Buy Lifemiles With Up To A 155% Bonus

June 13, 2024 at 07:08 EDT By Spencer Howard

Lifemiles is running a promo for buying miles in which you can get up to a 155% bonus when buy miles. With the 155% bonus offer, you can buy lifemiles for 1.29 cents per mile if you purchase at least 36,000 miles. If you purchase fewer miles, the bonus will be 145%.

While LifeMiles typically offers different promo rates to members, this appears to be a set promo rate available to everyone. This promo runs through July 11, 2024.

This is the lowest bonus offer lifemiles has offered since October 2023.

Direct link to offer

Points Wire Note:

Previously, LifeMiles sold miles directly. However, they're now using the platform which means the purchase won't code as an airline.

This means your best bet is to use a credit card that earns 2x on everything such as the Capital One Venture, Capital One Venture XCapital One Venture X Business, Amex Blue Business Plus, or Citi Double Cash. If you recently opened the Chase Freedom Unlimited with the offer for unlimited matched cash back for 12 months, you could earn 3%/3x.

Earn 10x AA Miles And Loyalty Points Via American's Shopping Portal

December 14, 2023 at 17:55 EDT By Spencer Howard

American's shopping portal has increased earn rates at a bunch of stores for the holidays. Remember, you will earn Loyalty Points toward elite status in addition to redeemable miles when you use American's shopping portal.

Here are a some options to earn 10x AA miles/Loyalty Points per dollar:

  • Marriott
  • Best Buy on select categories
  • Nike 
  • Lenovo
  • Saks Off 5th
  • Land's End
  • Sam's Club on new memberships (5x on other categories)
  • Samsung
  • Harry & David
  • MAC
  • AVON

Points Wire Note:

Sometimes, SimplyMiles offers will overlap with the merchants on American's shopping portal. You can link a Mastercard to SimplyMiles and add offers then go through AA's shopping portal and pay with that Mastercard. That way you'll earn bonus miles from SimplyMiles and AA's shopping portal on top of the usual points you earn with your credit card.

My favorite cards to link are the Bilt Mastercard. The Citi Double Cash is another great option if you have the Citi Premier as well.

IHG Flash Sale: 20%+ Off Select U.S. Hotels

December 14, 2023 at 17:32 EDT By Spencer Howard

For IHG stays between December 15, 2024 and January 6, 2024, you can save 20% during this flash sale. IHG One Rewards members can save up to 25%. Deal states that 1,600 properties in the U.S. are participating.

Bookings must be made at least 3 days in advance and are prepaid. Must book by January 3, 2024.

Direct link to offer

Points Wire Note:

I would consider use the Top Cashback shopping portal to earn some cash back on your booking Also, there are Chase Offers for 10% back at multiple IHG brands.

Add those offers and you can do a nice stack: IHG Flash Sale + Top Cashback + Chase Offer.

(Now Live) New Hilton Points Plus Promo

May 2, 2024 at 12:17 EDT By Spencer Howard

Hilton has announced their next Points Plus promotion for stays between May 2 and September 2, 2024. For stays within these dates, you'll earn 2x points without a limit. Just make sure you register before your first stay. Stays booked prior to the promo will be eligible.

Direct link to promo

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Chase 20% Transfer Bonus To Air Canada Aeroplan

June 15, 2024 at 07:17 EDT By Spencer Howard

You can transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards points to Air Canada Aeroplan with a 20% bonus until 11:59pm ET on July 31, 2024.

If you have the Chase Aeroplan Card, you'll get an additional 10% bonus on the points you transfer if you transfer at least 50,000 points. That means you'll get a 30% bonus. For example, a transfer of 50,000 Ultimate Rewards points will get you 65,000 Aeroplan points if you have the Aeroplan card.

See all current transfer bonuses

(Ended Early) Transfer Amex Points To Singapore KrisFlyer With 20% Bonus

December 13, 2023 at 16:24 EDT By Spencer Howard

Unfortunately, Amex ended this targeted transfer bonus promo early.

You can transfer Amex Membership Rewards points to Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer and get a 20% bonus through December 31, 2023.

