11 great miles and points buying opportunities available in June 2024

Since the pandemic, travel has returned strong. As this happens, hotel and flight rates are sky-high, especially in the luxury segment. However, almost all major travel outlets, fortunately, often sell miles and points with bonuses or at a discount, which could make for a good deal on the rates these airlines and hotels offer.

It would be a great time to update all the hotel miles and points that are up for sale right now so that you can stock up on the right ones for your travels and start planning your travel for the times ahead.

Airline Miles bonus sales

Purchase United Mileage Plus miles with a 50% Discount / 100% Bonus (through June 18, 2024)

Through June 18, 2024, United Mileage Plus has rolled out a promotion that offers up to a 50% discount on purchasing miles. The discount is tiered and gets triggered if you buy at least 7,000 MP Miles. The tiered discount is as follows:

  • Buy 7,000 – 39,000 miles for a 30% discount
  • Buy 40,000 – 69,0000 miles for a 40% discount
  • Buy 70,000 – 200,000 miles for a 50% discount

In another version of the same promotion rolled out today, people have been offered a 100% bonus, which works out to the same pricing.

One can buy, at the top end, 200,000 Mileage Plus Miles for USD 3,762.50, a rate of 1.88 cents per MileagePlus mile (or INR 1.57)—full details in this post.a blue and white banner with a bridge and a city in the background

Buy United Mileage Plus Miles with a 50% Discount / 100% Bonus Miles (till June 18, 2024)

Purchase Air France/KLM Flying Blue miles with a flat 70% Bonus (through June 16, 2024)

Through June 16, 2024, Air France/KLM’s combined loyalty programme, Flying Blue, has on offer a promotion that is offering a flat 70% bonus on purchasing miles as long as you buy 2,000 miles at the minimum.

Explorer members may only purchase or receive up to 100,000 Miles in any calendar year, while Elite members may purchase an unlimited number of Miles. You can maximise the promotion by buying miles at 1.80 Cents (US)/ 1.66 Cents (Euro)/ INR 1.50 INR. That is the best price you’d get with this programme recently. Full details in this post.a woman sitting on a ledge overlooking a body of water

Buy KLM/Air France Flying Blue Miles with a 70% Bonus (till June 16, 2024)

Purchase Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan miles with up to 50% Bonus Miles (through June 26, 2024)

Through June 26, 2024, Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan is offering a promotion, offering up to a 50% bonus on purchasing miles. Here is the offer I received:

  • Buy 3,000-9,000 miles, and get a 30% bonus.
  • Buy 10,000-19,000 miles, and get a 40% bonus.
  • Buy 20,000-100,000 miles, and get a 50% bonus.

At the top end of the promotion, one can buy miles at the price of 1.97 US Cents / INR 1.64 per Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan mile. Full details in this post.

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Buy Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan miles with up to 50% Bonus Miles (through June 26, 2024)

Purchase Air India Flying Returns points with a 30% Bonus (through July 5, 2024)

Through July 5, 2024, Flying Returns has rolled out a promotion that offers a 30% bonus on purchasing points. The bonus is flat and offered if you buy at least 100 miles. The bonus points are posted immediately. You can maximise the promotion by buying FR Points at INR 1.50 per point, but the post-bonus points price is INR 1.15 per FR Point, including the GST. Full details in this post.

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Buy Air India Flying Returns Points with a 30% Bonus (till July 5, 2024)

Purchase Copa Airlines ConnectMiles with a 40% Discount (Through June 26, 2024)

There is an ongoing discount of 40% on the purchase of Copa Airlines ConnectMiles as long as you purchase a minimum of 3000 miles through Wednesday, June 26, 2024. You can use these miles for redemption on Star Alliance member airlines as well.

Purchase JetBlue TrueBlue points with a 75% Bonus (Through June 28, 2024)

There is an ongoing bonus of 75% on the purchase of JetBlue TrueBlue points as long as you purchase a minimum of 3000 TrueBlue points through Friday, June 28, 2024.

Purchase Southwest Rapid Rewards points with a 50% Discount (Through July 21, 2024)

Southwest is offering a discount of up to 50% when you purchase Rapid Rewards points through July 21, 2024. You receive a 50% discount if you purchase at least 3,000 points in one transaction. The airline lets you buy at most 60,000 Rapid Rewards points per day, and there is no annual limit on the number of points you can buy.

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If you were to buy 60,000 points with a 50% discount, you’d be looking at paying USD 900 for 60,000 points, which works out at 1.5 USD cents per Rapid Rewards point (INR 1.25).

Purchase Southwest Rapid Rewards points with a 50% Discount (Through July 21, 2024)

Hotel Points bonus sales

Purchase Marriott points with a Mystery bonus (till July 24, 2024)

Marriott Bonvoy is now offering a Mystery Bonus on the purchase of Marriott Bonvoy Points until July 24, 2024. I’ve seen 35% to 50% bonuses on various accounts. To trigger the promotion, you must buy at least 10,000 Marriott Bonvoy points in a transaction. You can also get a slightly lower bonus for buying between 2,000 and 9,000 MB points.

Marriott Bonvoy had doubled its cap on the points one could buy in 2023. The limit was 50,000 points, but now it has become 100,000 points. In this case, one can buy a total of 150,000 points for USD 1,250 (INR 1,04,000), making the per point cost of purchase at US Cent 0.83 (INR 0.69)—full details in this post.

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Buy Marriott Points with a Mystery Bonus (Through July 24, 2024)

Purchase World of Hyatt points with a 20% bonus (till July 1, 2024)

Through July 1, 2024, World of Hyatt is offering a 20% Bonus on points purchased when you buy at least 3,000 points in one transaction. The promotion allows you to purchase a maximum of 55,000 points. At the top end, it costs 2 USD cents per World of Hyatt point after the 20% bonus is factored in. Full details in this post.

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Purchase World of Hyatt points with a 20% bonus (till July 1, 2024)

Buy Hilton Honors Miles with a 100% Bonus (Through July 23, 2024)

Hilton Honors is offering a 100% bonus on Hilton Honors Points purchased through July 23, 2024. In this round of points sale, you get your bonus if you buy a minimum of 5,000 points. The price of each Hilton point drops to 0.5 US cents or INR 0.41 during the sale.

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Buy Hilton Honors Points with a 100% Bonus (Through July 23, 2024)

Buy Choice Privileges Points with up to 30% Bonus (Through June 21, 2024)

Through Friday, June 21, 2024, Choice Privileges is offering a tiered bonus of up to 30% on purchased points when you purchase at least 18,000 points in one transaction. The maximum amount of points which you can purchase this year is 180,000 points. Here are the tiered promotion bonuses:

  • Buy 6,000 to 11,000 Choice Privileges points = 20% bonus points
  • Buy 12,000 to 17,000 Choice Privileges points = 25% bonus points
  • Buy 18,000 to 180,000 Choice Privileges points = 30% bonus points

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Buy Choice Privilege Points with a 30% Bonus (Through June 21, 2024)

Which Credit Card to use to buy miles and points?

Typically, these point purchases are processed through Points.com and not directly by the hotel or airline. However, you will almost always pay in USD/EUR/GBP, not INR. So, the best cards to earn a bonus are Citi Prestige, American Express Platinum Charge Card and Axis Bank Reserve Credit Card, as these cards offer an international spending bonus. Beyond these, you might look at any card that provides a reduced foreign exchange spend conversion or one where you want to meet minimum spend requirements.

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