I just bought points… for the first time ever
Don’t miss out! Join the thousands of people who subscribe to our once-daily email with all the best travel news. Some links on this page may pay me a commission – as always, thanks for your support if you use them
From time to time, I write about different bonus opportunities in buying miles and points. While I think generally it’s not a good idea to buy points (even with a bonus), I write about them because a) people seem to like to read about them and b) (selfishly), I earn a commission when people buy miles and points through my links.
Again, I repeat, except in limited circumstances (such as topping off your account balances for a specific short-term award), I do not recommend buying miles and points, even at a discount. With a little foresight, there are often much better (i.e. cheaper) ways to get points, like credit card signup bonuses.
Bonus on buying Choice points through Thursday Aug 17
There is currently a discount on buying Choice points, through the end…