Buy points for less: When does it make sense to jump on a deal?

There are times when buying points or miles can make a lot of sense.  If you know what you’re doing, it’s often possible to save a lot of money or get a much better experience.  For example, you may be able to spend $50 on points to book a hotel that would have cost you over $100 if you booked the hotel for cash.  Or, maybe you were planning to pay $2,000 for an international economy flight, but you find that you can buy enough miles to book first class for the same $2,000.  In the first example, buying points leads to a big discount.  In the second example, buying points leads to a luxury experience.

In general, I don’t recommend buying points or miles unless you have a plan for how to use them.  It can make sense, though, if you’re confident that you’ll find great opportunities (see this post for a full discussion of this topic).  The following guide looks at current point buying deals, along with some example best uses.  The hope is that this will help inform you of whether acquiring these points is worth bothering with.  Buy only if you need the points and are likely to make use of these deals…

My favorites

In the current crop of miles & points sales, my favorites are:

  • Buy AA miles for 1.86 cents each.  I put this as a favorite only because of my amazing experience flying Etihad First Apartments.  If you want to fly Etihad First, AA miles are the way to go.  Like Alaska, AA is not a transfer partner with any of the bank points programs, so it can make sense to buy these miles when you need them.
  • [EXPIRED] Buy Etihad miles for 1.4 cents each.  The best uses for Etihad miles are very specific, but if you need those flights and can find award availability, this is a great deal.
  • [EXPIRED] Buy Alaska miles for 1.97 cents each.  This is particularly good for business or first class awards to Asia, Australia, and Africa.  Alaska is not a transfer partner with any of the bank points programs, so it can definitely make sense to buy these miles when you need them.
  • [EXPIRED] Buy Hilton points or IHG points for 0.5 cents each.  These deals make sense for top tier properties or hotels that charge more in cash during special events.  With IHG, some Points Breaks properties can be great deals too.

Current Airline Mile Deals

American Airlines up to 55% Bonus + 10% Off (Buy miles for up to 1.86 cents each)

American Airlines miles are often the best option for booking Etihad First Apartment awards.

  • Valid through February 16, 2020
  • There are three tiers to this offer
    • Buy 15,000-69,000 miles & get 30% bonus + 10% off (2.37cpp)
    • Buy 70,000-149,000 miles & get 50% bonus + 10% off (1.93cpp)
    • Buy 150,000 miles & get 55% bonus + 10% off (1.86cpp)
    • The usual cost is 2.96 cents per mile.
  • You can purchase up to 150,000 miles per year.
  • Offer Link

Best Uses:

  • Economy US to Europe for 22,500 miles off-peak.
  • US to Japan or Korea for 60,000 miles one-way business class.
  • US to Africa for 75,000 miles one-way business class.  Qatar Qsuites anyone?
  • Middle East to Asia for 50,000 miles one-way first class.
  • Europe to Africa for 55,000 miles one-way business class or 80,000 miles first class.

Things to know:

  • Saver award availability on American’s own flights is often very hard to find.  Availability on some partners is easier. Buy miles only if you know that the awards are available.
  • AA miles can be great for some extremely high end awards such as Etihad First Apartments (which I reviewed here), Cathay Pacific, JAL, Qatar, etc.
  • AA allows mixing partners in one award.  For example, you could book an award which includes both JAL and Cathay Pacific.
  • AA passes along British Airways fuel surcharges.  This is worth noting because these charge are often crazy high, especially for premium cabin awards. This means that you’ll often see great business class award availability but then you may be disappointed when you find out that BA is the carrier.

Virgin Atlantic up to 50% bonus (Buy miles for 1.8 cents each)

Use Virgin Atlantic miles to book Delta One Suites from US to Asia for 60,000 miles, or US to Europe for 50,000 miles.

