Avianca LifeMiles has brought back a transfer points promotion to move miles between accounts (at a fee), with members getting a 115% bonus in the process when transferring miles until March 15, 2022.
LifeMiles has had similar transfer promotions in the past, usually with 110% to 125% variable bonuses and these campaigns run a couple of times per year.
These days LifeMiles has a mileage sale or mileage transfer promotion almost permanently and if there is immediate availability to book something it can be worthwhile to purchase some.
It’s time to share more trips!
Ask a relative or friend to transfer miles to your account. For every LM 1,000 they transfer, you will get a bonus of LM 1,150.
A fee of US$ 15.00 + taxes for every LM 1,000 transferred between accounts applies for the member making the transfer.
Keep in mind that this is nothing else but essentially buying miles with the added benefit of consolidating accounts this way, in case you have access to some other accounts.
The miles you transfer aren’t free – somehow, you collected or purchased them before – so that could potentially influence people’s thinking when evaluating if this is a great deal or not.
You can always purchase miles through the Miles&Cash option during the redemption process at the rate of 1.5 cents per mile (depending on how many miles you buy – the prices vary based on the amount).
This transfer bonus makes it easier to consolidate miles from family accounts for one and keep them from not expiring.
The 15% extra isn’t the greatest bonus amount offered for this kind of transaction, previously the bonus was 120% or sometimes even a little higher. If it’s not super urgent I’d wait until a better offer comes around in the future.
These are the Terms & Conditions for the current promotion:
This promotion is valid from March 1st, 2022 to March 15th, 2022 (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 115% 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. *For residents in Colombia: the values are settled based on Colombia´s exchange rate on the date of the transaction.