Purchase Miles Offers

I buy a lot of my miles, so I thought I’d write up a post on all the programs that are selling miles right now with a promotion which might make it worthwhile depending on your redemptions.


Hyatt 30% Purchase Bonus Promo



Ends November 29.

  • Purchase 10,000 to 19,000 points and receive a 10% bonus
  • Purchase 20,000 to 39,000 points and receive a 20% bonus
  • Purchase 40,000 points and receive a 30% bonus

Hyatt points are sold normally for 2.4 cents, so this makes each Hyatt miles with a 30% promo cost around 1.85 cents per mile. This makes a top-tier Park Hyatt (category six) around $407, which isn’t a bad price if you really want to stay at the “flagship” Park Hyatts. You can purchase miles here.

Starwood 25% Discount on Purchased Miles Promo

Buy Starpoints

Buy Starpoints

Ends December 13.

  • Buy 500–4,500 Starpoints:N/A
  • Buy 5,000–12,500 Starpoints:SAVE 20%
  • Buy 13,000–20,000 Starpoints:SAVE 25%

Starwood points are normally sold for 3.5 cents apiece, so a 25% discount brings them down to 2.625 cents apiece. I wrote more about this promo in this post here, but in my opinion the best option are transferring to airline miles, which makes each mile only 2.1 cents apiece. You can purchase SPG here.


American Airlines Purchase Miles Promo

Buy AA miles

Buy AA miles

Ends December 31.

AA miles are sold for 2.95 cents each (plus applicable fees). 18,000 bonus points on 60,000 AA miles means a bonus of 30%. This brings down the price of AA when buying 78,000 (60,000 + 18,000 bonus) to $1808, making each AA mile 2.32 cents. That’s decent for AA miles although if you do purchase you want to spend asap as they are merging with US. You can purchase AA miles here.

USDM Targeted 100% Purchase Promo

Expires November 30. 



USDM are normally sold for 3.5 cents apiece (plus applicable fees), so this brings the price of each US Airways mile down to 1.81 cents. This is not a bad deal if you do not have USDM, although you want to spend it ASAP as they are leaving Star Alliance March 1 and may devalue soon. I wrote about this offer in more details here. You can see if you were targeted for the offer here.

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  1. But if you want to build your AAdvantage miles balance, wouldn’t you want to take advantage of the US Airways promo if you’ve been targeted?

    • Correct, assuming that aa/us miles will be transferrable before the new devalued chart comes out. At this point you can’t use them now, so If you’re willing to pay $1800 for CX F it may be a good deal as well.

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