Avianca LifeMiles has launched a new “Four Days Only” promotion for buying miles and is offering 135% bonus for mileage purchases made through August 27, 2021.
LifeMiles members can purchase up to 200,000 miles every calendar year. Some members may have higher, individually targeted offers than others.
These bonus sales have become a monthly event , it must be a good money maker for Avianca ( a company still in administration), even when selling miles at such low prices. I wonder when their payments to other carriers are due when award tickets are flown?
Keep in mind you can get the 35% bonus already when you purchase as little as 1,000 Lifemiles and above so there is no need to purchase higher amounts unless you want to.
The price of one ‘LifeMile’ purchased at the 135% bonus level is 1.4 cents each. Which is on the lower end of the range LifeMiles have been going for during previous promotions which mostly maxed out at 125%. You’re also always able to supplement 1000 miles for $15 cash (dynamic pricing) through the cash&points redemption option.
LifeMiles used to be very good award option before the award charts were devalued few times. You can still can find LifeMiles useful to utilize for certain routings.
The big advantage of this promotion is that the bonus kicks in right away and there is no minimum mileage threshold to purchase. I still recommend to only buy larger quantities of miles only when you have a near or immediate use for them and have checked availability prior to purchase.
These are the Terms and Conditions for this campaign:
This promotion is exclusive for LifeMiles members that have received this email directly from LifeMiles. This promotion applies for miles purchases made between August 24th and August 27th, 2021 (between 00.00-23.59 GMT -6, El Salvador). The bonus applies as follows: for purchases from 1,000 – 200,000 LifeMiles receive 135% additional miles, for example, for the purchase of LM 1,000 you receive LM 2,350 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 470,000 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 470,000 miles limit, unless the amount of miles to receive without applying the promotional bonus is less or equal to 470,000 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.