Avianca LifeMiles has recently launched yet another sale to buy miles up to a 160% bonus that’s going to end tomorrow, Tuesday June 1, 2021.
LifeMiles members can buy up to 200,000 miles yearly (before bonus), and the maximum bonus under this sale is 160%.
Even though I’m sure there will be some other mileage sale during the summer months this could be a last chance to buy some miles in order to use them for a summer vacation.
You can access this offer on the LifeMiles website here.
This is a staggered bonus depending on the amount of miles you buy:
The bonus maxes out with 160% when you buy more than 51,000 miles in a single transaction.
The price of a mile purchased from Avianca under the 160% bonus is 1.27 US cents each. While cheap it’s not the lowest price that Lifemiles has ever sold their miles at (used to be as much as 200% bonus).
Keep in mind that Avianca as an airline is still under administration and while this didn’t impact LifeMiles for now that doesn’t mean it won’t happen in the future.
Once people can start widespread redemptions again, there might be a certain risk involved. LifeMiles could suddenly and without warning devalue their award charts again as they did before.
LifeMiles can come in handy for premium cabin redemptions they have been running their promotions to buy miles rather consistently. The lowest price that Avianca has sold LifeMiles over the past 12 months has been with a 200% bonus.
I would not buy any LifeMiles right now unless you have an immediate use for them and the award availability through Avianca LifeMiles can be verified prior to purchasing the miles.
Their miles are the cheapest you can buy within Star Alliance (aside from offers like transferring cancelled Air Canada tickets into Aeroplan miles) but Avianca and LifeMiles are not the easiest entities to deal with if something goes wrong or there are itinerary changes.
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 May 4th and June 1st, 2021 (between 00.00-23.59 GMT -6, El Salvador).
The bonus applies as follows: for purchases from 1,000 – 15,000 LifeMiles receive 145% additional miles, for purchases from 16,000 – 50,000 LifeMiles receive 155% additional miles, for purchases from 51,000 – 200,000 LifeMiles receive 160% additional miles.
The bonus is 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 550,000 miles, minus the miles that the member has previously purchased in 2021 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 2021, including the bonuses, exceed the 550,000 miles limit, unless the amount of miles to receive without applying the promotional bonus is less or equal to 550,000 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 2021, 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.
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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