Avianca LifeMiles current mileage sale offering up to 200% bonus is coming to and end three days from now on September 25th 2020 (unless they extend the campaign again).
LifeMiles also announced in an email they just sent out that they’re committing to keep their current award charts until at least January 2021 – apparently people had some concerns about that prompting such a response.
LifeMiles members can buy up to 200,000 miles yearly (before any possible bonus), and the extra under this sale is 200%. You must purchase by September 25, 2020.
This is the wording then used in their email that just came in:
Take advantage of a mega bonus of up to 200% for every LM 1,000 you buy.
Even though we do not intent to change our award rates, for the members who purchase this promotion we will honor these award tables until at least January 2021.
Either they actually do plan to do something with their award chart in the near future (beyond January) or this is simply a marketing line and intended to remove peoples doubts about purchasing large amounts of miles right now.
The price of a LifeMiles under this sale when purchased at a 200% bonus is 1.1 US cents each.
The bonus is staggered depending on how many miles you buy:
While buying miles might be a good investment sometime down the line once common flying is possible again but remember that it’s still cash money put into a rather inflexible currency so buyer beware.
This is the lowest price that Avianca LifeMiles has sold its miles throughout the years. These miles can come handy for premium cabin redemptions and are the cheapest Star Alliance miles that one can buy.
If you have use for Star Alliance awards right now, they are available for redemptions using LifeMiles (not all are), and you are sure that you can use the ticket, there is no downside of buying miles from Avianca.
Here are the terms and conditions of this offer:
Miles must be purchased in multiples of LM 1,000
The minimum miles to purchase per transaction is LM 1,000
The maximum amount of miles to receive by a member per calendar year is LM 200,000 (including miles purchased and bonuses received). If you exceed the limit, through purchases made during any promotion and other purchases in 2019, taking into account the bonuses received for those purchases, you will not be able to purchase any more miles until the next calendar year
Each multiple of LM 1,000 costs US$ 33*
Payments can only be made through Avianca´s Call Center and LifeMiles.com: credit card or international debit card. Cash payments are only allowed at Avianca´s Sales Offices. Other conditions: the receipt of the transaction will reflect the total number of miles accrued to your account and the total charge for the transaction
Miles purchased and earned with this option do not apply to achieve or mantain the Elite status
The purchase of miles is non reversable and non refundable. The purchase of miles is an immediate execution contract. Once the payment is made, the miles will be accrued immediately on your account. As of that moment the miles can be used according to the terms and conditions of the LifeMiles program. For these reasons the purchase of miles is a contract that cannot be resolved and retraction or similar rights according to applicable law are not applicable
Miles are not endorsable
Mile purchase is available through Avianca´s Call Center, LifeMiles.com and Avianca´s Sale Offices. For residents of Venezuela, it is only available through LifeMiles.com
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
*For residents in Colombia: the values are settled based on Colombia´s exchange rate on the date of the trasaction. For residents in Peru each multiple of LM 1,000 has a cost of US$ 38.94 or S/.132.23 including taxes. Prices in Nuevos Soles reflect the reference exchange rate to January 2nd, 2019: S/.3.370 per US$ 1. Final prices in Nuevos Soles will be determined based on the exchange rate issued by IATA. For the rest of the countries 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 your profile in your LifeMiles account