Details:

  • This offer comes in several tiers:
    • Buy 5,000-9,000 miles & get 15% bonus (2.35cpp)
    • Buy 10,000-29,000 miles & get 20% bonus (2.25cpp)
    • Buy 30,000-69,000 miles & get 30% bonus (2.08cpp)
    • Buy 70,000-100,000 miles & get 40% bonus (1.93cpp)
    • Buy 101,000-150,000 miles & get 50% bonus (1.8cpp)
  • Purchase price: Varies depending on which tier you’re buying at and how many miles you’re buying. There’s also a $25 handling fee.  Due to the additional fee, you’ll do better to buy more miles at once (max: 150,000)
  • Miles are available to buy in increments of 1,000 miles, and you can normally only purchase up to 100,000 miles in the calendar year, although the limit is increased to 150,000 with this offer.
  • Offer Link (our affiliate link)

Best Uses:

  • Fly US to Japan First Class Round Trip for 110,000 or 120,000 miles.  Total cost if you purchased all of the required miles would be less than $2,700 (not counting taxes & fees)!
  • Fly US to Europe non-stop on Delta One (business class) for 50,000 miles, or 100,000 miles round-trip.  Total cost for round-trip: $2,220 plus award taxes and fees.
  • Fly US to Asia non-stop on Delta One (business class) for 60,000 miles, or 120,000 miles round-trip.
  • Almost all Virgin Atlantic economy flights are cheap to book with miles, especially during standard pricing dates (they charge more during certain peak dates).  One-way examples include:
    • East Coast US to London 10K
    • London to South Africa, China, or Hong Kong: 12.5K
    • London to India: 10K

Things to know:

  • Award availability may be hard to find.  Buy miles only if you know that the awards are available.
  • Most Delta flights can be booked online.  You must call to book ANA flights.
  • Flights to/from London include often hefty fuel surcharges.  Best deal is one-way from Hong Kong to London for only ~$42 in fees.
  • Reduce fuel charges by booking two one-way awards rather than one round trip.

LifeMiles up to 140% bonus (Buy miles for 1.375 cents each)

Details:

  • This offer comes in several tiers:
    • Buy 1,000-10,000 miles & get 105% bonus (1.61cpp)
    • Buy 11,000-50,000 miles & get 115% bonus (1.53cpp)
    • Buy 51,000-100,000 miles & get 130% bonus (1.43cpp)
    • Buy 101,000-200,000 miles & get 140% bonus (1.375cpp)
  • Purchase price: Varies depending on which tier you’re buying at and how many miles you’re buying.
  • Miles are available to buy in increments of 1,000 miles; if you buy the maximum of 200,000 LifeMiles, you’ll receive 480,000 after the 140% bonus.
  • Registration Link – you must register your LifeMiles account number first.
  • Link To Buy

Current Hotel Point Deals

Hilton 100% bonus (Buy points for 0.5 cents each)

The beach at the Conrad Bora Bora Nui. Standard room prices usually top $800, but standard room awards usually cost less than 90,000 points.  That means that rooms can be had for less than $450 per night with this promotion.

Promotion details:

  • Valid through February 19, 2020
  • Get a 100% bonus on purchases of 10,000 points or more.
    (this results in a cost of 0.5 cents per point)
  • You can purchase up to 80,000 points per calendar year.
  • Offer link

Best uses:

  • Use points to book 5 nights for the price of 4.
  • Save money on low category hotels.  Hilton hotel awards start at 5,000 points per night, but those can be very difficult to find.  10,000 and 15,000 point properties are more common.  These would cost $50 or $75 when booked with purchased points.
  • Stay at top tier properties for less.  Most of Hilton’s top tier properties top-out at 95,000 points per night for a standard room.  With this promotion, 95,000 points would cost you $475.  That’s not bad for top tier hotels like the which often costs $800 or more.

Things to know:

  • When you book nights with points, you will not earn points for the stay.
  • Most hotel taxes are not charged on award stays, so this can make the value of buying points even better.  Arguably, this factor and the one above roughly cancel each other out.
  • Resort and destination fees are waived on award stays.  This alone can make it worthwhile to use points instead of cash for your bookings.

IHG up to 75% bonus (Buy points for 0.67 cents each)

InterContinental Phu Quoc Long Beach Resort

InterContinental Phu Quoc Long Beach Resort (image courtesy of IHG.com)

Details:

  • This offer comes in a couple of different tiers:
    • Buy 7,000-19,000 points & get 50% bonus (as low as 0.77cpp depending on how many you buy)
    • Buy 20,000-150,000 points & get 75% bonus (as low as 0.57cpp depending on how many you buy)
  • Offer link (our affiliate link)

Best uses:

  • Book in four night increments if you have the IHG Premier credit card to get every fourth night free.

