Avianca, a Star Alliance airline, based in Colombia, has launched a Cyber Week sale to buy LifeMiles with a bonus through December 3, 2020.
LifeMiles members can buy up to 200,000 miles yearly (before any possible bonus), and the extra under this sale is 200%.
You can access this offer on the LifeMiles website here.
The price of a LifeMiles under this sale when purchased at a 200% bonus is 1.1 US cents each.
This is the lowest price that Avianca LifeMiles has sold its miles throughout the years. These miles can come in handy for premium cabin redemptions and are the cheapest Star Alliance miles that one can buy.
I would not, however, buy any LifeMiles right now, as the entire aviation sector is in turmoil. It is unclear when and how Avianca will come through the reorganization funded by the Colombian government.
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:
This promotion is exclusive for LifeMiles members that have received this email directly from LifeMiles.
This promotion applies for miles purchases made between November 24th and December 3rd, 2020 (between 00.00-23.59 GMT -6, El Salvador).
The bonus applies as follows: for purchases from 1,000 – 200,000 LifeMiles receive 3×1, for example, for the purchase of LM 1,000 you receive LM 3,000
The bonus is calculated based on the miles purchased per individual transaction without taking into account the 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 600,000 miles, minus the miles that the member has previously purchased in 2020 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 2020, including the bonuses, exceed the 600,000 miles limit, unless the amount of miles to receive without applying the promotional bonus is less or equal to 600,000 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 2020, 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 US$33.00 without applicable taxes and US$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.
Miles purchased may be accrued in separate transactions. The total miles purchased will appear in the member’s account no later than 24 hours after completing the purchase.
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.
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* For residents in Peru each package of 1,000 miles has a cost of US$38.94 S/ 140.22 including taxes. Prices in Nuevos Soles reflect the reference exchange rate on November 11th, 2020: S/ 3.601 per US$1 dollar. Final prices in Nuevos Soles will be determined bases on the exchange rate of the date of the transaction. For residents in Costa Rica the values are settled based on the exchange rate as provided 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 the Member´s profile in their LifeMiles account.