Avianca LifeMiles has launched another sale to buy miles up to a 140% bonus between July 13 – August 3, 2021.
LifeMiles members can buy up to 200,000 miles yearly (before bonus), and the maximum bonus under this sale is 140%. The previous maximum bonus has been 200%
You can access this offer on the LifeMiles website here.
The price of a mile purchased from Avianca under the 140% bonus is 1.38 US cents each.
It is, however, noteworthy that Avianca is still under administration:
So far, this didn’t impact LifeMiles, but that doesn’t mean it won’t happen in the future.
Once people can start widespread redemptions again, there might be specific risks involved. For example, LifeMiles could suddenly and without warning devalue their award charts again as they have done before.
Nothing definitive at this point would suggest this to be the case, but it may be good to have it in mind before investing money into miles.
Problems our readers have had with Avianca LifeMiles issued awards:
LifeMiles can come in handy for premium cabin redemptions and are currently the cheapest Star Alliance miles that one can buy. 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 exists.
Their miles are cheap, but Avianca and LifeMiles are not the easiest entities to deal with if something goes wrong or there are itinerary changes. In addition, there are some reports about partner airlines denying boarding on Avianca-issued award tickets. They are rare but do happen.
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 July 13th and August 3rd, 2021 (between 00.00-23.59 GMT -6, El Salvador).
The bonus applies as follows: for purchases from 1,000 – 200,000 LifeMiles receive 140% additional miles, for example, for the purchase of LM 1,000 you receive LM 2,400 in total.
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 500,000 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 500,000 miles limit, unless the amount of miles to receive without applying the promotional bonus is less or equal to 500,000 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.
LifeMiles Terms and Conditions apply. Available at LifeMiles.com
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.