Things to know:

Choice non-sale trick (Buy points for 0.75 cents each)

Details:

  • Book points + cash award and then cancel.  When you cancel, you’ll get back points rather than the cash you paid.
  • This trick results in a cost of 0.75 cents per point vs. the usual 1.1 cents per point price.
  • Offer link

Best uses:

  • Use points to book upgraded rooms for the same award price as standard rooms.
  • Look for situations where the point price offers better than 1 cent per point value.  For example, if the point price is 20,000 points, then points would be a good value when the paid price is $200 or more.
  • Choice’s Nordic properties are known to offer particularly good value.
  • With Bluegreen Vacation properties, it’s possible to condos (sometimes with up to 3 bedrooms) for only 30,000 points per night.

Things to know:

  • Free night awards can only be booked within 100 days of check-in.
  • Each hotel is assigned point award prices that may vary by season or by day of week.
  • Choice often offers points for sale for less than half a cent each during the Daily Getaways each spring.  It’s worth waiting for that deal if you don’t need points immediately.

Expired Deals

Hyatt 40% bonus (Buy points for 1.7 cents each)

Promotion details:

  • Expired December 31, 2019
  • Get a 40% bonus on purchases of 5,000 points or more.
    (this results in a cost of 1.7 cents per point)
  • You can purchase up to 55,000 points per calendar year.
  • Offer link

Best uses:

  • Save money on low category off-peak hotels.  Hyatt off-peak award rates start at 3,500 points per night.  At 1.7 cents per point, you can book these properties for just under $60 per night.
  • Stay at top tier properties for less.  Most of Hyatt’s top tier properties top out at 30,000 points per night.  At 1.7 cents per point, you can book these properties for $510 per night.  That can be a bargain given that some regularly cost over $1,000 per night.  Some specialty properties top out at 40,000 points per night.  At 1.7 cents per point, these can be booked for $680 per night.

Things to know:

  • When you book nights with points, you will not earn points for the stay.
  • Most hotel taxes are not charged on award stays, so this can make the value of buying points even better.  Arguably, this factor and the one above roughly cancel each other out.
  • Resort and destination fees are waived on award stays.  This alone can make it worthwhile to use points instead of cash for your bookings.

Alaska 50% bonus (Buy points for 1.97 cents each)

Cathay business seat to side view

Shown above is Nick enjoying Cathay Pacific business class. Alaska miles can be a great way to book Cathay Pacific business or first class awards.

Promotion details:

  • Valid through December 30, 2019
  • Buy 40,000 – 60,000 miles, get a 50% bonus
    (this results in a cost of 1.97 cents per mile vs. the usual 2.96 cents per mile price)
  • You can acquire up to 150,000 miles per year (there is no cap for elite members)
  • Offer link

Best uses:

  • Business or first class international partner awards.  Alaska Airlines has different award charts for each of their flight partners.  Several of these offer outstanding value.  Some examples are:
    • Business class US to Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, and the South Pacific) on Qantas or Fiji Airways, for 55K each way or 60K each way on Cathay Pacific.
    • First class US to Oceana on Qantas for 70K each way.
    • Business class US to Africa on Cathay Pacific for 62.5K each way
    • First class US to Africa on Cathay Pacific for 70K each way (note that you are likely to fly first class to Hong Kong, but then business class from there to Africa).
    • Business class US to Asia on Cathay Pacific or Hainan for 50K each way; or 60K each way on AA or Japan Airlines (JAL).
    • First class US to Asia on Cathay Pacific or Japan Airlines (JAL) for 70K each way (75K to Southeast Asia on JAL).
  • Several of the above examples are 70K one-way awards for first class international flights.  With the current promotion, it’s possible to buy 140K miles for a round-trip first class award for a total of $2,778.88.  That’s an incredible price for a long distance first class round trip flight!

Things to know:

  • Award availability may be very hard to find.  Buy miles only if you know that the awards are available.
  • Alaska does not allow mixing partners on a single award, but you can book two one-way awards.  For example, if you find availability on Qantas in one direction and Cathay Pacific in the other, you can book two separate one-way awards.
  • Alaska doesn’t show all partner award space online.  For example, to fly Cathay Pacific, you should search for award availability elsewhere (on BritishAirways.com for example) and then call Alaska to book the award.  Warning: Alaska may have access to one fewer seat than what you see at the British Airways site.
  • When Alaska does show partner award space online, the availability may be misleading.  For example, you may see a Qantas first class award
  • You can mix partner flights with Alaska’s own flights on the same award.  For example, you could book Alaska Air to Seattle and then JAL from Seattle to Japan on the same award.
  • Awards may include additional taxes and fees not shown in the examples above.

