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25% Starwood Points Discount and 30% United Miles Discount – Should You Buy Points and Miles?

April 16, 2014

There are two buy miles/points promos out there at the moment – one from Starwood and one from United – so I thought I’d cover in case you are thinking of using them to top up your accounts at a discount. Starwood 25% Discount Now through May 31, 2014, you can buy Starpoints at up […]

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Is the Current US Airways Share Miles 100% Bonus Promotion Worth It?

April 13, 2014

This past week saw the sudden announcement of some big changes from American Airlines’ frequent flyer program and a few smaller ones from US Airways. With this news in mind,  TPG reader Paul tweeted me to ask: “@thepointsguy Given the recent unannounced changes from US Airways, would you still recommend taking advantage of its 100% bonus on shared miles?”  […]

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Top 10 Reasons To Buy US Airways Miles with the 100% Share Bonus

April 8, 2014

Now through Sunday, April 13, US Airways is offering a 100% bonus on shared miles. It’s a tiered bonus, so to score the full 100% you must transfer 30,000 miles or more, but this is an amazing deal because it basically amounts to “buying” new bonus miles at the rate of 1.1 cents each, which […]

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Amazing Deal Alert: US Airways 100% Share Miles Bonus – Buy Miles for 1.1 Cent Each

April 7, 2014

US Airways just launched one of its famous 100% Share Miles bonuses where you can essentially buy miles for 1.1 cents each now through April 13, 2014. Unlike past Share Miles promos where the 100% bonus was good on any number of  miles you shared, this one is tiered – so to get the full […]

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Buy American AAdvantage Miles With Up To 40% Bonus – Worth It?

April 2, 2014

Now through April 30, 2014, American is offering tiered bonuses of up to 40% on the purchase of AAdvantage miles. These aren’t going to be American’s greatest deals to date, but they could be worthwhile for the redemption of premium class awards on long-haul international flights. These AAdvantage tiered bonuses work a bit differently here and […]

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Current Mileage Purchase and Share Bonus Promos: American, Avianca, JetBlue, US Airways

March 5, 2014

There are several promotions where you can buy or transfer miles and get a bonus of anywhere from 25-100% right now, so I thought I’d put them all together in one place for a handy reference. Here are the current promos. American Airlines 30% Discount on Shared Miles Now through March 31, American Airlines is […]

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Variable 25% – 100% Bonus On Purchased US Airways Miles

March 1, 2014

US Airways is known for liquidating its miles cheaply with fairly frequent 100% bonuses on bought and transferred miles. Lately, these bonuses have been more and more targeted, like one in February just for US Airways Mastercard cardholders. Now the airline is running a variable mystery bonus of between 25% – 100%. You just have […]

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Virgin America 60% Bonus on Purchased Points – Worth It?

February 24, 2014

Now through March 14, 2014, Virgin America is offering bonuses of up to 60% on purchased miles. Unlike some past Virgin buy miles promos, which were just a flat bonus no matter how many points you purchased, this one is tiered in the following way: Buy 500 – 2,000 points to get a 30% bonus […]

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British Airways Avios 25% Bonus – Worth It?

February 18, 2014

British Airways is currently offering a bonus of up to 25% on the purchase of Avios between now and March 23, 2014. As always, the question I’ve been getting about this sale is – is it worth it? Let’s take a look at the numbers. Avios normally cost between about 2.8-5.3 cents apiece depending on […]

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Purchase United Miles Up To 40% Discount Through February 17, 2014

February 11, 2014

Now through February 17, United is offering a discount of up to 40% on purchased miles. As usual, it’s a tiered bonus that depends on how many miles you purchase. You must buy at least 15,000 miles and when you buy 15,00-39,000 miles you get a 25% discount, and when you buy 40,000 miles or […]

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Is Buying Miles Worth It: A Rundown of Current Promotions

February 6, 2014

Though they’re not often the best ways to accrue miles, if you need to top off your frequent flyer account in a hurry and your options are limited, it can be worth it to purchase the miles you need. Luckily, airlines run frequent bonuses, though some are better than others. While there’s no public offer […]

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American Airlines 30% Bonus and 10% Discount on Purchased Miles – 2 Cents Each

February 4, 2014

Although I don’t normally suggest getting in on purchased mileage bonuses, there are times to consider them, and American is running two simultaneous promotions on purchased miles that might make it worth it. The first is a 30% bonus on purchased miles running now through February 28, 2014, that’s tiered as follows: 20,000-29,000 miles: 5,000 […]

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Targeted US Airways Credit Card 100% Buy Miles Bonus Through February 28

