Buying AAdvantage miles with bonus and transferring from IHG

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I am looking at taking up the offer of the 100,000 points from AAdvantage however my award flight costs 160-180k, AAdvantage states that you can only gift/buy a combined amount of 100,000 points per calendar year, however if I was to purchase and transfer the remaining 60-80k from IHG would I qualify ?
 

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Hi unless it is urgent you could wait for a points sale where they give bonuses instead of discounts. My preference has always been to buy points during bonuses with AA because of the annual cap, instead of the discount. The points per dollar costs the same anyway but getting bonus miles is better because we cant earn AA miles easily. During bonus offers you could get 150k points for the same costs as buying 100k points with on a discount.

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Hi there,

The buying miles restriction only applies to purchased miles. Transferred miles from hotel programs and other sources don’t count toward that 100k limit, so yes, you could transfer over a heap of IHG or SPG points to top up, if you have enough.

  • Thanks Keith,

    Do you know how much it costs to buy IHG points as even buying 100k from AA and another 50-60k from IHG to transfer it could still cost way less than a $15,000 if not more first class ticket.

  • Not sure of the prices off the top of my head but the current deal is here (if there is a promo on). You can click through and get the normal points cost or hang on for another buy points promo too.
    Note the transfer rate between IHG is not great, 10,000 IHG = 2,000 AA.

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