Bonus Opportunities for Purchasing and Transferring Miles

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With the year coming to an end, many of the airline and hotel programs are offering incentives to purchase and transfer points and miles. Below is a compiled list of these opportunities. Overall, purchasing points and miles can be quite expensive, but there are definitely times where it can be a huge cost savings. I will also make sure to update the Promotions page, where you can have a one-stop shop at all the latest travel promotions/deals/bonuses.

UPDATE: This list has been updated to include additional bonus opportunities on purchasing points and miles.

US Airways:

  • Through December 31, 2011 get a 100% bonus on all purchased miles. Purchase miles here. Blog Post


  • Through December 16th, get a 100% bonus on transferred miles to another account. Transfer miles here. Blog Post
  • Through December 22, get a 75% bonus on all Delta mile purchases. Purchase miles here. Blog Post
  • Through December 31, if you are a Delta SkyMiles credit card holder, you can get a 100% bonus on all Delta miles purchases. Purchase miles here. Blog Post

Virgin America:

American Airlines:

  • Through December 31, 2011, for every 6,000 miles you purchase, you will earn 2,000 bonus miles. You can earn up to 20,000 bonus miles (which means purchasing 60,000 miles). Purchase miles here. Points Miles & Martinis Blog Post

bmi Diamond Club:

  • Through December 11, 2011 get a 50% bonus on all purchased miles. The maximum miles you can purchase is 16,000. Purchase miles here. Lufthansa Flyer Blog Post

Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan:

  • Through December 31, 2011, get 4,000 bonus miles for every 10,000 miles purchased. You can earn up to 16,000 bonus miles. Purchase miles here.

JetBlue TrueBlue:

  • Through December 31, get a 35% bonus on all purchased miles. Purchase miles here.

Starwood Hotels:

  • Through December 31, 2011 get a 20% bonus when purchasing points. This is a great deal on low category hotel redemptions. Your account must be oven for 30+ days to purchase points and you can purchase up to 20,000 points per account per calendar year. Purchase points here. Blog Post

Choice Hotels Choice Privileges:

  • Through December 15, 2011, get a 10% bonus on purchased miles. You can purchase up to 20,000 points annually. Purchase points here.
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bmi is also offering a 50% bonus until 12/11


don’t forget the 30% british airways transfer through MR.

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