We all have our favorite airlines and miles programs. When promotions come around, buying miles and points in these programs works to our advantage. I never recommend buying points speculatively, but it always pays to stay up on the latest offers and price them out. If the math makes sense for you and you have a use in mind, promotions like these can come in handy.
Offers Ending In December
Avianca Airlines is celebrating with a 125% bonus, which ends on December 12. It’s a tiered offer and depends on the number of Avianca LifeMiles purchased. Avianca LifeMiles are excellent for booking awards on their Star Alliance partners. I used Avianca LifeMiles for a recent trip to Europe. I have been using them for years now for Business Class flights to great destinations!
American Airlines is offering up to 120,000 bonus miles depending on the number of American Airlines miles you purchase. Offer expires on December 15. Recently I used my stash of American Miles to head to South America to visit family. Great use of AA miles!
British Airways is offering a 50% bonus. This offer expires on December 16. You can read more here about how to get great value from Avios and how to manage your British Airways accounts. I used Avios to travel to Spain, flying Business Class on Iberia. I had a fantastic time!
Hilton is offering a 100% bonus when you purchase at least 10,000 Hilton Honors points. This offer expires on December 18. I recently topped off my Hilton Honors account and had a great stay in Stockholm. You can learn more about pooling Hilton points here.
United Airlines is offering up to an 85% bonus. It’s a tiered bonus based on the number of United Airlines miles you buy. Offer expires on December 19. United Miles rock when it comes to booking their Star Alliance partners.
Alaska Airlines is offering a 50% bonus based on the number of Alaska Airlines miles you purchase. Offer expires on December 21. Because Alaska Mileage Plan has so many great transfer partners, especially to Asia, I can never have too many Alaska miles. I always want enough of them in my account for the award tickets I’m excited to book.
IHG is offering an 80% bonus when you purchase at least 5,000 IHG points. Offer expires on December 28. Next year is going to be my explore IHG properties year. I have a heaping helping of IHG points in my account, and I’m going to start using them. Please don’t tell Hyatt, though!
Maybe some of these promotions are of value to you right now, or maybe you’re still making your travel plans for the coming year and one of these promotions can top up an account and sway your travel choice. Maybe these promotions don’t work for you at all. No matter which of these scenarios is true for you, I’m thinking an informed miles and points enthusiast is the best kind to be!