American Express (U.S. Based) Membership Rewards: 15% Transfer Bonus For Avianca LifeMiles

American Express Membership Rewards has a new promotion available for their U.S. based members, offering a 15% bonus on Membership Rewards transfers to Avianca LifeMiles.

This promotion is showing up on my Platinum Charge Card account and is available to all card members (non-targeted) with an expiration date of April 1st 2019.

The ratio of transferring Membership Rewards points to LifeMiles is not bad, 1:1 plus applicable transfer bonus, but I would recommend that those who are interested in LifeMiles to consider buying them instead at very low prices (usually $15 or less per 1000 miles) and save the Membership Rewards for programs where it’s impossible to buy points that cheap. Nevertheless it’s an option.

You can find the transfer option in your online Amex card account under Membership Rewards – Airline Transfers :

If you want to buy LifeMiles instead of transferring Amex over then check out their latest promotion with additional bonuses to compare. It all depends on how one values the Membership Rewards points.


I probably wouldn’t transfer Amex points to Lifemiles for the reasons outlined above. You can buy their miles cheaply and the program has too many routing restrictions as well as booking engine errors for my taste.

That being said, if you find a routing that makes sense and have too many Membership Rewards to count then this current transfer promotion could be an option.

These are the Terms & Conditions for this promotion

You must be enrolled in Avianca LifeMiles in order to participate in this offer, visit to enroll. American Express is not responsible for availability of flight, accommodations or any other rewards in Avianca LifeMiles. Once you have transferred Membership Rewards points, they become subject to the Terms and Conditions of Avianca LifeMiles and cannot be transferred back to your Membership Rewards program account. Taxes, fees, charges and surcharges, including airline surcharges, apply on Avianca Airlines redemption flights and upgrades. See Avianca LifeMiles Terms and Conditions for details. Individual air carrier restrictions may apply.
Minimum transfer is 1,000 Membership Rewards points. Redeem for this exclusive offer from 12:00 a.m. MT on March 1st, 2019 to 11:59 p.m. MT on April 1st, 2019, to receive 15% additional Avianca LifeMiles. Additional Avianca LifeMiles will be awarded at the time of transfer.