Right now, United Airlines isn't running a mileage sale but that doesn't mean that you can't buy miles at a big discount to what the airline is currently charging. In fact, it's currently possible to generate up to 72,000 United Miles at a cost of just 1.86 cents each and, possibly more importantly, you can generate as few as 4,000 miles at the same cost/mile.
Yes, you're reading the headline correctly, IHG Rewards is currently happy to sell you half a million of its points at a cost of just 0.5 cents per point. This is the largest IHG Rewards Club points sale I can remember seeing (by a distance) and the cost per point matches the lowest rate at which we generally see IHG's currency sold.
Hyatt has been at the vanguard of the various incentives we've seen introduced to keep us all engaged at a time when travel hasn't been at the forefront of most people's minds, and now it's back with three more ways to tempt us out of our homes and into its properties in the next few months.
Wyndham Rewards has announced that it is reducing the number of nights required to earn elite status with the program in 2020. By announcing this move the program is following in the footsteps of IHG, Marriott, and Hyatt who have all announced their own measures to make their elites statuses (or the benefits associated with elite status) more attainable in 2020.
Radisson Rewards has launched a new promotion which is offering guests a bonus of 5,000 points on every stay made through the end of the year. All of Radisson's worldwide properties are participating, and existing bookings are not excluded from the offer.
I'm not exactly one of IHG biggest fans nor am I a fan of award pricing that's based on the cash price of a booking, so I've been more than a little surprised to find that I actually quite like IHG's new dynamic price awards. IHG's variable pricing may not work for everyone but, for me and for quite a few other people, it looks like it may actually improve the value we get out of IHG Rewards and, just as importantly, out of the free night certificates issued by IHG co-branded credit cards.
Hyatt has launched a new promotion in which its offering World of Hyatt members up to 20% off at most Hyatt brands around the world, and guests participating in this promotion are getting free breakfasts thrown in too. This offer will stack with Hyatt's current triple points promotion and could help American Airlines elites earn cheap Hyatt status so this a potentially very worthwhile deal.
Hyatt has launched a new points sale in which it's offering a 30% bonus on all purchases of 5,000 points or more. Under current conditions, this is clearly a less attractive offer than normal (although it's identical to the offer we saw in April) but if you're in need of points for a trip towards the end of the year or in 2021 this may be of use.
Marriott Bonvoy is not a program know for making customer-friendly moves so it comes as a surprise to find out that Marriott is reducing the award cost at a lot of its properties for a (very) limited booking window, making elite status a lot easier to earn this year, and that it's throwing in an extra (albeit temporary) benefit for its most loyal guests.
Hilton has opened up yet another points sale in which it is, once again, offering a bonus of up to 100% on purchases made during the promotion period. While a 100% bonus is the best bonus we generally see Hilton offer, it's probably worth pointing out that I can't remember the last time I was offered less than a 100% bonus in one of Hilton's sales. This is the best deal we generally see offered but it's also the most common deal that we see offered.