Transfers from Amex to Singapore KrisFlyer can take up to 48 hours to process. If you've transferred Amex points to KrisFlyer previously, transfers often process a bit faster.

It seems this is a targeted offer. While I have it on my account, some readers have reported that they do not.

Transfer Amex Points To Virgin Atlantic With 30% Bonus

April 23, 2024 at 04:26 EDT By Spencer Howard

You can transfer Amex Membership Rewards points to Virgin Atlantic Flying Club and get a 30% bonus through May 31, 2024.

Transfers to Virgin Atlantic are generally instant but you can call to put awards on hold. Amex last ran a 30% transfer bonus to Virgin Atlantic in late 2023.

Points Wire Note: Generally, speculative transfers aren't a great idea as you lock up points with a specific airline program. That could put you in the position of needing to book with a different airline program, but not having enough points to transfer. Plus, you run the risk of an airline program devaluing before you can use the points you transfer if you transfer speculatively.

(Now Live) World Of Hyatt: Big Changes To Milestone Rewards And Guest Of Honor Bookings

January 1, 2024 at 09:53 EDT By Spencer Howard

World of Hyatt is revamping its Guest of Honor program and making some positive changes to Milestone Rewards.

Guest of Honor Changes

Globalist members will no longer be able to do an unlimited number of Guest of Honor bookings. Instead, Guest of Honor bookings will be earn as Milestone Rewards starting in 2024. Guest of Honor awards will be valid during the year in which you earn them plus an additional 14 months.

Current Globalists will receive 5 Guest of Honor awards in January that are valid through February 2025 to lessen the blow.

Now, for the positive changes.

You will be able to use a Guest of Honor booking on both award stays and cash stays. Until now, these bookings were only eligible on award stays.

Globalists will receive one elite night for each Guest of Honor stay they book.

The first Guest of Honor award is earned at 40 nights which means Explorists can earn one and use it for themselves to try out Globalist perks on a stay.

Guest of Honor stays will finally be bookable online.

Milestone Rewards Changes

You will be able to earn Milestone Rewards up to 150 elite nights per year instead of 100 elite nights. This won't impact many travelers, but it incentivizes continued loyalty from road warriors who live on the road. Beyond Guest of Honor awards, here are the new Milestone Reward options:

  • 2K Next Stay Award: Earn 2,000 bonus points on your next stay at a Hyatt Place, Hyatt House, Caption by Hyatt, or UrCove

  • FIND Experiences Credit: $25-300 toward any FIND Experience

  • Miraval Extra Night: Pay for one night at a Miraval, get a second free (cash or award stays)

  • Ultimate Free Night Award: Free night certificate for any Category 1-8 property, Category A-F resort, or Miraval. Can be gifted to others.
Milestone Rewards start with your 20th night (or 35,000 Base Points) each year. To see when you can earn each Milestone Reward, check out Hyatt's announcement page.

Amex 15% Transfer Bonus To Avianca LifeMiles

June 3, 2024 at 12:08 EDT By Spencer Howard

Avianca LifeMiles is running a bonus promo on transfers from American Express Membership Rewards. You can get a 15% bonus on the points you transfer from Amex to LifeMiles through June 30, 2024. Please note that this transfer bonus promo is run by LifeMiles, not Amex, so you won't see it mentioned on your Membership Rewards account.

Points Wire Note: LifeMiles are a great way to book business class award tickets to Europe on Star Alliance carriers.

Buy IHG One Rewards Points For 0.5 Cents Per Point

July 9, 2024 at 09:44 EDT By Spencer Howard

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IHG One Rewards regularly runs promos in which you can buy points with up to a 100% bonus. If you get the 100% bonus offer, you can buy IHG points for 0.5 cents per point.

The current round of this promo runs through July 14, 2024.

The cap on how many points you can buy per year has also been increased from 150,000 to 250,000 points. With the 100% bonus, that means you can buy up to 500,000 IHG points.

Buy IHG One Rewards Points

Points Wire Note: I wouldn't buy IHG points if the bonus is below 100%. Additionally, the best time to buy points is for stays that would be significantly more expensive if you paid cash. If you have one of the IHG credit cards, you can also leverage the 4th night free benefit to really stretch your points.

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