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.
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