Avianca LifeMiles has launched new essentially buy miles promotion under the disguise of transferring them between member accounts and getting 100% bonus in the process.
LifeMiles has had similar promotions in the past and the current price per newly generated mile is 1.5 cents each which is pretty much the standard for LifeMiles promotions nowadays.
Avianca has been selling LifeMiles at this price during the recent sales and they even had an additional tiered bonus on top at times.
You can access the current promotion on the LifeMiles website here.
Here are the details of the offer:
At LifeMiles you can transfer your miles to a family member or friend so they can accomplish their next traveling adventure. And in case you are the one in need of some extra miles, you can ask someone to give them to you as a present.
And before you share some love through miles, we want to inform you:
You can transfer up to LM 75,000 each calendar year between LifeMiles account members for only USD$15 + taxes for every group of LM 1,000
Transferred miles can’t be reimbursed, therefore we won’t be able to return them to the original account
Once you have transderred the miles, you will receive a confirmation email. In case you don’t, please call our Call Center so we can assist you.
This might be a good opportunity to consolidate accounts that have small amounts left in it. Keep in mind that you can always purchase miles through the miles&cash option during the redemption process at the same rate of 1.5 cents per mile (depending on how many miles you buy – the prices varies based on the amount).
Avianca LifeMiles has made mixed class awards available for booking on its website during the last year (read more here). You can now have economy or business class feeder flights for international flights in business or first. This makes it somewhat attractive again to finally use LifeMiles more effectively.
Here are the Terms & Conditions for this promotion:
This promotion applies between July 18th and July 25th, 2017(between 00.00-23.59 GMT -6, El Salvador), as the last date of transfer. Transfer fee for each block of 1,000 LifeMiles: USD 15.00 without applicable taxes and USD 18.30* including applicable taxes according to correspondence country registered in the LifeMiles database** The 2×1 bonus is calculated on the amount of miles transferred. Miles transfer is available through Avianca´s Call Centers, LifeMiles.com and Avianca Information Centers. For residents of Venezuela, it is only available through LifeMiles.com. At LifeMiles.com, the purchase can only be done through BUY LIFEMILES/ Transfer your miles or through USE/Transfer Miles. 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. Does not apply to the Flexible Redemption (miles + money) during the payment process of air ticket redemption. The miles must be transferred in multiples of 1,000. Minimum transfer miles: 1,000. Maximum transfer miles per member per calendar year: LM 75,000 (excluding additional bonuses). Maximum LifeMiles to receive per member per calendar year: LM 75,000 (excluding additional bonuses). The miles transferred and earned with this promotion do not apply to achieve or maintain Elite status. The transfer of miles is an immediate execution transaction. Once the miles are transferred, the miles will be accrued immediately on the receiving members account. As of that moment the miles can be used according to the terms and conditions of the LifeMiles Program. For these reasons the transfer of miles is a transaction that cannot be resolved and retraction or similar rights according to applicable law are not applicable. Miles transferred, 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. LifeMiles Terms and Conditions apply. LifeMiles is a trademark of LifeMiles LTD. *For residents in Colombia: the values are settled based on Colombia´s exchange rate on the date of the transaction. For residents in Peru each package of 1,000 miles has a cost of USD 17.70 or S/. 57.88 including taxes. Prices in Nuevos Soles reflect the reference exchange rate to June 22nd 2017: S/. 3.270 Per 1 USD dollar. Final prices in Nuevos Soles will be determined based on the exchange rate of the date of the transaction. For residents in other countries, the values are settled based on the official exchange rate provided by IATA. **The price can be lower depending of the correspondence country entered on the Member´s profile in their LifeMiles account.