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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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US Airways 100% Buy Miles Bonus Offer Until August 31- Worth It?

August 1, 2013

Last month US Airways ran a 100% buy miles promotion, but it was only targeted to certain Dividend Miles members. This month they’ve opened it up to everyone and the math is still the same- you can buy up to 50,000 miles, so with the 100% bonus you end up with 100,000 miles for $1,881. […]

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Targeted 100% US Airways Buy Miles Bonus July 1 – 31, 2013

July 1, 2013

Although in the past US Airways has run decent bonus promotions on buying and gifting award miles – most recently a 100% bonus in May -  in what could very well be the last such pre-merger with American Airlines promotion, US Airways is currently offering a targeted bonus of 100% for buying or gifting miles […]

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Up to a 50% Bonus on Purchased JetBlue TrueBlue Points

June 26, 2013

Now through July 31, 2013, JetBlue is offering up to a 50% bonus on purchased TrueBlue points. It’s a tiered bonus structure, so the more points you buy, the higher bonus you’ll receive. To participate in this offer, you must login into your TrueBlue account, and click on the option of either Buy Points or […]

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Virgin Atlantic Promo: 25% Discount on Economy Awards- Worth It?

June 4, 2013

Now through June 17, 2013, Virgin Atlantic is offering an award discount promotion where you can book economy award seats for 25% fewer miles than normal. Concurrently, the airline is also offering a buy/transfer/gift miles bonus of 15%. A roundtrip flight from New York JFK or Newark will normally cost you 35,000 miles, but with […]

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50% US Airways Shared Miles Bonus Now Through June 30th

June 3, 2013

Now through June 30, 2013, US Airways is currently offering a 50% bonus on shared miles that equates to spending about 2.15 cents per mile, and the airline is waiving the $30 transaction fee that is normally charged for transferring miles. You don’t have to register for this, just go to the Share Miles page and you’ll see […]

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Up to 30% Bonus On Hyatt Points Purchases Through June

June 1, 2013

Now through June 30, 2013, Hyatt is offering up to a 30% bonus on Gold Passport points purchases. The bonuses are hard-coded into the buy points page, so you don’t have to register, and here’s how the bonus works based on how many points you buy: Purchase 1,000 to 9,000 points and get a 10% […]

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