February 3, 2014

Earlier this month, US Airways announced a targeted 100% buy miles bonus for Dividend Miles members who had purchases miles in 2013, and today, the airline launched another 100% buy miles bonus for cardholders of US Airways credit cards where they can buy or gift miles with a 100% bonus now through February 28, 2014. […]

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Alaska 40% Buy Miles Bonus Through March 15, 2014

February 3, 2014

Now through March 15, 2014, Alaska Airlines is offering bonuses of up to 40% on purchased miles. As usual with Alaska, this is a tiered bonus that works as follows: Buy 5,000 – 19,000 miles: get a 20% Bonus Buy 20,000 – 35,000 miles: get a 30% Bonus Buy 35,000 – 40,000 miles: get a […]

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US Airways 100% Bonus On Purchased Miles – Targeted To Those Who Bought Miles in 2013

January 14, 2014

US Airways has sent out a targeted offer this afternoon to folks who bought or gifted miles in 2013 to earn a 100% bonus on purchased miles now through January 31, 2014. that means you can buy US Airways miles for the bargain price of just 1.88 cents each. I thought we might have seen […]

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Amazing Deal Alert: Buy Avianca Taca Lifemiles For 1 Cent Each Today (December 26) Only!

December 26, 2013

Update: As I mention in the post below – this offer does appear targeted though a lot of people, myself included, have been able to call in and get the 3X offer instead of the public 2X offer. Some readers appear not to be getting the higher offer and are being told it is targeted, […]

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New 100% US Airways Buy Miles Bonus – Purchase Miles at ~1.9 Cents Each

December 15, 2013

It looks like we might have one last 100% buy miles bonus from US Airways before the end of the year, though this one is more of a tiered bonus – the more miles you buy the bigger your bonus. Here’s how it works: Buy 10,000 – 19,000 Dividend Miles, get a 50% Bonus Buy […]

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Amazing Deal Alert: US Airways (Soon to be American) Miles for 1.1 Cents a Piece

December 2, 2013

There’s just something about Cyber Monday, but even the airlines are getting in on the action, and one of the best deals out there is the four-day 100% Share Miles bonus US Airways is offering Dividend miles members now through December 6, 2013. While past 100% share miles bonuses have been on any miles you […]

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Targeted Offer: Buy US Airways Miles 100% Bonus Through November 30

November 5, 2013

Now through November 30, 2013, US Airways is offering targeted Dividend Miles members the opportunity to purchase miles either for themselves or for others at a 100% bonus. That means you can get miles for as little as 1.88 cents apiece, which can be a pretty great value. US Airways is known as the cheap […]

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Reminder: US Airways 100% Share Miles Bonus Ends Tomorrow, October 15

October 14, 2013

Just a friendly reminder that the lucrative 100% bonus on shared miles currently being offered by US Airways ends tomorrow, October 15, 2013, so if you haven’t shared your miles already, you’ve just got a day left to do so. The reason I keep reporting on this is that it’s been a while since we’ve […]

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Should I Buy United Miles?

October 13, 2013

TPG Twitter follower @MrBanilla16 tweeted me @thepointsguy about a United buy miles promotion he was targeted with: “Should I buy united miles? I just got an email about it – 30% discount after I buy more than 10,000. Is it worth the price?” Long story short, no, you should avoid buying miles when possible. Especially […]

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Amazing Deal Alert: US Airways 100% Share Miles Bonus – 1.1 Cents Per Mile

September 30, 2013

Though US Airways has recently offered a few 100% bonus promotions on miles that you purchase, it’s been a while since we’ve seen a bonus that high on shared miles through the airline, which is also sometimes known as the official liquidator of cheap Star Alliance miles, but today the airline launched a new 100% […]

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Up To a 60% Bonus on Purchased United Miles Through Thursday – Worth It?

September 4, 2013

Now through Thursday September 5, 2013, United is offering a buy miles promotion, where depending on the number of people who partake in the deal, the higher the bonus will be for everyone. It starts out at a minimum of a 30% bonus, and could go as high as a 60% bonus if more than […]

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Targeted Offer: 100% Bonus on Buying IHG Rewards Points – Worth It?

August 12, 2013

Now through August 26, 2013, IHG Rewards (formerly Priority Club), is offering targeted elite members the chance to buy points with a 100% bonus. You normally buy Priority Club points at the following price points: -1,000-10,000 points for $13.50 per 1,000 -11,000-25,000 points for $12.50 per 1,000 -26,000-60,000 points for $11.50 per 1,000 Members can […]

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