When it comes to offering points purchases, the rest of the world seems to do far better than their Indian brethren in terms of loyalty programmes. Jet Airways had aced the mileage programmes of India with JetPrivilege and used to also offer frequent sales on miles sold. With Club Vistara, we are seeing one of the first sales on points, with a bonus.
Vistara offering up to a 40% Bonus on purchased points
Vistara only recently started to offer points on sale, and they usually offer points on sale for INR 1.25 per point plus GST, making it a landed cost of INR 1.48 per Club Vistara point on offer. However, they are offering up to 40% bonus points on the purchase of points through May 16, 2022, only.
Vistara ordinarily allows the purchase of up to 5,00,000 points per annum in an account, but in this case, the promotion requires you to purchase a minimum of 3,000 points and a maximum of 20,000 points on which the bonus would be applied. The bonus is a tiered bonus, and works as follows:
- Purchase between 3,000-5,000, and get a 10% bonus (INR 1.34 per point inclusive of GST)
- Purchase between 6,000-7,000, and get a 20% bonus (INR 1.23 per point inclusive of GST)
- Purchase between 8,000-9,000, and get a 30% bonus (INR 1.14 per point inclusive of GST)
- Purchase over 10,000, and get a 40% bonus ((INR 1.05 per point inclusive of GST)
You do need to register prior to buying the points to be eligible for the bonus offer. The CV points arrive in your account within 48 hours, but the bonus will arrive in your account by May 31, 2022.
Also, new accounts are going to be unable to use this promotion, until they have 500 CV points in their account. Bonus CV points can be claimed only once during the offer period per CV ID by Club Vistara members holding a minimum of 500 CV Points in their account.
As you would see, the promotion makes mild sense at the top end when the price goes close to INR 1 per point. With travel picking up, Vistara hardly has any availability in the premium cabins for redemptions, which is understandable, so if you want to redeem tickets after buying points with this promotion, you are better off first checking availability and then buying. Also, do the maths to ensure that you come out ahead with redemptions in this promotion.
Vistara is offering a promotional bonus of up to 40% points when you buy CV points in a new promotion valid through May 16, 2022. At the top end, the promotion brings your point’s purchase price down to INR 1.05 per point purchased. However, the maximum bonus you will make is 8,000 points, as the promotion caps at 20,000 points purchase during the promotional period.
What do you make of Vistara’s points purchase promotion?
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