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Although the Miles and Points game can be very rewarding, things can get pretty complex when there are so many promotions going on. I am sure that you may be lost at some point in time, so here is the summary of the latest Miles and Points deals that you should check out.

Compilation of On-Going Deals (Sorted by Expiry Date)

Expiry DateLoyalty ProgramPromotionCost
23rd Dec
(extended to 30th Dec)
Alaska Mileage Plan (Airlines)50% bonus1.97 US cents/mile
28th DecHilton Honors100% Bonus0.5 US cent/point
30th DecIHG Rewards Club (Hotel)80% Bonus +10% Discount0.5 US cent/point
31st DecWorld of Hyatt (Hotel)40% Bonus1.71 US cent/point
5th JanAmerican AAdvantage (Airlines)70% Bonus2.07 US cents/mile
14th JanAir France/KLM Flying Blue75% Bonus1.57 Euro cent/mile
30th JanBritish Airways Avios30% Bonus1.39 Euro cent/mile

Here Are Some Sweet Spots For Each Deal

For beginners, please do not look at absolute cost as stated above to conclude your purchasing decision. Each loyalty program may offer different redemption rates for similar product.

As a general rule of thumb, I will advise you to make a comparison between the selling price of your desired hotel/flight and the cost of redemption (redemption miles/points required * miles/points price) before you make any purchase. While every individual has his/her own valuation metric, I will highlight some sweet spots on each deal so that you can form a better judgement.

Airline Deals:

1)Alaska Mileage Plan at 1.97 US cents per mile (Ends on 30th Dec)

Although Alaska Airlines does not belong to any airline alliance, it has its own partners where you can redeem flights at great value. Moreover, it comes with free stopovers where you can add two destinations in your itinerary. Here are some great ideas for redemption:

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  • Cathay Pacific First Class from US to Asia for 70k miles one way ($1,379)
  • Hainan/Cathay Pacific Business Class from US to Asia for 50k miles one way ($985)
  • Qantas Business Class from US to Australia for 55k miles one way ($1,084)

Click here to purchase miles.
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2)American Airlines Aadvantage at 2.07 US cents per mile (Ends on 5th Jan)

Although American Airlines devalued their miles years ago, you can still unlock some great redemption on flights from partner airlines (including Oneworld airline members):

American Airlines Miles Promotion
  • One way between US and Asia on Cathay Pacific Business Class for 70,000 miles ($1,449)
    One way between US and Middle East on Qatar Airways Business Class for 70,000 miles ($1,449)

Click here to purchase miles.
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3)Air France KLM Flying Blue at 1.57 Euro cents per mile (Ends on 14th Jan)

Although Air France-KLM is part of OneWorld Alliance, it is best to use Flying Blue miles on its own flights rather than partner airlines.

Each month, Flying Blue will roll out Promo Rewards where they offer redemption discounts (up to 50%) on certain routes. Below is the list of destinations for this month’s Promo Blue Rewards for travel between 1st February to 31st March 2020:

a)Short Haul Flights

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b)Medium/Long Haul Flights

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Click here to purchase Flying Blue Miles.
Click here to find out more about this promotion.

4)British Airways Avios at 1.39 Euro cents per mile (Ends on 30th Jan)

British Airways is part of the OneWorld Alliance. Quite frankly, it is best to use Avios on partner airlines, particularly for Intra-Asia routes. British Airways charges a high surcharge for non intra-Europe routes for its own flights.

Here are some of the sweet spots on which to redeem your British Airways Avios:

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  • Hong Kong to Tokyo on Japan Airlines Business Class at 22,000 Avios – €305,80
  • Singapore to Hong Kong on Cathay Pacific Business Class at 22,000 Avios – €305,80

Click here to purchase your Avios.
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Hotel Deals:

1)Hilton Honors at 0.5 US cents per point (Ends on 28th Dec)

Should you be short of points to redeem your dream holiday in any Hilton property, you might not want to miss this promotion. This is the best promotion to purchase Hilton Points so far. Here is an example of how you can spend Hilton Points:

London’s Curio Collection by Hilton

Pay $594 in cash per night or 70k points ($350) per night.

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Click here to buy points.
Click here to find out more about this promotion.

2)IHG Rewards at 0.5 US cents per point (Ends on 30th Dec)

a) Last Minute Redemption Deals

Here is a good scenario where using points may have actually been cheaper. For example, a stay at The InterContinental London Park Lane will cost $653. You could use 70,000 IHG points to redeem your stay, which would cost you just $350.

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b) IHG PointsBreaks Promotion – Starting From 5,000 IHG points ($25USD For a Hotel Room per Night)

IHG often run PointsBreaks to redeem for a night as little as 5,000 IHG points. At this rate, you could snag a PointBreaks hotels for as little as $25. Yes, you can score a hotel for just $25, no gimmicks! There are also PointsBreaks that require 10,000 and 15,000 IHG points; your effective cost per night staying at those properties would be $50 and $75 respectively, per night.

For example, Crown Plaza Hawkesbury Valley Way is currently retailing at $122 per night. This property, under PointBreaks, could be redeemed for 10,000 points per night, which means it would cost you $50 for a night’s stay if you bought the IHG points and used them for redemption. A good saving indeed!

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Click here to purchase points.
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3)World of Hyatt at 1.71 US cents per point (Ends on 31st December)

One of the best way to use Hyatt points is to redeem top tier luxury/boutique hotels. Nevertheless, should you prefer mid-tier hotels, you should do your comparison between selling cost and redemption cost. Here are some ideas for you:

a) Grand Hyatt Tokyo

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25,000 points ($427) or $758 in cash

b) Park Hyatt Sydney

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30k points ($513) or $919 in cash

Here are the properties under the World Of Hyatt:

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Click here to buy Hyatt Points
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If you have any other great redemption ideas, do drop a comment below.