Buying Points and Miles
Details on buying points and miles for airlines and hotels. Learn when it makes sense to do so. Covers cost per point/mile, active promotions, and more.
Buying points and miles can be beneficial if you know how to do it right. Topping off your account if you're a few points or miles short is one of the most common reasons to buy rewards. The second, and most overlooked reason, is to save money. This is easily done with several hotel rewards programs when points are on sale. While on the extreme side, you can also shave off a few hundred to a few thousand booking first/business class international flights.
Check out my write up on When To Buy Points & Miles which covers all of the top ways you can benefit from buying rewards.
If you want to earn additional cash back on top of the points and miles you're purchasing, TopCashback offers cash when buying rewards with several programs. This includes buying:
- Hilton Honors Points
- United Airlines Miles
- Hyatt Points
- Air France-KLM Flying Blue Miles
- JetBlue TrueBlue Points
- Virgin Atlantic Flying Club Miles
- Southwest Rapid Rewards Points
- Wyndham Rewards Points
- Melia Rewards
- British Airways Avios
- Alaska Airlines Miles
- Marriott Bonvoy Points
- IHG Rewards Points
You can also use TopCashback to earn cash back on gifting and sharing miles through the Points.com website or when redeeming rewards for gift cards through the Points.com website.
You can learn more about TopCashback and Points.com with the links below. You can also sign up for either program using the links below. Both are free to join.
Buy Points/Miles Promos
Any promotions actively going on (that I am aware of) will be listed below. Do note that you will need to know your login information when you land on the storefront of these rewards programs. If there is a promotion missing, feel free to let me know on Facebook or Twitter. Costs are in USD unless otherwise indicated.
|Program||Promotion||Price||Promo End Date||Buy|
|Hilton||Buy at least 10,000 points and get a 100% bonus||0.5¢ each||Ends 05/27/2020||Buy Points|
|Spirit||Get up to 60% bonus miles||1.5¢ - 1.92¢ each||Ends 05/31/2020||Buy Miles|
|Choice Hotels||Save 30% when buying points||0.6¢ - 0.8¢ each||Ends 06/22/2020||Buy Points|
|IHG Hotels||Buy at least 7,000 points and get a 100% bonus||0.5¢ - 0.675¢ each||Ends 06/16/2020||Buy Points|
|Marriott||Get 60% more points||0.78¢ each||Ends 06/30/2020||Buy Points|
Buying Points and Miles List
Listed below are programs that allow you to purchase points or miles and the standard cost associated with doing such. This list does not factor in any promotions that may be listed in the promotions section above. You can click on Buy Points/Miles to be taken to that programs website to buy rewards. You can click on a programs name to learn more about earning, redeeming, and transferring rewards with that program. You'll also be able to calculate rewards based on spend.
|Buying Points & Miles|
|Amtrak||3.77¢ each||Buy Points|
|Hotel Loyalty Programs|
|Choice Hotel||1.43¢ each||Buy Points|
|Hilton Hotels||1¢ each||Buy Points|
|Hyatt Hotels||2.4¢ each||Buy Points|
|IHG Hotels||1.35¢ each||Buy Points|
|Marriott Hotels||1.25¢ each||Buy Points|
|Melía Hotels||EUR 0.36¢ each||Buy Points|
|Radisson Hotels||0.7¢ each||Buy Points|
|Wyndham Hotels||1.3¢ each||Buy Points|
|Airline Frequent Flyer Programs|
|Air France-KLM||2.75¢ each||Buy Miles|
|Alaska Airlines||2.75¢ each||Buy Miles|
|Alitalia Airlines||2.5¢ each (Euro)||Buy Miles|
|American Airlines||2.97¢ - 4.7¢ each||Buy Miles|
|Avianca Airlines||3.3¢ each||Buy Miles|
|British Airways||2.78¢ - 5.3¢ each||Buy Avios|
|Delta Airlines||3.5¢ each||Buy Miles|
|Emirates||3¢ each||Buy Miles|
|Ethiopian Airlines||2.5¢ each||Buy Miles|
|Etihad||2¢ each||Buy Miles|
|Eva Air||4¢ each||Buy Miles|
|Finnair||1.28¢ each||Buy Points|
|Frontier Airlines||2.5¢ each||Buy Miles|
|Garuda Indonesia||1.93¢ each||Buy Miles|
|Hainan Airlines||-||Buy Miles|
|Hawaiian Airlines||2.96¢ each||Buy Miles|
|Jet Airways||1.8¢ each||Buy Miles|
|JetBlue Airways||3.51¢ each||Buy Points|
|LATAM||R$70 for 1k||Buy Points|
|Malaysia Airlines||2.5¢ each||Buy Miles|
|Qantas||2.3¢ - 4.9¢ AUD||Buy Points|
|Qatar||3.5¢ each||Buy Miles|
|Singapore Airlines||4¢ each||Buy Miles|
|Southwest Airlines||3¢ each||Buy Points|
|Spirit Airlines||2.5¢ each||Buy Points|
|Thai Air||4¢ each||Buy Miles|
|Turkish Air||3¢ each||Buy Miles|
|United Airlines||3.5¢ each||Buy Miles|
|Virgin Atlantic||1.5¢ each (Euro)||Buy Miles|
|Virgin Australia||3.6¢ each||Buy Points|
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