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Cheap points, great possibilities…

There’s an in important guideline to the points game: earn and burn. Sitting on points for great lengths of time makes travelers vulnerable to devaluations and changing possibilities, so the best practice is almost always to use points once a goal is achievable. Therein lies the problem: it’s quite hard for most people to earn enough points to satisfy their travel goals in a short amount of time. That’s where point sales come in. Hyatt, Alaska Airlines and Avios are offering points sales which can help push you over the goal line, and at these prices it can absolutely be worth it…

a bed in a planeAlaska 40% Off Points

Alaska MileagePlan is one of the best loyalty programs for unlocking flights on Japan Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Qantas and more, all at fantastic rates. There are some exciting opportunities out there, like business class from Southeast Asia to India, with a free stopover in Tokyo from just 25,000 points, and first class between Australia and the US from 70,000 points. Here’s an entire article on possibilities. In the sale, you can enjoy 40% off the purchase price of points, which can quickly get you the points needed to book an aspirational trip. Buy points here.

a room with a bed and a chair and a large windowHyatt 40% Off Points

Hyatt is offering 40% off their World of Hyatt points, which is the lowest rate the chain ever offers. This is the perfect way to top off for a great hotel redemption, or in some cases, buy all the points, since it will still be cheaper than the paid cash rates. Hyatt has acquired new luxury hotels in Southeast Asia, with a dramatic increase coming in Europe as well. This could be a shrewd purchase if you’re close to a great points redemption. Andaz Tokyo would be our pick!

a white airplane in the skyIberia Avios Up To 45% Off Sale

Iberia continues to run points sales via Groupon, where you can find the lowest prices on Avios. Via the sales you can score excellent rates on business class between the US and Europe, and Europe and South Africa, amongst others. The Spanish airline has made great strides this year, launching new Airbus A350 flights and improving lounges in Madrid. You can also transfer these points to British Airways.

Gilbert Ott

Gilbert Ott is an ever curious traveler and one of the world's leading travel experts. His adventures take him all over the globe, often spanning over 200,000 miles a year and his travel exploits are regularly...

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