IHG 100% bonus (Buy points for 0.5 cents each)

The Kimpton Seafire resort in Grand Cayman usually costs over $800 per night, but it can alternatively be booked for 70,000 IHG points per night.  At half a cent per point, you’ll pay only $350 per night!

Promotion details:

  • Valid through December 30, 2019
  • Offer may vary by IHG member.  I was offered a 100% bonus.
    (a 100% bonus results in a cost of 0.5 cents per point)
  • Members may purchase a maximum of 150,000 points per calendar year and receive as a gift a maximum of 150,000 points per calendar year
  • Offer link

Best uses:

  • IHG Points Breaks: Every quarter IHG releases a new list of hotels that can be booked for either 5K, 10K, or 15K points per night.  At 0.5 cents per point, you can book these for $25, $50, or $75 per night, respectively.
  • Stay at top tier properties for less.  With few exceptions, IHG awards top out at 70,000 points per night.  With points purchased for 0.5 cents each, you can book these top tier properties for only $350 per night.

Things to know:

  • When you book nights with points, you will not earn points for the stay.
  • Most hotel taxes are not charged on award stays, so this can make the value of buying points even better.  Arguably, this factor and the one above roughly cancel each other out.
  • Resort and destination fees are charged to you regardless of whether you book with cash or points.

Marriott 30% discount (Buy points for 0.875 cents each)

The St. Regis Bora Bora often costs over $1,500 per night, but it’s possible to buy the required points for significantly less during point sales.

Promotion details:

  • Valid through December 22, 2019
  • Save 30% on purchases of 2,000+ points
    (this results in a cost of 0.875 cents per point vs. the usual 1.25 cents per point price)
  • You can purchase up to 50,000 points per transaction.
  • The annual maximum for purchased points will be raised from 50,000 points to 100,000 points between November 15, 2019, and December 22, 2019.
  • Offer link

Best uses:

  • Use points to book 5 nights in order to get one night free
  • Save money on low category hotels.  For example, category 1 standard award pricing is 7,500 points per night.  With the current discount, you can buy 15,000 points in order to book two nights for $131.25 (~$66 per night).  If hotel rates are significantly higher than $66 per night, then it can make sense to buy the required points.
  • Stay at top tier properties for less.  Marriott’s top tier category 8 properties cost 85,000 points at standard rates, 70,000 off-peak and 100,000 peak.  At standard award pricing, it’s possible to buy 50,000 points for $437.50 and 35,000 points for $306.25 for a total of $743.75.  There’s no question that that’s a lot to spend, but some of Marriott’s top properties cost significantly more.  For example, the St. Regis Bora Bora often costs over $1,500 per night. So, you can save more than 50%.  Keep in mind that it makes no sense to buy points for a top tier hotel if the rates at the time you want to go are less than $800.

Things to know:

  • When you book nights with points, you will not earn points for the stay.
  • Most hotel taxes are not charged on award stays, so this can make the value of buying points even better.  Arguably, this factor and the one above roughly cancel each other out.
  • Resort and destination fees are charged to you regardless of whether you book with cash or points.
  • When you book 5 award nights in one booking at one hotel, Marriott charges you only for 4 nights (the least expensive night is removed from the cost).
  • You will earn elite nights on either cash or point stays.  This is only relevant to those seeking elite status.
  • Please see our guide for more information: Marriott Bonvoy Complete Guide.

Air France 75% bonus (Buy points for 1.75 cents each)

Air France

Promotion details:

  • Valid through January 14, 2020
  • Buy 30,000 – 75,000 miles, get a 75% bonus.
    • This results in a cost of 1.57 cents Euro per mile.
    • With the exchange rate at the time of writing, that comes to 1.75 cents US per mile
  • Maximum purchase per calendar year: 75,000 miles (not counting bonus miles).  Elite members are not limited.
  • Maximum bonus miles that can be earned during promotion: 100,000
  • Offer link

Best uses:

  • Air France Flying Blue Promo Rewards.  Each month, Air France offers discounted award rates for a number of routes.  Sometimes we’ll see economy flights from the US to Europe available for less than 11,000 miles one-way.  That’s less than $200 in purchased points.  Keep in mind that you’ll also have to pay taxes and fees which vary by route.
  • Delta economy flights between the US and Hawaii for 17,500 miles one-way.  That’s just over $300 one-way with purchased points.  That’s not necessarily much of a deal, but it can be on some routes.  Air France also has great award prices for Delta first class to Hawaii, but Delta rarely releases first class award space on its Hawaii routes.

