving such warning to the member.

The maximum amount of miles to receive by a member through the purchase of miles per calendar year outside of this promotion is 200,000 LifeMiles including any bonus miles received. If the member surpasses the limit, through purchases made during this promotion and other purchases in 2021, taking into account the bonuses received for those purchases, he or she will not be able to purchase any more miles outside of promotional periods until the next calendar year.

Each package of 1,000 LifeMiles is US$33.00 without applicable taxes and US$40.26* including applicable taxes according to country of the mailing address registered in the LifeMiles database

The purchase of miles is not reversible or refundable, except in countries where this right is granted by applicable law, such as the right to retraction in Colombia, in the cases where it applies. The purchase of miles is an immediate execution contract. Once the payment is made, the miles will be accrued immediately on the members account. As of that moment, the miles can be used according to the terms and conditions of the LifeMiles Program. Miles are not endorsable. Miles purchase is available through Avianca’s Call Centers, LifeMiles.com and Avianca Information Centers. For residents of Venezuela, it is only available through LifeMiles.com. Only form of payment through Avianca’s Call Center and LifeMiles.com: credit card or international debit card. Cash payments are only allowed at Avianca’s Information Centers. The receipt of the transaction will reflect the total number of miles accrued to the member´s account, including the bonus miles and the total charge for the transaction.

The miles purchased and earned with this promotion do not apply to achieve or maintain the Elite status.

Does not apply to the Flexible Redemption (LifeMiles + Money) during the payment process of air ticket redemption. 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. Available at LifeMiles.com

LifeMiles is a trademark of LifeMiles LTD.

*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 the Member´s profile in their LifeMiles account.

Up next, Etihad is offering up to a 60% bonus, depending on the number of Etihad Guest Miles you purchase.   This offer expires today – August 27.

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

The Promotion provides an Eligible Member with the opportunity to earn a percentage of the Etihad Guest Miles purchased as an additional complimentary bonus (the “Bonus Miles”) during the Promotion Period from 00.01 GST on 20th August 2021 to 23.59 PST on 27th August 2021. The Bonus Miles an Eligible Member can earn will be based upon the number of Etihad Guest Miles purchased (the “Offer”). This Offer is available only for transactions made to Buy Miles on etihadguest.com via the Points Platform, Etihad Guest Contact Centres and cannot be applied in combination with another offer that may be available on the Buy Miles product. Etihad Guest Miles bought through this Offer will count towards the combined maximum limit that a member can purchase for self in a calendar year.

The currency is displayed based on the members country of residence assigned in the Etihad Guest profile.

Miles may be purchased for $0.02 USD per mile. Additional GST/HST will be charged to Canadian residents. The Maximum miles that a member can purchase in a calendar year will be based on their Membership Tier at the time of making a purchase. For Platinum members the maximum will be 150,000, and for Bronze, Silver and Gold Tier members the maximum will be 100,000 Etihad Guest Miles. Purchased miles are not refundable and are applicable towards all Etihad Guest awards. Miles purchased using this option will post instantly, in some cases it can take up to 72 hours until the miles are credited. Purchased miles do not count towards status upgrades. All standard Etihad Guest program rules and conditions apply.

Up next, British Airways is offering a 50% bonus on any British Airways Avios purchase.  This offer expires on August 30.

Here are the complete terms & conditions of the British Airways promo:

Promotional terms and conditions: 50% bonus Avios

1. This offer is only open to Members of the British Airways Executive Club (Eligible Participants).

2. The offer is available from 00:01 (BST) Wednesday 18 August 2021 to 23:59 (BST) Monday 30 August 2021 only (the ‘Offer Period’).

3. During the Offer Period, Eligible Participants will receive: 50% bonus Avios when you Purchase between 1,000 and 200,000 Avios.

4. Avios can only be purchased at the Buy Avios page using the Purchase Avios Application Form.

5. The Bonus Avios awarded as part of this promotion will not count towards your annual limit of 200,000 Avios.

6. This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other Purchase Avios offer.

7. The British Airway Executive Club Terms and Conditions and Conditions of Use apply to this offer and can be found at ba.com. British Airways reserves the right to cancel or amend the terms of this offer.

General terms and conditions:

1. The Purchaser can buy a maximum of 200,000 Avios in any one calendar year. We reserve the right to amend the maximum annual amount that can be bought at any time.

2. Avios can only be bought in specified amounts, starting at the minimum of 1,000 Avios.

3. Buy Avios may be amended from time to time for promotional activity, please see the Buy Avios page for details.

4. The Purchaser will be able to spend Avios when they appear as credited in the Purchaser’s Executive Club account. There may be occasions where there is a delay of up to 3 working days in the Avios being credited to your account. If after this time you have not received your Avios, please let us know via the Contact Us form at the bottom of the Buy Avios page.

5. Avios can only be bought on Ba.com using the Buy Avios application.

6. The transaction currency will be pre-determined based on the registered country of the British Airways Executive Club account.

7. The Purchaser must be a Member of the British Airways Executive Club and age 18 years or over.

8. The Purchaser must have at least one Avios in their Executive Club account in order to buy Avios. If the Purchaser has a balance of zero Avios, they will need to have collected or redeemed Avios in the past 36 months in order to buy Avios.

9. The Purchaser will be unable to buy Avios if they have a negative balance.

10. The transaction currency will be pre-determined based on the registered country of the British Airways Executive Club account.

11. The Buy Avios year begins 1 January and ends 31 December.

12. Purchasing Avios will reset the 36-month Avios expiry rule, as set out in the British Airways Executive Club Terms and Conditions.

13. You have the right to cancel contracts for the purchase of Avios within 14 days of purchase provided the base and bonus Avios have not been used. To exercise the right to cancel the purchase of the Avios, you must select the refund option contained in your Buy Avios email confirmation. If you cancel, we will reimburse the entire payment without undue delay and no later than 14 days after the day on which we were informed about your decision to cancel this contract.

14. Avios which are subsequently refunded will not constitute activity for the purposes of the 36-month Avios expiry rule in the Terms and Conditions.

15. In the case of Fraud or Misconduct, both as defined in the Terms and Conditions, British Airways reserves the right at any time in its absolute discretion to terminate the Membership of any Member and may cancel all accrued and accruing Avios of the Member and any Reward booking.

Up next, American Airlines is offering up to a 75% bonus, depending on the number of American Airlines AAdvantage Miles you purchase.  This offer expires on August 31.

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

AAdvantage members must purchase at least 10,000 AAdvantage miles or more in a single transaction from the Buy or Gift Miles program from 12:00:00am CT August 1, 2021 to 11:59:59pm CT August 31, 2021, to be eligible for bonus miles. Offers to eligible members may vary and are subject to change by American without notice.

Buy / Gift 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 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 up to a 25% discount, depending on the number of Choice Privileges Points you purchase.  This offer expires on August 31.

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

Transactions must be completed between 9AM EST July 15, 2021 and 11:59 PM EST August 31, 2021 to be eligible for this Discount offer. 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 EliteGold 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. There is a 4,000 point purchase minimum that applies. Purchased points are not refundable and are applicable towards all Choice Privileges rewards.

As of August 27, here are all the other buy miles & points offers:

  • Alaska Airlines: Buy Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan Miles with a 10% bonus. Offer expires September 6, 2021.
  • Marriott Hotels: Buy Marriott Bonvoy Points with up to a 50% bonus. Offer expires September 25, 2021.
  • Hilton Hotels: Buy Hilton Honors Points with up to a 100% bonus. Offer expires September 30, 2021.

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

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