Avianca LifeMiles has previously launched an offer to transfer LifeMiles between accounts in combination with a bonus of 120% in the process.
LifeMiles members can transfer miles for one more day with a 120% bonus to other members (you send 1,000 and the recipient gets 2,200) until March 30, 2021.
The amount of bonus miles may vary as the initial email sent to members suggests this is a targeted and tailored promotion.
You can access Avianca’s page for transferring miles here.
The fee is US$15 for every 1,000 miles transferred for which the recipient will get 2,200 miles credited. The price of a newly minted LifeMile (one) under this offer is 1.2 US cents each ($15/1,200).
This is an interesting option to consolidate a few accounts and also renew the expiration date in the process.
In the past few months Lifemiles has always extended their promotions but with this transfer campaign it’s more likely that it’ll run out and they come up with a new buy miles promo, pretty much their only revenue source at the moment.
This transfer campaign offer allows members essentially to create additional miles through the bonus while the fee per 1000 miles transfer remains the same. Lifemiles has extended their promotions often times in the past but I wouldn’t count this one will go beyond it’s original expiry date by the end of tomorrow.
Remember that Avianca has filed for bankruptcy protection. It is unclear when and how the airline will come through the reorganization. LifeMiles is a separate company, not in bankruptcy. There is very little value for a member or potential buyer if the airline behind the program ceases to exist as could be seen with Air Berlin Topbonus.
I could consider buying LifeMiles if you have use for them in the next few months, the award availability exists using LifeMiles and you can issue the award ticket right away.
These are the Terms & Conditions for this campaign:
This promotion is valid from March 16th to March 30th, 2021 (between 00.00-23.59 GMT -6, El Salvador), as the last date of transfer.
Transfer fee for each block of 1,000 LifeMiles: US$15.00 not including applicable taxes and US$18.30* including applicable taxes according to the country of correspondence registered in the LifeMiles database**
The 120% bonus is calculated over the amount of miles to be transferred.
Miles transfer is available through Avianca´s Call Centers, LifeMiles.com and Avianca Information Centers. For residents of Venezuela, it is only available through LifeMiles.com.
At LifeMiles.com, the purchase can only be done through BUY MILES/ Transfer your miles.
Only form of payment through Avianca’s Call Center and LifeMiles.com: international credit or debit card. Cash payments are only allowed at Avianca’s Information Centers.
The miles must be transferred in multiples of LM 1,000.
Minimum transfer miles: LM 1,000.
Maximum transfer miles per member per calendar year: LM 75,000 (excluding additional bonuses).
Maximum LifeMiles to receive per member per calendar year: LM 75,000 (excluding additional bonuses).
The miles transferred and earned with this promotion do not apply to achieve or maintain Elite status.
The transfer 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 transfer of miles is an immediate execution transaction. Once the miles are transferred, they will be accrued immediately on the receiving member´s account. As of that moment, the miles can be used according to the terms and conditions of the LifeMiles Program. Miles transferred, 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 price can be lower depending on the correspondence country entered on the Member´s profile in their LifeMiles account.