Ryan Smith

Writer and Editor

Ryan is a freelance writer and editor who joined the AwardWallet team in 2021 but has been around points and miles for several years. After someone at his hostel in China said “I flew here for free using points,” Ryan was hooked. Ryan is on a mission to visit every country in the world and recently passed the 150 mark.

His wife joins him on many of his trips, and they enjoy snowboarding, diving, and seeing animals in the wild. When not traveling, Ryan is probably answering questions from his family about how he travels so much and whether all of this is illegal.

Buy Radisson Rewards Points with Up to a 40% Bonus (0.5¢)

You can buy Radisson points with a 40% bonus through October 2, 2022. This is as good of a promotion as we’ve seen on Radisson points. And it can make sense in a few situations to buy points to save on stays. Let’s look at whether this deal is “worth it” or not by going through a few examples.

Singapore Airlines Spontaneous Escapes: 30% Off Awards in October 2022

Singapore Spontaneous Escapes price-busting award bookings are back! After returning in spring 2022, Spontaneous Escapes are back again this month. These promotions offer KrisFlyer award bookings for 30% off on various routes, meaning you need fewer miles to book than normal. The latest list includes flights in October 2022. However, you need to book by September 30. So, act fast.

Buy Emirates Skywards Miles with Up to a 35% Bonus

Emirates just launched a new sale to buy Skywards miles, offering up to a 35% bonus on purchases through September 22, 2022. For the next 9 days, you can buy Skywards miles for 2.22¢ per mile. That’s a really crummy rate. So, here’s a look at your alternatives and when buying miles might make sense.

Renew InterContinental Ambassador Status, Get 20,000 Bonus Points

IHG is offering a promotion to sign up for or renew an InterContinental Ambassador status by December 31, 2022 and receive 20,000 bonus points. To score the bonus points, this promotion also requires staying two nights with select IHG hotel brands. For those interested, here’s a look at the details of this promotion.

Buy Aeroplan Points With Up to an 85% Bonus (1.44¢ per Point)

Aeroplan only got into the business of selling points recently, but they’re back with another promotion to buy points with up to an 85% bonus. This is one of the better prices we’ve seen from them. Bonus tiers depend on how many points you buy, but the purchase rate can be as low as 1.44¢ per mile. This promotion runs through September 3, 2022.

Earn up to 15,000 Bonus United on IHG Stays Through Latest Promotion

A current promotion from IHG Rewards and United MileagePlus offers members the chance to earn up to 15,000 bonus miles. Bonus miles are given on stays of 2+ nights. You’ll need to make some adjustments to your settings to earn these miles. But, you don’t have to pay more than the best available room rate to get the bonus. The promotion runs through November 30, 2022, and here’s how you can participate.

IHG Promotions: Up to 4X Points (Plus 6k Bonus), Up to 30k Bonus Points in September, and More

There should be an IHG promotion for everyone, given all of the current promotions. IHG is offering a 4X points promotion plus 6,000 bonus points for IHG cardholders for August 2022, up to 30k bonus points in September 2022, and plenty of savings opportunities. Here’s a look at all of the current IHG promotions and how to take advantage of these to either save on a stay or rack up points.