Good afternoon everyone, happy Friday! I was working on my Buy Miles & Points Page and found 5 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 5 offers that end soon.
Up first, JetBlue is offering up to a 50% bonus, depending on the number of JetBlue TrueBlue Points you purchase. This offer expires today – April 21.
Here are the complete terms & conditions of the JetBlue promo:
TrueBlue Points Offer Terms and Conditions: Bonus point offer valid for point purchases between now and April 21, 2023 11:59pm ET. This is an exclusive, non-transferable offer for select members only and may not be forwarded. To receive the bonus, minimum purchase of 3,000 TrueBlue points is required. Bonus is incremental based upon the amount of points purchased. These TrueBlue points can be used towards award redemptions. These are not Mosaic-Qualifying points.
Buy/Gift 3,000 – 14,500 points = 20% Bonus
Buy/Gift 15,000 – 29,500 points = 35% Bonus
Buy/Gift 30,000 – 60,000 points = 50% Bonus
Points can be purchased from Points.com Inc. for approximately $37.73 per 1,000 points. Prices are in U.S. dollars and include a 7.5% tax recovery fee on the value of the points purchased. GST/HST will be charged to Canadian residents. QST will be charged for Quebec residents. POINT PURCHASES ARE NONREFUNDABLE. Valid only for new TrueBlue point purchases by TrueBlue members with their account in good standing; points can be purchased for a member’s own account or as a gift to another member’s account; not valid for point transfers. Minimum point purchase per transaction is 1,000 points; maximum point purchase per transaction is 60,000 points. Members may not purchase more than a total of 120,000 TrueBlue points in a calendar year (regardless of whether the points were purchased for a member’s own TrueBlue account or as a gift). Members may not receive, as a gift, more than a total of 120,000 TrueBlue points in a calendar year from point purchases. Points may be gifted only to TrueBlue members. Please allow 72 hours for purchased points to post to the applicable TrueBlue account. Cannot be combined with other offers. Additional restrictions apply. See TrueBlue Terms and Conditions for details. You acknowledge and accept the points purchase terms and conditions by submitting your online request to purchase TrueBlue points from Points.com Inc. (“Points.com”).
Up next, Wyndham Hotels is offering up to a 40% bonus, depending on the number of Wyndham Rewards Points you purchase. This offer expires today – April 21.
Here are the complete terms & conditions of the Wyndham Hotels promo:
Between March 21, 2023, 12:00:01 am EDT and April 21, 2023, 11:59:59 pm EDT (the “Promotion Period”), this offer provides Wyndham Rewards members who purchase Wyndham Rewards points from points.com in accordance with these terms and conditions additional points in an amount equal to 40% of their point purchase (the additional points earned pursuant to these terms, the “Bonus”) and raises the annual limit on Wyndham Rewards points purchases through points.com from a total of sixty thousand Wyndham Rewards points (the “Standard Limit”) to a total of one hundred twenty thousand Wyndham Rewards points (the “Increased Limit”). For clarity, (i) Bonuses are not counted for the purpose of determining whether the Standard Limit or Increased Limit has been reached, and (ii) the Increased Limit will expire simultaneously with the Promotion Period, at which time the Standard Limit will again come into effect for the 2023 calendar year. Purchases of fewer than 3,000 points in a single transaction will not qualify for any Bonus hereunder. (The foregoing minimum purchase requirement applies each time a purchase is made during the Promotion Period.)
Offer is subject to change. Offer cannot be combined with any other offer. Only purchases made online are eligible for this offer. Points will be posted to the recipient’s Wyndham Rewards account within 72 hours after the completed transaction. Points purchases do not count toward Member Levels. All points.com transactions are final and non-refundable. Points.com and Wyndham Rewards reserve the right to terminate this offer at any time. Except as specifically modified as set forth herein with respect to the increased minimum purchase on Wyndham Rewards points purchases during the Promotion Period, points purchased are subject to the Wyndham Rewards program terms and conditions. A GST/HST charge applies to purchases by Canadian residents. An additional QST charge applies to purchases by Quebec residents.
More Information about Points Expiration
Although Wyndham Rewards points typically expire four (4) years after completion of the activity for which they were earned, in some cases, they can be forfeited earlier. One cause of early forfeiture is account inactivity, i.e., the failure to earn, redeem or transfer points, for a period of 18 consecutive months. For more information on the expiration and early forfeiture of Wyndham Rewards points, please visit www.wyndhamrewards.com/terms.
Up next, Avianca Airlines is offering up to a 150% bonus, depending on the number of Avianca Airlines LifeMiles you purchase. This offer expires on April 26.
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, United Airlines is offering up to a 40% bonus, depending on the number of United Airlines MileagePlus Miles you purchase. This offer expires on April 28.
Here are the complete terms & conditions of the United Airlines promo:
- Promotional offer valid between 8:00 a.m. CT on April 5, 2023 and 11:59 p.m. CT on April 28, 2023.
- 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.
- 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, Choice Hotels is offering up to a 40% bonus, depending on the number of Choice Hotels Privileges Points you purchase. This offer expires on April 28.
Here are the complete terms & conditions of the Choice Hotels promo:
Transactions must be completed between 12 AM EST April 6, 2023 and 11:59 PM EST April 28, 2023 to be eligible for this Bonus offer. There is a 8,000 point purchase minimum that applies. 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. A GST/HST charge applies to purchases by Canadian residents. An additional QST charge applies to purchases by Quebec residents. Purchased points are not refundable and are applicable towards all Choice Privileges rewards.
As of April 21, here are all the other current buy miles & points offers:
- Air Canada: Buy Air Canada Aeroplan Miles today with up to an 85% bonus. Offer ends April 30.
- Air France / KLM: Buy Air France / KLM Flying Blue Miles today with up to a 100% bonus. Offer ends April 30.
- Hilton Hotels: Buy Hilton Honors Points today with up to a 100% bonus. Offer ends May 9.
- Southwest Airlines: Buy Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Points today with up to a 50% discount. Offer ends May 19.
- Alaska Airlines: Buy Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan Miles today with up to a 40% bonus. Offer ends May 21.
- Hyatt Hotels: Buy World of Hyatt Points today with up to a 25% discount. Offer ends June 2.
If you have any questions about any of these promos, please leave a comment below. Have a great weekend everyone!
Hey Grant….long time no chat. You were the guy a few years ago that turned me on to Vacasa and possibilities on Hawaii. You raved about it and for good reason. My wife and I each have 150K or so Cap One miles. I understand that they transfer to Wyndham 1:1. We haven’t traveled much in the last 3 years. Can you provide an update on the chain of value (cap one to wyndham for Vacasa) and if you still think Wyndham for Vacasa is a great deal? I can ditch the Cap One miles to any source, but if shuttling them over to Wyndham in order to book Vacasa makes sense, then great. I just don’t know the Vacasa footprint or the availability or if you can do their bookings online. I obviously wouldn’t do the transfer without a target and some research, but I don’t know what the lag is to go from cap one to wyndham and then any snags in booking vacasa once there.
Hi Mike, I’m still a huge fan of Vacasa, especially in Hawaii when there are so many options. For $135 in points, you can get a great 1 bedroom condo. That’s a great deal, especially in Hawaii. There are no cleaning fees or resort fees, so there is no cash copay. The research and booking process is pretty straightforward and the call only takes a few minutes. Check out my recent posts to read about the process: https://travelwithgrant.boardingarea.com/?s=Vacasa