Avianca Lifemiles and Citibank Thank You Points have a promotion offering a 25% bonus for transfers into the LifeMiles account until December 12th 2018.
Citibank offers a wide portfolio of different cards that earn ThankYou points and there have been some rather large sign up bonuses for these cards recently.
The ThankYou network itself offers a wide variety of redemption options and transfer partners (see their website here) but not all of them make a lot of sense.
You can access the Lifemiles / Citi Thank You promotional website here.
Transfer your Citi ThankYou® Points to LifeMiles from November 15th to December 12th, 2018 and earn an additional 25% bonus miles.
The process is really easy, just:
- Go to ThankYou.com/transfer
- Request the transfer of your Points to LifeMiles
- Your miles will be credited immediately to your LifeMiles account.
The credit cards that apply for ThankYou® Points transfer are:
- Citi Premier ®
- Citi Prestige®
- Citi Chairman®
Do not miss this opportunity to approach your next adventure!
The good thing about this is that the points apparently are transferred and available instantly so there is very little to no chance of availability disappearing in between the transfer and the actual credit of the points. However Lifemiles is notorious for ghost availability which is a term for the display of flights that aren’t really bookable and result in an error message in one of the final steps.
While it’s generally good to always have more options for redeeming your points this might not be a very good use for the very universal ThankYou currency.
It’s much better to transfer the points to a loyalty program where you can’t just buy the miles for very cheap outright as LifeMiles offers it through their constant Buy Miles promotions. Unless you have a lot of Citibank points and don’t know what to do with them I’d probably hold off from transferring through this promotion.
These are the T&C for this promotion:
Bonus LifeMiles offer is valid for Point transfer to Avianca LifeMiles completed between 11/15/18 12 AM ET and 12/12/18 11:59 PM ET.
For the bonus LifeMiles offer, you will receive a 1.25 LifeMiles for each ThankYou Point transferred during the promotional period listed above.
That is 0.25 bonus LifeMiles in addition to the base redemption rate of 1 ThankYou Point to 1 Mile, for a total of 1.25 LifeMiles.
For example, if you transfer 1,000 ThankYou Points, you will receive a total of 1,250 LifeMiles.
In order to transfer Points to Avianca LifeMiles using the Points Transfer feature on thankyou.com, you must have an eligible Avianca LifeMiles account and the first and last names on yourThankYou account and Avianca LifeMiles account must match.
A submitted request to transfer Points may not be cancelled and the Points in a submitted request may not be returned to your ThankYou account.
Following the Points Transfer, the resulting LifeMiles will be subject to the Terms and conditions of the Avianca LifeMiles program.