GOL Smiles has published yet another promotion to purchase miles with a 200% Bonus, this time targeted towards members of the for-purchase Clube Smiles.
A Clube Smiles Membership subscription is very cheap and in fact you get miles for each month you are a member so you essentially pay for miles, no a membership.
To be honest, this high frequency of mileage sales at such a large bonus makes me a little nervous. You never know what these programs might have up their sleeves a few months down the road.
In any way if you have an immediate purpose to utilize GOL Smiles mileage, you might want to have a look at this promotion (access it here on the Smiles Website).
On top of this, GOL has changed the purchase limit during this promotion to 80,000 Miles per account so with the 200% extra you would receive 240,000 miles.
To enroll into the Clube Smiles there is also an ongoing promotion. If you enroll in the cheapest plan of 35 BRL per month you will currently receive 3x 3,000 miles over the next 3 months. You can access the website for the Clube Smiles here.
I looked over the terms and condition for this promotion. It reads in translation (excerpt):
Participants residing and domiciled in Brazil, who are enrolled in the Smiles Program, CPF / MF carriers valid in Brazil, have active registration with the Smiles Club and are credit cards issued in Brazil.
Indeed, this time it doesn’t say that you have to be Brazilian but simple reside in Brazil and have a CPF number. I tried it with a secondary account and this time I can purchase miles which has previously been exempted from the promotions due to non-brazilian nationality.
These promotions are becoming more and more complicated and with the swamping of many different promotions per month it’s becoming hard to keep track of them.
I would not buy plenty of Smiles and leave them on the account. If you find availability and you’re able to book right away then fine, go ahead with that.
Here are the terms & conditions for this promotion effective 13th September (via Google Translate).
Participants residing and domiciled in Brazil, who are enrolled in the Smiles Program, CPF / MF carriers valid in Brazil, have active registration with the Smiles Club and are credit cards issued in Brazil with the following flags: American Express, Visa, Mastercard, Diners and Elo (“Participants”). Participants in the period between 09.11.2015 and 19.09.2015 (“Effective Period”), purchase airline Smiles miles (“Miles Smiles”) for your Smiles account (“Account Smiles”) within the logged area of the site www.smiles.com.br via Mobile or Call Center, will receive a bonus of 200% (hundred percent) in Miles Smiles (“Bonus Miles”) on the amount of Miles Smiles acquired (miles resulting from Buying Miles Smiles) if they have active registration in the Club Smiles, or 50% (fifty percent), to the other Participants. The unit value of Miles Smiles is R $ 0.07. They are 200% bonus for customers Smiles Club and 50% for regular Smiles clients. On this anniversary of two years Smiles Club, get ready to take the role that trip so dreamed. Between 11 and 19 September 2015, who is customer buying Smiles Club miles and takes three times. Ie every 1 mile acquired, it takes 3. Who is also leverages customer Smiles: when buying miles, takes 50% bonus. And you know what’s even better? In this promotion, the mile purchase limit for all customers going from 40,000 to 80,000 miles. Unmissable!
Importantly, the validity of purchased miles and bonus miles is 12 months.