Buy United Airlines MileagePlus Miles – Worth It?

United is offering a discount of up to 30% on purchased miles. As with past promotions, it’s a tiered discount that depends on how many miles you purchase. When you buy 10,000-19,000 miles, you get a 20% discount, and when you buy 20,000 miles or more, you get a 30% discount. Note that there are targeted…

Buying American and US Airways Miles Promotions- Worth It?

The next buy miles promotion from American Airlines and US Airways has arrived. The last one (back in January) offered a bonus on purchased miles of up to 50%, and the one before that (in November) offered up to a 56.25% bonus. This one is slightly different. Both airlines are offering this promotion separately, so you can take advantage of…

American Airlines and US Airways Up To 50% Buy Miles Bonus

As they get closer to merging by taking steps like letting customers link their frequent flyer accounts, American Airlines and US Airways have come out with a new promotion on purchased miles where buyers can get up to a 50% bonus now through January 30, 2015. Similar to their most recent joint buy miles bonus…

Starwood Preferred Guest 25% Discount for Buying Starpoints

Starwood Preferred Guest is offering a 25% discount on purchased Starpoints now through December 31, 2014. Much like the last time this promotion was offered, the discount is tiered. To get the full 25% off, you’ll need to purchase the maximum amount of 20,000 points. The tiers are set up as follows: • Buy 500–9,500 Starpoints, get 10%…

Buying American and US Airways Miles Promotions- Worth It?

Currently both US Airways and American Airlines are running similar buy miles promotions, where you can buy either US Airways Divdened Miles or American Airlines AAdvantage miles for as little as 1.88 cent per mile. From November 13 through January 2, 2015, you’ll earn either up to 45,000 AAdvantage bonus miles, or up to 45,000 US…

30% Bonus for Buying Hyatt Gold Passport Points

Now through December 10, 2014, Hyatt Gold Passport is running a promotion offering up to a 30% bonus on purchased points. While a 30% bonus is pretty standard for Hyatt buy-points promos, the current offer is better than past promotions, since the bonus isn’t tiered based on how many points you purchase. You can score the 30% bonus when buying as few…

Reminder: US Airways 100% Bonus on Purchased Miles Extended

As I wrote about previously, US Airways is offering a bonus of up to 100% on purchased Dividend Miles that has just been extended through October 12, 2014. However unlike some recent promotions, this one is targeted. As the American Airlines and US Airways merger continues to move along, this could be one of the last chance to buy US Airways…

35% Bonus on Purchased Southwest Points – Should You Buy?

Now through October 13, 2014, Southwest is offering a 35% bonus when you buy Rapid Rewards points. Points can be purchased in increments of 500 with a minimum initial purchase of 2,000 points and a daily maximum of 60,000 points. Normally Southwest Rapid Rewards points cost 2.75 cents apiece to purchase, but with this promo the cost is reduced to 2.037 cents apiece. That’s…

Buying Miles and Points: Promotions Roundup

There are several buy miles and points promotions going on at the moment, so I thought I would round them all up into one post for folks who were thinking about taking advantage of them. Included below are the current bonuses, the promo periods, the per-point cost, and my thoughts on whether each offer is worthwhile….

US Airways 100% Bonus on Purchased Dividend Miles (Targeted)

US Airways is again offering a bonus of up to 100% on purchased Dividend Miles now through September 30th, 2014. However unlike some recent promotions, this one is targeted. Check your email for a notice from US Airways to see if your account is eligible. The bonus amounts are as follows: • Purchase 1,000-9,000 miles, get a 25% Bonus • Purchase 10,000-19,000 miles, get…