Avianca, a Star Alliance airline based in Colombia, has launched a new sale to buy LifeMiles with up to a 145% bonus through May 17, 2022.
LifeMiles members can buy up to 200,000 miles yearly (before any possible bonus), and the maximum bonus under this sale is 145%.
You can access this offer on the LifeMiles website here.
The bonus depends on the number of miles purchased:
- 1,000-20,000 – 125% Bonus
- 21,000-50,000 – 135% Bonus
- 51,000-200,000 – 145% Bonus
This price of purchasing 490,000 miles (including bonus):
The cost of a LifeMiles under this sale when purchased at a 145% bonus is 1.35 US cents each. The lowest price Avianca sold LifeMiles in 2021 was 1.2 cents each.
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 that it’s best to check prices for revenue tickets to have a point for comparison.
There have been reports by our readers about difficulty redeeming LifeMiles and a couple of cases where partner airlines have denied boarding on Avianca-issued award tickets. Buyers, be aware.
These are the terms and conditions of this offer:
This promotion is exclusive for LifeMiles members who have received this email directly from LifeMiles. The promotion applies from May 3 to 17, 2022 (00:00-23:59 GMT -6, El Salvador). The bonus for granting is applied as follows: for purchases between 1,000 – 20,000 LifeMiles you receive an additional 125%, for purchases between 21,000 – 50,000 LifeMiles an additional 135%, for purchases between 51,000 – 200,000 LifeMiles you receive an additional 145%. The bonus is calculated on the miles to be purchased per individual transaction, not including the 2×1 bonus. Miles must be purchased in multiples of 1,000. The minimum number of miles to be purchased per transaction is 1,000 LifeMiles. The maximum number of miles to be purchased per transaction during the promotion is 200,000 miles. Additionally, the limit of miles that a member can receive while the promotion lasts, including the bonuses that apply, is 520,000 miles minus the miles purchased in 2022 and their respective bonuses. The purchase transaction cannot be carried out if the number of miles to be purchased and the corresponding bonus, taking into account all the miles purchased in 2022 and their respective bonuses, exceed 520,000 miles, unless, without applying the bonus of this promotion, are less than or equal to 520,000 miles, in which case, the transaction will be processed, and no bonus will be granted, making such warning to the Member. The limit of miles per calendar year that a member can receive for purchasing miles outside the promotion is 200,000 LifeMiles, including miles received as bonuses. If the member, through the purchases made during this promotion and other purchases made during 2022, taking into account the bonuses received in said purchases, exceeds this limit, they will not be able to buy Miles again outside of promotional periods until the year next calendar. The block of 1,000 LifeMiles has a cost of US$33.00 not including applicable taxes and US$40.26* including all applicable taxes depending on the country of correspondence registered in the LifeMiles database. The purchase of miles is not reversible or refundable, except in countries where this right is granted by local law, such as the right of withdrawal in Colombia, where applicable. The purchase and sale of Miles is an instant execution contract. Once the Member makes the payment of the Miles, they will be credited to the Member’s account immediately. As soon as the miles are credited, they can be used immediately in accordance with the terms and conditions of the LifeMiles program. Miles are not endorsable. The purchase of miles is available at LifeMiles.com, Avianca Points of Sale or the Avianca Call Center. For residents of Venezuela, it is only available through LifeMiles.com. The only payment method at LifeMiles.com and the Avianca Call Center: credit card or international debit card. Cash payments only at Avianca Points of Sale. The receipt of the purchase transaction will reflect the total miles credited to the member’s account, including the bonus miles and the total amount charged for the transaction. The miles from this purchase do not apply to maintain or achieve LifeMiles Elite status. The promotion does not apply to the Flexible Payment option (LifeMiles + Money) during the air ticket redemption payment flow. The purchased miles, once credited, may be redeemed in accordance with the conditions specified in the Terms and Conditions of the LifeMiles program and the portfolio of products and services available for redemption. LifeMiles Terms and Conditions apply. Check them at LifeMiles.com. LifeMiles is a registered trademark of LifeMiles LTD. *Securities are settled at the current exchange rate on the date of the transaction. The price may be lower depending on the member’s country of correspondence entered in their LifeMiles account profile.