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Avianca LifeMiles has launched their latest promotion for buying LifeMiles on Singles Day and is offering up to 145% bonus for purchases made until November 12, 2019.

LifeMiles members can purchase up to 200,000 miles every calendar year before any bonuses. Some members may occasionally have higher targeted offers.

You can access this offer on Avianca’s website here.

This is the bonus table under the current promotion:

The price of a ‘LifeMile’ (one) purchased at the 145% bonus level is 1.35 cents each which is rather low, however a 101,000 miles purchase is required in order to max out the bonus at this time. Previously the minimum purchase was much lower.

You’re also always able to supplement 1000 LifeMiles for $15 cash (dynamic pricing) through the cash&points redemption option.

I’d expect another interesting sale around Thanksgiving of this year though it’ll likely not be better than 145% except that they possibly eliminate the minimum purchase amount in order to get the bonus.

Conclusion

LifeMiles used to be very good award option before the award charts were devalued few times. You can still can find LifeMiles useful to utilize for certain routings.

I would not purchase them (especially in large quantities) unless you have clear plan to use them in the near future and award availability exists using LifeMiles (and the award booking using their engine doesn’t “error out” at the end which you unfortunately never know until it actually happens).

These are the Terms&Conditions for this campaign:

This promotion is exclusive for the LifeMiles members that have received this email directly from This promotion is exclusive for the LifeMiles members that have received this email directly from LifeMiles. This promotion applies for miles purchases made between November 7th to November 12th, 2019 (between 00.00-23.59 GMT -6, El Salvador). The bonus percentage applies as follows: for purchases from 1,000 – 10,000 LifeMiles receive 2×1 + 5% additional miles, for purchases from 11,000 – 50,000 LifeMiles receive 2×1 + 15% additional miles, for purchases from 51,000 – 100,000 LifeMiles receive 2×1 + 35% additional miles, for purchases from 101,000 to 200,000 receive 2×1 + 45% additional miles. The bonuses are calculated based on the miles purchased per individual transaction without taking into account the 2×1 bonus. The miles must be purchased in multiples of 1,000. The minimum miles to purchase per transaction is 1,000 LifeMiles. The maximum miles to purchase per transaction during this promotion is 200,000 LifeMiles. Additionally, the maximum miles that a member can receive during the promotion, including applicable bonuses is 490,000 miles, minus the miles that the member has previously purchased in 2019 and their respective bonuses. The purchase transaction cannot be made if the amount of miles to purchase and the corresponding bonus, including all miles purchased in 2019, including the bonuses, exceed the 490,000 miles limit, unless the amount of miles to receive without applying the promotional bonus is less or equal to 490,000 miles, in which case, the transaction will be processed but no bonus will be granted, giving such warning to the member. The maximum amount of miles to receive by a member through the purchase of miles per calendar year outside of this promotion is 200,000 LifeMiles including any bonus miles received. If the member surpasses the limit, through purchases made during this promotion and other purchases in 2019, taking into account the bonuses received for those purchases, he or she will not be able to purchase any more miles outside of promotional periods until the next calendar year. Each package of 1,000 LifeMiles is USD $33.00 without applicable taxes and USD $40.26* including applicable taxes according to country of the mailing address registered in the LifeMiles database. The purchase of miles is not reversible or refundable, except in countries where this right is granted by applicable law, such as the right to retraction in Colombia, in the cases where it applies. The purchase of miles is an immediate execution contract. Once the payment is made, the miles will be accrued immediately on the members account. As of that moment, the miles can be used according to the terms and conditions of the LifeMiles Program. Miles are not endorsable. Miles purchase is available through Avianca’s Call Centers, LifeMiles.com and Avianca Information Centers. For residents of Venezuela, it is only available through LifeMiles.com. Only form of payment through Avianca’s Call Center and LifeMiles.com: credit card or international debit card. Cash payments are only allowed at Avianca’s Information Centers. The receipt of the transaction will reflect the total number of miles accrued to the member´s account, including the bonus miles and the total charge for the transaction. The miles purchased and earned with this promotion do not apply to achieve or maintain the Elite status. Does not apply to the Flexible Redemption (LifeMiles + Money) during the payment process of air ticket redemption. Miles purchased, once accrued, can be redeemed in accordance with the conditions specified in the LifeMiles Program Terms and Conditions and the portfolio of products and services available for redemption.

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