Spirit Airlines is currently offering a bonus of up to 60% on purchased points through its Free Spirit loyalty program. This offer is only available for purchases made between May 19, 2023, and June 10, 2023.
The bonus you could earn is based on the number of points purchased, with the best deal being a 60% bonus when you purchase 40,000 or more points.
What’s the Deal?
From May 19 to June 10, 2023, Free Spirit members can take advantage of Spirit Airlines’ point purchase promotion. The bonus structure is as follows:
- Buy 4,000-12,000 points and get a 20% bonus.
- Buy 13,000-30,000 points: and get a 40% bonus.
- Best Deal: Buy 40,000+ points and get a 60% bonus
The bonus points earned during this promotion can be used towards all Free Spirit rewards, so if you’re on the brink of a redemption or already have some points in the bank but need some extra for some upcoming travel, then this could present a great opportunity to improve your points balance.
Is buying points worth it?
This really depends on whether you actually plan to use these points, although I normally say that buying points isn’t advisable unless you are nearing a redemption goal and need a small boost to reach it.
That being said, bonus promotions such as this one can present a strategic move to maximize the value of your rewards. The bonus on point purchases allows you to stretch your dollars further, making otherwise unattainable reward flights within reach.
Spirit’s Free Spirit program operates on a revenue-based model, where members earn points based on their how much they spend rather than the distance traveled. With a dynamic reward pricing system, you’ll want to check the cash price against the redemption cost to make sure you’re getting value for money.
How Much is a Free Spirit Point Worth?
Each Free Spirit point has an approximate value of 0.80 cents, although the actual redemption value can vary. This is just a ballpark figure, however, and it’s important to research specific flights to determine the best value for your points.
Spirit Airlines’ reward redemptions start as low as 2,500 points, making it possible to score flights at significantly discounted rates.
Important Terms to Note
- The offer runs from May 19, 2023, at 9:00 AM ET to June 10, 2023, at 11:59 PM ET
- Points purchased are non-refundable and it could take up too 72 hours to appear in your account
- Purchased points are applicable towards all Free Spirit rewards but do not count towards Free Spirit status upgrades.
- Free Spirit accounts less than 12 days old are not eligible for buying or gifting points
For more information on the points needed for your reward flight on Spirit, check here.
Mateusz Maszczynski honed his skills as an international flight attendant at the most prominent airline in the Middle East and has been flying throughout the COVID-19 pandemic for a well-known European airline. Matt is passionate about the aviation industry and has become an expert in passenger experience and human-centric stories. Always keeping an ear close to the ground, Matt's industry insights, analysis and news coverage is frequently relied upon by some of the biggest names in journalism.