Avianca LifeMiles has launched a new promotion for buying miles and is offering up to 135% bonus for purchases made until May 30, 2018.
These bonus sales have become a monthly event though there hasn’t been an actual Buy Promo since December, the ones since have been transfer promotions. It must be a good money maker for Avianca, even when selling miles at such low prices.
You can access this offer on Avianca’s website here.
Note that the bonus amount is dependent on the number of LifeMiles you intent to purchase and the account had to be open at the time the promotion started as you can not open brand new accounts to take advantage of active promotions.
This is the bonus table I received in my LifeMiles promotional email:
Careful: The Lifemiles purchase engine experiences a malfunction at this moment (Tue, May 2) likely due to incorrect programming. It’s not possible to purchase more than 100k miles right now and even the bonus amounts for lower levels are messed up. Definitely stay away from this until it has been fixed and double check the amounts displayed.
The price of one ‘LifeMile’ purchased at the 135% bonus level is 1.40 cents each. Which is on the lower end of the range LifeMiles have been going for during previous promotions which mostly maxed out at 125%. You’re also always able to supplement 1000 miles for $15 cash (dynamic pricing) through the cash&points redemption option.
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). As mentioned, don’t purchase until the engine has been fixed!
These are the Terms & Conditions for this current promotion:
- This promotion applies for miles purchases made between May 2nd and May 30th, 2018 (between 00.00-23.59 GMT -6, El Salvador).
- For LifeMiles members that have Colombia, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Panama, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia, Paraguay, Uruguay, Brazil, Argentina, Chile or Venezuela as their country of residence in their Member’s profile the bonus percentage applies as follows: for purchases from 1,000 – 10,000 LifeMiles receive 2×1, for purchases from 11,000 –40,000 LifeMiles receive 2×1 + 15% additional miles, for purchases from 41,000 – 200,000 receive 2×1 + 25% additional miles.
- For LifeMiles members that have any other country as their country of residence in their Member’s profile the bonus percentage applies as follows: for purchases from 1,000 – 50,000 LifeMiles receive 2×1, for purchases from 51,000 – 100,000 LifeMiles receive 2×1 + 15% additional miles, for purchases from 101,000 – 200,000 receive 2×1 + 25% additional miles.
- The bonuses are calculate 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 to receive the bonus established above is 200,000 LifeMiles if the Member has not purchased miles in 2018 or 200,000 LifeMiles minus the miles previously purchased by the Member in 2018.
- The Member may purchase miles outside of the limits showed above but in such case the transactions will be processed but no bonuses will be granted.
- The maximum amount of miles to receive by a member per calendar year outside of this promotion is 200,000 LifeMiles (including miles purchased and bonuses received). If the member surpasses the limit, through purchases made during this promotion and other purchases in 2018, taking into account the bonuses received for those purchases, he or she will not be able to purchase any more miles until the next calendar year.
- Each package of 1,000 LifeMiles costs USD $33.00 without applicable taxes and USD $40.26* including applicable taxes according to correspondence country registered in the LifeMiles database**
- 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.
- The purchase of miles is not reversible or refundable. 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. For these reasons the purchase of miles is a contract that cannot be resolved and retraction or similar rights according to applicable law are not applicable.
- Miles are not endorsable.
- Miles purchase is available through Avianca´s Call Centers, LifeMiles.com and Avianca Information Centers. For residents of Curacao it is only available through LifeMiles.com and Avianca’s Call Centers. For residents of Venezuela, it is only available through LifeMiles.com.
- 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.