Good afternoon everyone, happy Friday! I was working on my Buy Miles & Points Page and found 4 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 4 offers that end soon.
Up first, Avianca Airlines is offering up to a 140% bonus, depending on the number of Avianca Airlines LifeMiles you purchase. This offer expires today – July 28.
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, IHG Hotels is offering up to a 100% bonus, depending on the number of IHG One Rewards Points you purchase. This offer expires today – July 28.
Here are the complete terms & conditions of the IHG Hotels promo:
This Offer is available for qualifying purchases of IHG One Rewards points made between 12:00 AM ET on July 21, 2023 and 11:59 PM ET on July 28, 2023 (“Offer Period”). Members will receive a bonus of 100% of the points purchased when they meet a minimum points purchase threshold on a per transaction basis. The percentage bonus amount will show for eligible members when they log into their IHG One Rewards account. (Please click through to access the landing page for the Offer.) The number of points a member may purchase, gift, or receive as a gift during the Offer Period is subject to annual limits under the IHG One Rewards Membership Terms and Conditions, which are available on www.ihg.com. Members may purchase a maximum of up to 150,000 points during a calendar year, so the number of points a member can purchase during the Offer Period will depend on how may points the member had already purchased during the same calendar year. For example, if a member had previously purchased 50,000 points in 2023, then the member could only purchase up to a maximum of 100,000 points during the Offer Period and would be eligible to receive the applicable percentage of additional bonus points under this Offer based only on the amount of points purchased during the Offer Period. Similar limits apply to gifting points and receiving points as a gift: Members may gift up to a maximum of 150,000 points, or receive as gifts from other members a combined maximum of up to 150,000 points, during the Offer Period, subject to reduction by the number of points that have been already gifted, or received as a gift, in the same calendar year.
Purchased points, as well as any bonus points awarded under this Offer, do not count towards IHG One Rewards Elite status.
This is an exclusive, non-transferable offer for intended recipients only and may not be forwarded. Offer is subject to change and cannot be combined with any other offer. Price includes all applicable fees. Purchased Points are not refundable and are applicable toward all IHG One Rewards awards. Please allow up to 72 hours for points to post and appear in the recipient’s account. All other IHG One Rewards Membership Terms and Conditions apply.
Up next, United Airlines is offering up to an 85% bonus, depending on the number of United Airlines MileagePlus Miles you purchase. This offer expires today – July 28.
Here are the complete terms & conditions of the United Airlines promo:
- Promotional offer valid between 8:00 a.m. CT on July 10, 2023 and 11:59 p.m. CT on July 28th, 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, Virgin Atlantic is offering up to a 60% bonus, depending on the number of Virgin Atlantic Points you purchase. This offer expires on July 31.
Here are the complete terms & conditions of the Virgin Atlantic promo:
1. Applicable to Buy Points purchases made between 27th June and 23:59 GMT 31st July 2023 will be eligible to receive bonus points. 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. Between 27th June and 23:59 GMT 31st July 2023, the limit has been increased to 200,000. A member can purchase a total of 200,000 points each.
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, the member 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 under the terms and conditions of Flying Club.
4. Every purchase comes with a one-off £15 / $22 transaction fee. It costs £15/$25 for every 1,000 base points purchased. For example, if a member buys 1,000 base points they will pay £30/$47, if they buy 5,000 base points they will pay £90/$147 and if they buy 10,000 base points they will pay £165/$272.
5.Members planning to put their points towards a specific reward should 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
As of July 28, here are all the other current buy miles & points offers:
- Wyndham Hotels: Buy Wyndham Rewards Points today with up to a 35% bonus. Offer expires on August 8, 2023.
- Hyatt Hotels: Buy World of Hyatt Points today with up to a 25% bonus. Offer expires on August 11, 2023.
- Alaska Airlines: Buy Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan Miles today with up to a 60% bonus. Offer expires on August 20, 2023.
- Southwest Airlines: Buy Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Points today with up to a 45% discount. Offer expires on August 20, 2023.
- Choice Hotels: Buy Choice Hotels Privileges Points today with up to a 25% discount. Offer expires on August 27, 2023.
- JetBlue: Buy JetBlue TrueBlue Points today with up to an 80% bonus. Offer expires on August 31, 2023.
- Frontier Airlines: Buy Frontier Airlines Miles today with up to a 150% bonus. Offer expires on September 8, 2023.
If you have any questions about any of these promos, please leave a comment below. Have a great weekend everyone!