Avianca LifeMiles has launched their latest promotion for buying LifeMiles and is offering up to 145% bonus for purchases made until October 2, 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. Only a 41,000 miles purchase is required in order to max out the bonus at this time.
You’re also always able to supplement 1000 LifeMiles for $15 cash (dynamic pricing) through the cash&points redemption option.
This is one of the better promotions they had in recent times. 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.
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 the promotion:
This promotion is exclusive for LifeMiles members that have received this email directly from LifeMiles. This promotion applies for miles purchases made between September 10th and October 2nd, 2019 (between 00.00-23.59 GMT -6, El Salvador). The bonus percentage applies as follows: for purchases from 1,000 – 12,000 LifeMiles receive 2×1+ 15% additional miles, for purchases from 13,000 – 40,000 LifeMiles receive 2×1 + 35% additional miles, for purchases from 41,000 – 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.