Avianca, a Star Alliance airline based in Colombia has launched a new Cyber Week sale to buy LifeMiles with a 165% bonus through November 29, 2021.
LifeMiles members can buy up to 200,000 miles yearly (before any possible bonus), and the maximum bonus under this sale is 165%.
This year’s Cyber Week bonus is much smaller than what they offered last year (200%) but let’s consider that a year ago was the height of the pandemic and almost nobody was traveling anywhere.
You can access this offer on the LifeMiles website here.
The Bonus Tier this year is as follows:
- 1,000-20,000 – 145% Bonus
- 21,000-50,000 – 155% Bonus
- 51,000-200,000 – 165% Bonus
This is the price for purchasing 51,000 Miles and earning the 165% Bonus:
The price of a LifeMiles under this sale when purchased at a 165% bonus is 1.24 US cents each. This is not the lowest price that Avianca LifeMiles has sold its miles throughout the years but the demand for awards is undergoing a rapid change which is also reflective in the price of these miles.
These miles can come in handy for premium cabin redemptions and are usually the cheapest Star Alliance miles that one can buy. However, there are so many offers for premium tickets around that it’s best to first check prices for revenue tickets just to have a point for comparison.
Unless you have a clear, immediate plan on how to use the points I would not 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.
These 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 22nd and November 29th, 2021 (between 00.00-23.59 GMT -6, El Salvador). The bonus applies as follows: for purchases from 1,000 – 20,000 LifeMiles receive 145% additional miles, for purchases from 21,000 – 50,000 LifeMiles receive 155% additional miles, for purchases from 51,000 – 200,000 LifeMiles receive 165% additional miles. 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 540,000 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 540,000 miles limit, unless the amount of miles to receive without applying the promotional bonus is less or equal to 540,000 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.