Things to know:

  • Air France awards usually incur taxes and fees.
  • Award availability may be hard to find.  Buy miles only if you know that the awards you want are available.

American Airlines 70% bonus (Buy points for 1.98 cents each)

  • Valid through January 5, 2020
  • Buy 100,000 – 150,000 miles, get a 70% bonus
    (this results in a cost of 1.98 cents per mile vs. the usual 2.96 cents per mile price)
  • Bug Alert: There appears to be a bug in the AA pricing.  If you try to buy the full 150,000 miles, the resulting price is too high and results in a cost of 2.07 cents per mile.  If you buy any amount from 100,000 to 149,000 miles, though, it correctly prices at 1.98 cents per mile.
  • You can purchase up to 150,000 miles per year.
  • Offer Link

Best Uses:

  • Economy US to Europe for 22,500 miles off-peak.
  • US to Japan or Korea for 60,000 miles one-way business class.
  • US to Africa for 75,000 miles one-way business class.  Qatar Qsuites anyone?
  • Middle East to Asia for 50,000 miles one-way first class.
  • Europe to Africa for 55,000 miles one-way business class or 80,000 miles first class.

Things to know:

  • Saver award availability on American’s own flights is often very hard to find.  Availability on some partners is easier. Buy miles only if you know that the awards are available.
  • AA miles can be great for some extremely high end awards such as Etihad First Apartments (which I reviewed here), Cathay Pacific, JAL, Qatar, etc.
  • AA allows mixing partners in one award.  For example, you could book an award which includes both JAL and Cathay Pacific.
  • AA passes along British Airways fuel surcharges.  This is worth noting because these charge are often crazy high, especially for premium cabin awards. This means that you’ll often see great business class award availability but then you may be disappointed when you find out that BA is the carrier.

British Airways 30% bonus Avios (Don’t buy points for 2.13 cents each)

British Airways Club Suites look awesome. Sadly, British Airways imposes very high fuel surcharges on premium awards.

  • Valid through Jan 30 2020
  • Buy up to 200,000 Avios, get a 30% bonus
  • With the bonus, the price per Avios is 2.13 cents per point (vs. the usual price of 2.775 cents per point)
  • The Bonus Avios will not count towards your promotional limit of 200,000 Avios.
  • Offer Link

Best uses:

  • Ugh. Don’t bother with this deal.  Avios points are often available for far less.

Things to know:

  • Flights where British Airways is the operating carrier usually include hefty fuel surcharges, especially for premium cabin awards.
  • Reduce fuel charges by booking two one-way awards rather than one round trip.

Etihad 30% discount (Buy points for 1.4 cents each)

Etihad miles offer very good award prices on American Airlines flights.  Unfortunately, AA is very stingy about releasing award space.

Promotion details:

  • Valid through December 31, 2019
  • Buy 41,000 – 60,000 miles, get a 30% discount
    (this results in a cost of 1.4 cents per mile vs. the usual 2 cents per mile price)
  • A maximum of 100,000 miles can be purchased within a single calendar year
  • Offer link

Best uses:

  • Fly Royal Air Maroc business class for 44K miles each way between North America and Casablanca.  At 1.4 cents per mile, that’s a one-way cost of only $616!
  • Fly Brussels Airlines business class for 44K miles each way between North America and Europe.  At 1.4 cents per mile, that’s a one-way cost of only $616!
  • Fly American Airlines business class for 50K miles each way between North America and Europe.  At 1.4 cents per mile, that’s a one-way cost of only $700!
  • Fly American Airlines first class within the US and Canada for 25K miles each way.  At 1.4 cents per mile, that’s a one-way cost of $350.  Whether or not that’s a deal depends upon the route.
  • Fly American Airlines economy class within the US and Canada for 12.5K miles each way.  At 1.4 cents per mile, that’s a one-way cost of $175.  Whether or not that’s a deal depends upon the route.

Things to know:

  • Award availability may be very hard to find.  Buy miles only if you know that the awards are available.
  • Etihad doesn’t show partner award space online.  Find the award space through other sites and then call Etihad to book your award.  For example, you can search for Brussels Airlines award space on United.com; search for AA award space on Qantas.com; and search for Royal Air Maroc award space at RoyalAirMaroc.com.
  • Awards may include additional taxes and fees (such as fuel surcharges) not shown in the examples above.

