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Points sales are the quintessential “to buy” or “not to buy” question. Buying points can make dream trips come true, they can hedge costs against retail prices and they can save you big time when booking last minute travel needs. When you boil it down, buying points is all about knowing how to use them, and knowing in advance that you have a specific use that will save you money. One thing that always sweetens the deal is when bonus points and sale prices are involved, which make the break even or “winning” point even easier. As you may have expected, we have a few sales worth mentioning…

Hyatt Offering 40% Bonus On Purchased Points!

Hyatt offers many excellent arbitrage opportunities with their points. From club room upgrades starting at 3,000 points to suite upgrades starting at just 6,000 points there are instant ways to up your enjoyment. Paid stays can be quite expensive in top properties like the Park Hyatt’s in New York, Sydney, Tokyo and so forth, so points can also be a great way to undercut the paid rate. Buy Points HERE.

Hilton Offering 100% Bonus On Purchased Points!

Hilton is offering a 100% bonus on purchased points, which means a purchase of 50,000 points would get you 100,000 points. Hilton points offer less arbitrage opportunities, since their costs for a hotel using points are more closely aligned to the cost using cash. Points upgrades don’t really work either. To know if buying Hilton Points is wise for you, check out a place you know you’re going to stay in the future. If the cost per night in points is lower than the cost in cash, factoring in these bonuses, it may be a wise purchase. If not, carry on. Buy Hilton Points HERE.

American Airlines Offering Tiered Bonuses On Miles…

American Airlines points have some excellent value, especially for long haul business class travel, or First Class travel to and from medium haul regions. In these sales, you can top off your account for something you have planned, or hedge towards a really aspirational use of miles, like the Etihad First Class Apartment for just 62,500 miles! As with all points purchases, only purchase if you know that the points you buy will save you money versus just paying cash for a ticket, and even then, factor in what you’d be missing out on, like the ability to earn miles or status points, if you used frequent flyer miles to book. Buy American Miles HERE.

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