Avianca LifeMiles has launched their last promotion of 2018 for buying LifeMiles and is offering a full 145% bonus (no minimum) for purchases made until December 30, 2018.
LifeMiles members can purchase up to 200,000 miles every calendar year before any bonuses. Some members may occasionally have higher targeted offers.
You can access this offer on Avianca’s website here.
Note that this time the bonus amount isn’t on the number of LifeMiles you intent to purchase so you’ll get the 145% Bonus for any amount starting at 1000 miles (resulting in 1,450 miles bonus).
Here is an example of the purchase price:
The price of a ‘LifeMile’ (one) purchased at the 45% bonus level is 1.35 cents each which is rather low. You’re also always able to supplement 1000 LifeMiles for $15 cash (dynamic pricing) through the cash&points redemption option.
What’s great about this sale is that previously the bonus amounts are staggered and in order to receive the maximum bonus you’d have to buy 100,000+ miles which is rather expensive. This bonus table system doesn’t apply during the Year End Sale and I might actually buy a few for a one way I need in early January.
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 which you unfortunately never know until it actually happens).
These are the Terms & Conditions of this promotion:
This promotion applies for miles purchases made between December 28th and December 30th, 2018 (between 00.00-23.59 GMT -6, El Salvador). The bonus for this promotion is 2×1 + 45% additional miles. The bonuses are calculated based on the miles purchased per individual transaction without taking into account the 2×1 bonus. This promotion is exclusive for LifeMiles member that have received this email directly from LifeMiles. 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 is 200,000 LifeMiles. Additionally, the maximum miles that a member can receive during the promotion, including applicable bonuses is 490,000 miles, minus the miles that the member has previously purchased in 2018 and their respective bonuses. The purchase transaction cannot be made if the amount of miles to purchase and the corresponding bonus, including all miles purchased in 2018, including the bonuses, exceed the 490,000 miles limit, unless the amount of miles to receive without applying the promotional bonus is less or equal to 490,000 miles, in which case, the transaction will be processed but no bonus will be granted, giving such warning to the member. The maximum amount of miles to receive by a member through the purchase of miles per calendar year outside of this promotion is 200,000 LifeMiles. 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 outside of promotional periods until the next calendar year. Each package of 1,000 LifeMiles is USD 33.00 without applicable taxes and USD 40.26*** including applicable taxes according to correspondence country registered in the LifeMiles database**** The purchase of miles is not reversible or refundable, except in countries where this right is granted by applicable law, such as the right to retraction in Colombia, in the cases where it applies. 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. Miles are not endorsable. Miles purchase is available through Avianca’s Call Centers, LifeMiles.com and Avianca Information Centers.