Virgin Atlantic standard price (Buy points for 2.22 cents each)

Details:

  • Virgin Atlantic offers somewhat reasonable standard pricing for their miles
  • Purchase price: $22 per 1,000 miles plus a $20 transaction fee.  Due to the transaction fee, you’ll do better to buy more miles at once (max: 100,000)
  • Cost per mile when you purchase 100,000 = $2,220 / 100,000 = 2.22 cents per mile
  • Miles are available to buy in increments of 1,000 miles, and you can purchase up to 100,000 miles in the calendar year.
  • Offer Link

Best Uses:

  • Fly US to Japan First Class Round Trip for 110,000 or 120,000 miles.  Total cost if you purchased all of the required miles would be less than $2,700 (not counting taxes & fees)!
  • Fly US to Europe non-stop on Delta One (business class) for 50,000 miles, or 100,000 miles round-trip.  Total cost for round-trip: $2,220 plus award taxes and fees.
  • Fly US to Asia non-stop on Delta One (business class) for 60,000 miles, or 120,000 miles round-trip.
  • Almost all Virgin Atlantic economy flights are cheap to book with miles, especially during standard pricing dates (they charge more during certain peak dates).  One-way examples include:
    • East Coast US to London 10K
    • London to South Africa, China, or Hong Kong: 12.5K
    • London to India: 10K

Things to know:

  • Award availability may be hard to find.  Buy miles only if you know that the awards are available.
  • Most Delta flights can be booked online.  You must call to book ANA flights.
  • Flights to/from London include often hefty fuel surcharges.  Best deal is one-way from Hong Kong to London for only ~$42 in fees.
  • Reduce fuel charges by booking two one-way awards rather than one round trip.

Choice 30% discount (Buy points for 0.69 cents each)

Details:

  • Save 30% when buying 5,000+ Choice Privileges points.
  • 5,000-9,000 = 0.77cpp, 10,000+ = 0.69cpp.
  • Direct link to offer (our affiliate link).

Best uses:

  • Use points to book upgraded rooms for the same award price as standard rooms.
  • Look for situations where the point price offers better than 1 cent per point value.  For example, if the point price is 20,000 points, then points would be a good value when the paid price is $200 or more.
  • Choice’s Nordic properties are known to offer particularly good value.
  • With Bluegreen Vacation properties, it’s possible to condos (sometimes with up to 3 bedrooms) for only 30,000 points per night.

Things to know:

  • Free night awards can only be booked within 100 days of check-in.
  • Each hotel is assigned point award prices that may vary by season or by day of week.
  • Choice often offers points for sale for less than half a cent each during the Daily Getaways each spring.  It’s worth waiting for that deal if you don’t need points immediately.

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[…] When To Buy Points:  You often see offers to buy points,but it can get difficult to recognize a good deal.  Here’s a great guide to know what a good price is when buying certain points and miles. […]

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If you’re going to buy AA miles, you better make damn sure first that your account isn’t locked, and be highly confident that your account won’t eventually be nuked.

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LoL….some truth to that.

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Does Southwest have sales?

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@Greg Hyatt has a 25% discount currently through 2/29. Also, had an experience lately with Hyatt where I only had 6,000 points, but needed 12,000 for the night. I had initially booked cash plus points, but the cash portion came out to be $250 dollars. Looked into buying hyatt points and to purchase 6,000 points, it only cost $108. Granted you do earn some points back on the cash portion, but I rather have the lower cash outlay. Could be interesting to make a vicky mendoza diagonal on these points

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Greg the email i got said
For the next 7 days, not only save 10% when you buy or gift miles, but also earn up to 52.5K bonus miles.

Act fast — this offer ends on February 16th.
Buy or Gift. Bonus Miles (%). Discount
15,000 – 69,000 miles 30% Bonus miles 10%
70,000 – 150,000 miles 35% Bonus miles 10%
Show your love and transfer miles this Valentine’s Day.

By gift do they mean transfer your miles or buy miles for somebody else? My first thought was the later but then they throw in the mention of transfer just below the table

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[…] aren’t outlandish when you consider the fact that Hilton transfers 2.5:1 and you can very often buy Hilton points for half a cent each (including right now — see: Buy Hilton points for half a cent each through 2/19/20). That means […]