Avianca LifeMiles 120% Buy Miles Purchase Bonus May 5 – 29, 2015

Avianca LifeMiles has brought back is 2 X 1 promotion with an additional 20% bonus for purchases made between May 5 – 29, 2015.

Avianca LifeMiles Buy Miles Campaign May 2015

You can buy maximum of 68,000 LifeMiles and get 81,600 LifeMiles as a bonus for total of 149,600 Miles.

You can access LifeMiles website for buying miles here.

The website states only the 100% bonus and even the purchase screen indicates an additional 10% when it really is 20% (I did calculate). The LifeMiles seem to calculate the 10% bonus of all the miles purchased including the 100% bonus.

Avianca LifeMiles Buy Miles Campaign May 2015 Price

The price of a purchased mile under this offer is exactly 1.5 cents each.

Here are some of my award tickets successes using LifeMiles:

LifeMiles Award Ticket Success: Copa Panama – Havana

Avianca LifeMiles Last Minute Award Ticket Success & Booking Woes BKK-JNB-GRU-EZE.


Have you had any luck redeeming LifeMiles at reasonable levels recently?

I haven’t redeemed any since my trip last year from Bangkok to South America. I tried to use them for a business class redemption from Buenos Aires to Mexico City in April, but nothing was available. I ended up using 40,000 United miles.

This 120% bonus is about the highest that I have seen recently, although LifeMiles has sold miles at 1.5 many times in the past (including bonuses for transferring between accounts).

I have not yet decided if I should buy some or not. I have 73K sitting on my account right now that should be enough for any redemption that I could think of and you can always combine it with the cash as well.

Then there was the debacle couple of years back when LifeMiles changed its award charts and their social media team was claiming that no changes had taken place.

Here are the terms and conditions of this offer:

This promotion is available through This promotion applies for miles purchase made between May 5th andMay 29th, 2015 as the last date of purchase. Minimum LifeMiles purchase per transaction: LM 1,000. Maximum LifeMiles purchase per transaction: LM 68,000. Maximum LifeMiles purchase per member per calendar year: LM 150,000 (including bonuses for purchase of promotional miles). Miles must be purchased in multiples of 1,000. Maximum number of transactions per member during the term of the promotion: 1 transaction. The 10% bonus is calculated on the total mileage to receive including 100% bonus. At purchases can only be made through the EARN / Buy LifeMiles option. Does not apply with Flexible Redemption (miles + money) during the payment process of air ticket redemption. You can purchase miles in blocks of 1,000 LifeMiles for USD 38,94, including all taxes applicable to each country*. Values settled based on the exchange rate prevailing on the date of the transaction. For residents in Peru each package of 1,000 miles has a cost of USD 38,94 or S/.120.32 including taxes. Reference exchange rate to April 1st 2015: S/. 3.09 Per 1 USD dollar. The final price in Nuevo Soles is determined according to the exchange rate of the transaction day. Form of payment through International credit or debit card. Other Conditions: Applies only to members enrolled in the program before May 4th, 2015 except whose countries of residence registered in the LifeMiles profile are: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Ecuador, United States and Colombia before May 4th, 2015. The receipt of the transaction will reflect the total number of miles credited to the member´s account, including the bonus miles and the total charge for the transaction. The miles bought and earned with this promotion do not apply to achieve Elite status. The amount paid for the mile purchase is not refundable. Miles are not endorsable. 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. Not applicable in combination with other promotions. LifeMiles Terms and Conditions apply. LifeMiles is a trademark of LifeMiles Corp. *The price for each package of 1,000 miles varies by country and shopping channel.