Avianca LifeMiles has just published a new promotion with up to 125% bonus for purchasing miles during the next two weeks until April 12th, 2019.
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 (you can not open brand new accounts to take advantage of active promotions).
This is the bonus schedule for this current promotion:
Keep in mind you can get the 25% bonus already when you purchase 51,000 Lifemiles and above so there is no need to purchase the full 200k to max out the bonus. This is a very low requirement for the maximum bonus as in the past it has always been for purchases above 100k.
The price of a ‘LifeMile’ (one) purchased at the 25% bonus level is 1.47 cents each which is pretty much the standard price LifeMiles have been going for unless there is a special promotion such as during Cyber Monday where they offered 140% bonus for all purchases.
You’re also always able to supplement 1000 LifeMiles for $15 cash (dynamic pricing) through the cash&points redemption option upon checkout.
They are having a sale now every month and market the miles quite aggressively. Not sure that’s a good thing as Lifemiles is know for adjusting the chart without any notice if they feel a need to do so. One of the needs could be that too many miles are sitting in the member accounts.
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 for this promotion:
This promotion is exclusive for the LifeMiles members that have received this email directly from LifeMiles. This promotion applies for miles purchases made between April 9th and April 12th, 2019 (between 00.00-23.59 GMT -6, El Salvador). The bonus percentage applies as follows: for purchases from 1,000 – 25,000 LifeMiles receive 2×1 miles + 5%, for purchases from 26,000 – 50,000 LifeMiles receive 2×1 + 15% additional miles, for purchases from 51,000 – 200,000 receive 2×1 + 25% additional miles. The bonuses are calculated 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 is 200,000 LifeMiles. Additionally, the maximum miles that a member can receive during the promotion, including applicable bonuses is 450,000 miles, minus the miles that the member has previously purchased in 2019 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 2019, including the bonuses, exceed the 450,000 miles limit, unless the amount of miles to receive without applying the promotional bonus is less or equal to 450,000 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 including any bonus miles received. If the member surpasses the limit, through purchases made during this promotion and other purchases in 2019, 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 country of the mailing address 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. For residents of Venezuela, it is only available through LifeMiles.com. 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. 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. LifeMiles Terms and Conditions apply. LifeMiles is a trademark of LifeMiles LTD. ***The values are settled based on the exchange rate of the date of the transaction. ****The price can be lower depending of the correspondence country entered on the Member´s profile in their LifeMiles account.