Should I Buy Points and Miles During Discount Promotions?

TPG reader Adele sent me a message on Facebook to ask about buying points and miles: “Does it ever make sense to buy miles when airlines sell them at a discount?” Airlines and hotels frequently offer promotions that can help you save on points and miles, either by giving you a discount on your purchase or by adding a…

Winter 2015 Buy Points and Miles Promotions Wrap-Up: Are They Worth It?

The approaching holiday season typically brings a plethora of limited-time offers and special deals on a variety of purchases. Fortunately this also includes the points and miles universe. Some of these involve shopping portals (like United’s current promotion), but many others have been announced this month that involve purchasing or gifting points or miles. Today…

Earn a 100% Bonus When You Buy or Gift IHG Points

Earning points and miles via the traditional method (actually flying or staying in hotels) is just one way to boost your account balance. Fortunately, travel providers make it relatively easy to accrue points and miles without traveling, whether through top credit card offers or by utilizing shopping portals. You can also purchase points or miles…

Get Up to a 50% Discount When You Purchase Hilton Points

Earning points and miles via the traditional method (actually flying or staying in hotels) is just one way to boost your account balance. Fortunately airlines make it relatively easy to accrue miles without flying, whether through top credit card offers or by utilizing shopping portals. You can also purchase miles directly from an airline, and on…

Get Up to a 25% Discount When You Purchase SPG Points

Earning points and miles via the traditional method (actually flying or staying in hotels) is just one way to boost your account balance. Fortunately, travel providers make it relatively easy to accrue points and miles without traveling, whether through top credit card offers or by utilizing shopping portals. You can also purchase miles directly, and…

40% Bonus When You Purchase Southwest Points

Earning airline miles using the traditional method (actually flying) is just one way to boost your account balance. Fortunately, airlines make it relatively easy to accrue miles without flying, whether through top credit card offers or by utilizing shopping portals. You can also purchase miles directly from an airline, and on the heels of similar…

Earn a 30% Bonus When You Purchase Hyatt Points

Earning points and miles the traditional method (actually flying or staying in hotels) is just one way to boost your account balance. Fortunately, travel providers make it relatively easy to accrue points and miles without traveling, whether through top credit card offers or by utilizing shopping portals. You can also purchase miles directly, and on…

Up to 60% Bonus When You Purchase American Miles

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – Citi AAdvantage Platinum Select MasterCard Update: AA has extended its buy miles promo through January 4, 2016. Additionally, the airline is now offering a 115,000-mile bonus when you purchase 150,000 miles, which works out to a total of 265,000 miles for $4,786.88,…

Up to 50% Bonus When You Purchase Alaska Miles

Earning airline miles using the traditional method (actually flying) is just one way to boost your account balance. Fortunately, airlines make it relatively easy to accrue miles without flying, whether through top credit card offers or by utilizing shopping portals. You can also purchase miles directly from an airline, and last week United announced a…

Up to 85% Bonus When You Purchase United Miles

Earning airline miles the traditional method (actually flying) is just one way to boost your account balance. Fortunately airlines make it relatively easy to accrue miles without flying, whether through top credit card offers or by utilizing shopping portals. You can also purchase miles directly from an airline, and United has just announced a potentially…