6 Buy Miles / Points Promos Ending Soon: British Airways (50%), Virgin Atlantic (60%), Southwest (40%), Air France / KLM (100%), United (100%) & Alaska (50%)

Good afternoon everyone, happy Friday!  I was working on my Buy Miles & Points Page and found 6 offers that end in the next week.  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 soon.  Up first, British Airways is offering up to a 50% bonus, depending on the number of British Airways Avios you purchase.   This offer expires on December 19.

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 07:00 GMT on 10 December 2021 until 23:59 GMT on 19 December 2021 (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 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, Virgin Atlantic is offering up to a 60% bonus, depending on the number of Virgin Atlantic Points you purchase.  This offer expires on December 21.

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

1. Applicable Buy Points purchases made between 1st December and midnight GMT 21st December 2021 inclusive will be eligible to receive bonus points. When you buy 5,000-24,000 points you will earn 15% bonus points, 25,000-69,000 = 20% bonus, 70,000 – 119,000 = 40% bonus, 120,000 – 200,000 = 60% 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 1st December and midnight GMT 21st December 2021, the limit has been reset and increased to 200,000. A member can purchase a total of 200,000 points each, in increments of 1,000 points. Members who have bought points since January 2021 will be able to buy up to 200,000 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


Up next, Southwest Airlines is offering up to a 40% discount, depending on the number of Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Points you purchase.  This offer expires on December 21.

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

Offer is valid between December 7, 2021, 12:00:01 a.m. CT and December 21, 11:59:59 p.m. CT (the “Promotional Period”). During the Promotional Period, Rapid Rewards® Member will receive a 40% discount on points when the Member purchases a minimum of 5,000 Rapid Rewards points. If the Member purchases a minimum of 5,000 points during the Promotional Period, the Member will be eligible for a one-time 45% discount on points when the Member purchases a minimum of 2,000 Rapid Rewards points between January 1, 2022, 12:00:01 a.m. CT and January 9, 2022, 11:59:59 p.m. CT. A minimum 5,000 points purchase threshold must be met on a per transaction basis in order to qualify for the discount. Offer purchase during the Promotional Period shall be deemed to have consented to receiving marketing email communications from Points.com Inc. related to Southwest Rapid Rewards® from January 1, 2022 to January 9, 2022. Points can be purchased in blocks of 1,000 and a daily maximum of 60,000 points can be purchased by a Member with no annual maximum. Transactions are non-refundable and non-reversible. Transferred and gifted point transactions are not included in this promotion. Purchased points do not count towards A-List, A-List Preferred, or Companion Pass® qualification. Prices are in U.S. dollars and include all applicable taxes. Please allow up to 72 hours for points to post to the applicable Rapid Rewards account. Prices for the purchase of points are only valid while a Member is currently logged in to Southwest.com® in the process of booking a flight, or when points are purchased by phone, and such prices are subject to change. All Rapid Rewards rules and regulations apply and can be found at Southwest.com/rrterms. Southwest® reserves the right to amend, suspend, or change the Rapid Rewards program and/or Rapid Rewards program rules at any time without notice. Rapid Rewards Members do not acquire property rights in accrued points. The number of Rapid Rewards points needed for a particular Southwest flight is set by Southwest and will vary depending on destination, time, day of travel, demand, fare type, point redemption rate, and other factors, and is subject to change at any time until the booking is confirmed.

The email address provided here is used for confirmation of your purchase of Rapid Rewards® Points and if you’ve opted into receiving emails from Points.com Inc. related to Southwest Rapid Rewards®. This will not alter the email address currently stored in your Rapid Rewards® profile.

Prices are in U.S. Dollars and does not include excise taxes. Prices for the purchase or gifting of Rapid Rewards® points are only valid while a member is current logged into southwest.com and such prices are subject to change. Purchased Rapid Rewards® points are nonrefundable and nonreversible. All Southwest Rapid Rewards® Rules and Regulations apply in accordance with the Privacy Policy.


Up next, Air France / KLM is offering up to a 100% bonus, depending on the number of Air France / KLM Flying Blue Miles you purchase.  This offer expires on December 23.

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

During the promotional period, Elite members can receive a maximum bonus of 300,000 Miles when buying Miles, while Explorer members can receive a maximum bonus of 100,000 Miles. Bonus Miles will be rewarded on transactions made between 29 November and 23 December 2021, 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 up to 100,000 Miles, and in units of 25,000 from 100,000 to 300,000 Miles. Elite members may purchase an unlimited number of Miles, while Explorer members may only purchase or receive up to 100,000 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 100,000 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.

Points Inc. is located at 111 Richmond Street West, Toronto Ontario Canada, M5H 2G5.


Up next, United Airlines is offering up to a 100% bonus, depending on the number of United Airlines MileagePlus Miles you purchase.  This offer expires on December 23.

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

  • Promotional offer valid between 8:00 a.m. CT on December 8, 2021, and 11:59 p.m. CT on December 23, 2021.
  • Promotional offer not applicable to past transactions.
  • 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.
  • Miles will generally be credited to the recipient’s MileagePlus account when the transaction is complete; provided that certain transactions may take up to 72 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.
  • See here for all Terms and Conditions applicable to this transaction, which include United’s Privacy Policy and the MileagePlus Program Rules.
  • GST/HST is charged to Canadian residents. QST is charged to Quebec residents.
  • If you use Powered by Points to purchase United MileagePlus miles. Transaction will appear as ‘Points United Miles’.
  • Buying miles counts as a United® purchase when made with your United MileagePlus card. You’ll get the miles you buy, plus miles for every $1 spent.
  • Pricing is only available for purchases made through buymiles.mileageplus.com.

Lastly, Alaska Airlines is offering up to a 50% bonus, depending on the number of Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan Miles you purchase.  This offer expires on December 23.

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

  • Transactions must be completed between 6:00 AM PST November 15, 2021 and 11:59 PM PST December 23, 2021 to be eligible for bonus miles.
  • Miles are purchased from Points.com Inc. for a cost of $27.50 per 1,000 miles, plus GST/HST for Canadian residents. QST will be charged to Quebec 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 up to 60,000 miles, and in increments of 5,000 miles up to a maximum of 100,000 miles per transaction.
  • MVP, MVP Gold and MVP Gold 75K Mileage Plan member (Elite Member) accounts have no annual limit on the number of miles which may be purchased or gifted through Points.com. If you are not an Elite Member, your account may only 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. Bonus miles do not count toward the maximum total of 150,000 miles.
  • 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.

As of December 17, here are all the other current buy miles & points offers:

  • Hyatt Hotels: Buy World of Hyatt Points with up to a 30% discount. Offer expires December 30, 2021.
  • Hilton Hotels: Buy Hilton Honors Points with up to a 100% bonus. Offer expires December 31, 2021.
  • American Airlines: Buy American Airlines AAdvantage Miles with up to a 50% bonus. Offer expires December 31, 2021.
  • Wyndham Hotels: Buy Wyndham Rewards Points with up to a 40% bonus. Offer expires December 31, 2021.
  • IHG Hotels: Buy IHG Rewards Club Points with up to an 80% bonus. Offer expires January 4, 2022.

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

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